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1h 32m 2007

Brief Synopsis

The story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago. It started in the 1970s in the mountains above Chamonix, France, where skiers began to attempt ski descents so extreme that they appeared almost suicidal. Men like Anselme Baud and Patrick Vallencant were inspired by the cha

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Documentary
Nature
Sports
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Edgeworx; Goldcrest Post Production; Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.; Kew Media Group; Laura Comerford; Submarine Entertainment; Sync Sound, Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Metrodome Distribution; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Canada; Iceland; France; Wyoming, USA; Alaska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Synopsis

The story of big mountain skiing, a sport that barely existed 35 years ago. It started in the 1970s in the mountains above Chamonix, France, where skiers began to attempt ski descents so extreme that they appeared almost suicidal. Men like Anselme Baud and Patrick Vallencant were inspired by the challenge of skiing where no one thought to ski before. Now, two generations later, some of the world's greatest skiers pursue a sport where the prize is not winning, but simply experiencing the exhilaration of skiing and exploring big, wild, remote mountains. The man who is often described as the greatest big mountain skier of all, the late Doug Coombs who died in a skiing accident in La Grave, France, in April, 2006, is at the center of the story. His rich life and tragic death reveal the essential question at the heart of big mountain skiing: How does a skier weigh the risks versus the rewards of a sport where the possibility of dying is ever present? Also featured are many of the sport's greatest athletes including Bill Briggs, Stefano De Benedetti, Eric Pehota, Glen Plake, Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Chris Davenport, Ingrid Backstrom and Andrew McLean.

Crew

Mike Aldersey

Helicopter Pilot

John Armstrong

Camera

John Bair

Animator

Brian Beck

Business Affairs

Christian Begin

Camera

Paul Berntsen

Other

Jacky Berry

Legal Services

Maura Brady

Production Assistant

Josh Braun

Consultant

Brian Brechwald

Other

Dave Brolin

Helicopter Pilot

Michael Buchanan

Production Assistant

Jason Butler

Song

Donald Canfield

Pilot

Neil Cedar

Adr/Dialogue Editor

Winston Chelf

Helicopter Pilot

Stevie Clifton

Animator

Laura Comerford

Production Insurance

Mara Hade Connolly

Production Accountant

Caitlin Costin

Associate Producer

Sttphane Dan

Other

Mike Darby

Lighting Technician

Ray Day

Sound Recordist

Bertrand Delapierre

Camera

John J Dowdell

Colorist

Denis Ducroz

Camera

Dabney Dwelle

Song

Bill Dyer

Other

Ted Fisher

Helicopter Pilot

Wayne Flann

Other

Lloyd Forcellini

Digital Effects Artist

John Griber

Camera

Ken Hahn

Sound Re-Recording Mixer

Brian Harder

Other

Greg Harms

Other

Alicia Hayes

Assistant Editor

Peter Heady

Digital Effects Artist

Joshua Helling

Rigging Electrician

Cesar Mylo Hernandez

Film Lab

Tom Hoberman

Legal Services

J Stuart Horsfall

Executive Producer

Sherman Hougland

Sound Department

Kayce Freed Jennings

Production Executive

Hans Johnstone

Other

Bill Kerig

Story By

Bill Kerig

Coproducer

Bill Kerig

Unit Director

Jeffrey Kincheloe

Rigging Electrician

Libby Kreutz

Researcher

Jordan Kronick

Producer

Jean Lane

Digital Effects Artist

Richard Lapointe

Helicopter Pilot

Peter Latzko

Location Manager

Paul Leonardo

Post-Production Supervisor

Tom Levy

Sound Department

Peter R Livingston

Editor

Jean Luc

Production Assistant

Victor Magro

Music

Bill Marino

Sound Design

Scott Markewitz

Photography

William Meno

Other

Zachary Micheletti

Song

Russell Mitrovich

Rigging Electrician

Tommy Moe

Other

Gabriel Monts

Sound Recordist

Robin Mounsey

Other

Mark D Obenhaus

Screenplay

Mark D Obenhaus

Executive Producer

Mark D Obenhaus

Camera

Sam Obenhaus

Camera

Steve Orton

Rigging Electrician

Mike Overcast

Other

Spence Palermo

Sound Department

Mimi Parker

Song

Peter Pilafian

Camera

Bob Poole

Camera

Robert Raker

Sound Department

Peter Reynolds

Rigging Electrician

Jim Rodnunsky

Other

Erich Roland

Director Of Photography

Paul Sacco

Consultant

Anton Sanko

Original Music

Jennifer Sinclair

Production Assistant

Peter Smart

Production Assistant

George Sparhawk

Song

Tim Spitzer

Digital Effects Artist

Beat Steiner

Camera

Petr Stepanek

Camera

Doug Strachan

Helicopter Pilot

Greg Stump

Camera

Jim Surette

Camera

Jim Surette

Camera Operator

Gabrielle Tenenbaum

Producer

Marc Tidalgo

Editing

Brian Vancho

Foley Artist

Chad Vanderham

Other

Laszlo Varga

Gaffer

Nate Wallace

Production Assistant

Marni Walsh

Production Assistant

Daniel Wasser

Legal Services

Brian Whitlock

Sound Department

Stacy Wolberg

Line Producer

Rick Wyatt

Other

Kathryn Wykes

Helicopter Pilot

Andrea Yellin

Accountant

Tom Yellin

Executive Producer

Film Details

MPAA Rating
Genre
Adventure
Documentary
Nature
Sports
Release Date
2007
Production Company
Aon/Albert G. Ruben Insurance Services; Edgeworx; Goldcrest Post Production; Hansen, Jacobson, Teller, Hoberman, Newman, Warren, Richman, Rush, Kaller & Gellman L.L.P.; Kew Media Group; Laura Comerford; Submarine Entertainment; Sync Sound, Inc.
Distribution Company
Sony Pictures Classics; Metrodome Distribution; M├ętropole Films Distribution; Sony Pictures Classics; Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
Location
Canada; Iceland; France; Wyoming, USA; Alaska, USA

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 32m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States December 21, 2007

Released in United States 2007

Released in United States November 2007

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2008

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2007

Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 25-May 6, 2007.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Telluride Film Festival August 31-September 3, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (Spotlight) April 25-May 6, 2007.)

Released in United States 2007 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Nonfiction Features of 2007) September 27-October 12, 2007.)

Released in United States on Video March 18, 2008

Limited Release in United States December 21, 2007

Released in United States Winter December 21, 2007 (NY, LA)

Released in United States November 2007 (Shown at AFI/Los Angeles International Film Festival (Documentary Showcase) November 1-11, 2007.)