Double Feature Film Night – FreeRider and Wyoming Triumph
January 5, 2012, Seattle WA – Enjoy an inspiring and captivating evening of free riding in the rugged Cascades and majestic Tetons with Crest Pictures and KGB Productions. The two filmmakers have teamed up to share center stage for a fun-filled evening in Seattle on Feb 3.
Follow local Northwest splitboard mountaineer Kyle Miller on his “epic hunt for good snow” in the U.S. premiere of Crest Pictures’ newest film FreeRider. Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of hard-charging skiers and snowboarders in KGB Productions’ Wyoming Triumph. FreeRider is a 14-minute documentary chronicling Miller's great passion for his sport, his love of the mountains and the wilderness, his ski bum lifestyle, his triumphs and disappointments, his pain and his joys, and his unyielding dedication towards fulfilling his riding dreams. Snowboarding has come a long way in the last few years, and splitboard mountaineering is at the forefront now. Miller is part of this new vanguard. He is an admired and respected splitboarder who has been featured in Off-Piste, Backcountry and Frequency magazines. Each season Miller sets a high bar for himself. In 2010, he successfully climbed and rode all 25 volcanoes in the Western United States. Last year he went for and completed Washington’s 10 highest peaks while the cameras rolled during the filming of FreeRider.
Wyoming Triumph is a 55-minute grassroots film featuring a veteran and youthful band of ski and snowboard friends and professionals, including Rob LaPier, Trevor Hiatt, Max Hammer, Tucker Mead, North Parker, Matt Luczkow, Trevor Thomas and Aidan Sheahan. Two years ago they set out on a mission to scout the vast and mostly unskied rugged interior of their home state, where more folks own elk rifles than skis. They traveled throughout the great big mountainous backcountry terrain of Wyoming in search of fresh lines and remote locations. The film not only explores the drive of this unique group of passionate individuals, but also takes the audience on a Wild West journey through parts of the “Old West” that still exists today. Following countless broken bones, close calls and getting lost, they return home with a story.
Websites and Trailers
Wyoming Triumph: http://www.wytriumph.com
Presenting on Friday, Feb 3, at The Mountaineers Program Center, 7700 Sand Point Way NE in Seattle. Admission is $10. The doors open at 6:30 PM so come early, drink beer, buy raffle tickets, and hook up with friends. The show starts around 7:30 PM with a brief introduction of FreeRider by filmmaker Robert Chrestensen and local rider Kyle Miller. Then KGB screens its feature-length film Wyoming Triumph. A raffle for gear from EVO and Eddie Bauer’s First Ascent will follow the show. Proceeds are for the benefit of the Northwest Weather and Avalanche Center (NWAC).
Tickets available at the door and at Brown Paper Tickets: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/221185
Crest Pictures is a small independent production company based in the Seattle area specializing in thought-provoking environmental films. They strive for the highest degree of quality, beauty, and integrity in their films. Recently they have ventured into the extreme sports genre, choosing to profile local elite athletes who have both a great respect for the wilderness and a unique and compelling story to tell. Their films have been screened at film festivals and on public television. FreeRider had its world premiere on Dec 9, 2011 at that the prestigious 7th International Free Ride Film Festival in St-Lary-Soulan, France.
KGB Productions is located in Jackson, Wyoming. They consider the environment their constant source for inspiration, and reflect this through their authentic stories and powerful imagery. KGB brings high production value to remote locations, rugged terrain and harsh environments. Recognized repeatedly for their creativity, technical expertise and professionalism, the KGB team has produced for film, television, business and the Web. Wyoming Triumph has played to a number of packed houses since its release in November 2011. It was just recently selected for the Cold Smoke Awards' People's Choice Tour.
Publicity images (for print and the Web) are available for both films. Kathy Chrestensen Crest Pictures ~ www.crestpictures.com