Intersection Presented by Bromley Baseboards
Whistler BC • April 10-19, 2015
LEGS OF STEEL WIN BEST IN SHOW AT INTERSECTION PRESENTED BY BROMLEY BASEBOARDS AT THE WORLD SKI & SNOWBOARD FESTIVAL
Rider-managed production company, Legs of Steel, won Best In Show at Intersection presented by Bromley Baseboards last night at the World Ski & Snowboard Festival (WSSF) in Whistler, BC. The audience was wowed by six action packed snow sports films that ranged in content from Ontario snowboard competitions, to Japanese powder-filled tree runs to Alaskan avalanches and urban ski segments across northern Canada. The winning edit from Legs of Steel is a part of their upcoming film, Passenger, set to be released in fall 2015. They took home the grand prize of $10,000 for being named Best In Show by the judges.
The People’s Choice award went overwhelmingly to Full Moon Films for their flick, Whishalla, which the crew described as a spoof of the ski film, Valhalla. The all-female crew threw down some amazing riding but their hilarious acting bits had the audience in stitches and sent them home with $2,000 in prizing.
In celebration of WSSF’s 20th year in Whistler, the format for Intersection presented by Bromley Baseboards was modified for 2015. Crews were allowed to use any footage shot after December 1, 2014 from anywhere in the world. They were also required to salute WSSF’s 20th year in some way.
Now in its fifth year, Intersection will once again see action sport filmmaking pushed to its limits. But this year, in celebration of the 20th Annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival, film crews will be able to bring their skiing and snowboarding footage from around the globe to Whistler’s big screens on Friday, April 17. With an extended timeframe and no limits to location, the chosen crews will put together a 5-7 minute film, unique to this competition, that incorporates artistic vision and a whole lot of shredding. It’s not just about who has the craziest footage with the most snow--it’s about who can put it together best. Audience members will be hyped on some of the best ski and snowboard footage captured this year and they will get to see it before everyone else.
INTRODUCING THE 2015 INTERSECTION TEAMS
Full Moon Film
Full Moon Film is a creative documentary about connecting the past, present and future of women's snowboarding with some of the best current pro snowboarders in the world. This crew will be traveling in search of the best powder, right in their backyard of Beautiful BC Canada. These women will be exploring everything from the mountains to the ocean and in between, showcasing personality and progressive riding. Featuring Leanne Pelosi, Marie France Roy, Robin Van Gyn, Hana Beaman, Annie Boulanger, Helen Schettini, Jamie Anderson, Tara Dakides and Barrett Christy.
Team Kontakt Films presents "ON. Weekends" - a short film that focuses on the freestyle snowboarding scene across a couple of weekends in Ontario. We live in a province with no real mountains, no decent backcountry and no sick pow lines. We live in a province where our biggest resort has a vertical drop of 720 feet. Nevertheless, Ontario has become a breeding ground for some of the best freestyle snowboarders in Canada. From a new and innovative rail jam in downtown Toronto, to the annual grassroots DownLow competition at Mt. St. Louis Moonstone, to a strictly fun session with friends, "ON. Weekends" will show a cross section of freestyle snowboarding in our province and our passion to ride and always keep progressing this sport we love.
Legs of Steel
Legs of Steel was born in 2009, produced from the ideas and passion of four friends and professional free skiers with the common goal of making high quality and innovative free ski movies. LOS is in the final stages of filming for the Fall 2015 release of their two year project titled “Passenger”. This clip is a special preview screening of their Alaska segment from the film, exclusively for INTERSECTION in celebration of the 20th Annual World Ski & Snowboard Festival.
Meanwhile in Canada
After the success of last year’s film project (winner of Best AM Film at the International Freeskiing Film Festival), which covered a month-long, urban ski based RV trip travelling from Vancouver to Halifax, the Meanwhile in Canada crew is back at it this year in search of a new destination. As the west coast experienced an unseasonably warm winter, the crew - skiers Mack Jones and Rob Heule, snowboarder Pat Slimmon, filmmaker Graeme Meiklejohn and photographer Stewart Medford, decided to take a gamble by returning to the RV and pointing themselves north with hopes of finding better snow. With little expectations and even littler knowledge of the area, the boys headed to Whitehorse, Yukon, while exploring any and all urban skiing opportunities they could find along the way in their latest project, Ski The North.
Whistler Creek Production’s Balance
DCP reflects on Snow, Skate and Surf culture, looking at what brings people happiness into people's lives. From Indonesia to Shanghai, from Whistler to Norway, the global hotspots of boarding culture are explored. Featuring DCP, Terje Haakonsen, Manuel Diaz, Clint Allan, Taj Burrow, Rizal Tanjung, David Gonzalez, as well as many others.
Wildcats are back!
The iconic wildcats that a lot of people grew up watching, are back with a full length movie – Wildcats Never Die. Taking a small look into the past movies and of members and mixing it with the new faces of snowboarding and the current crop of wildcats! They've traveled the globe this year in search of snow and fun. Not only are they out to capture amazing snowboarding but it has created close friendships and a brotherly bond among all the cats! Featuring Devun Walsh, Ryan Tiene, Eero Niemela, JF Pelchat and more.
Check out last year's winning show, here.
INTERSECTION AFTER PARTY
Join this year's teams at the Official After-Party happening at Garfinkels!
Where: Garfinkle's - Whistler Village
When: Friday, April 17, after the show ~11pm-1am
Please note: Intersection is open to all ages. Some shows may include adult humour and a small amount of profanity. Please attend at your own discretion.
Live at the Festival
- Now it's official! @TopEventsCanada named #WSSF in the top 20 events in Canada! bit.ly/1GAOTzi @Coochipeace pic.twitter.com/JWbDovxjWI Jun 25
- This #TBT goes out to the #AFP World Tour Finals and all the athletes that killed it during #WSSF 2015! @Coochipeace pic.twitter.com/0vO8xKwmjy Jun 11
- Watch @MackerJones & friends in #SkiTheNorth - a sweet edit they put together of their RV trip to the #Yukon. vimeo.com/129053400 Jun 03
- Who would you like to see at the #OutdoorConcertSeries for #WSSF 2016? @swollenmembers always throws down! pic.twitter.com/BheUERIqTN Jun 01
- Want some #BehindTheScenes antics from the @getolympus 72 Hr Filmmaker Showdown? Here you go > youtu.be/TIPqTpaSILA #WSSF #Whistler May 13