How did you hear about the film and how did you get involved to work on Resolution?
I honestly can’t remember the initial conversation but it must have been via Pat Bridges, and then Grenier called me and we both agreed it would be super sick, haha. It’s dope that the proposed roster for the movie actually came together for it.
How was your approach to filming for Resolution different from other projects you’ve worked on?
I’ve done Burton projects for the last 4 or 5 years so it was cool to do something different. And all the riders that came together for it made me super motivated. I tried to focus as much as I could as well as be there for my lady and her chemo treatments.
What were some of the highlights of your winter?
Me and Mikkel Bang left BC a couple times in a panic to find some snow and ended up panicking right back to catch a storm. Each time we came back we randomly ended up going to the same zone in Pemberton, and after we realized that, we called it Jetlag Ridge. The first time we were there we had flown all night from Europe and went straight there, and the next time directly from Alaska the day before. Jetlag Ridge always paid out. We should have never left in the first place. Those sessions were so sick. Actually now that I think about it, the early season was awesome. From December to mid-January there was so much snow and really nobody was around so it was super chill. We would go out and ride the best snow with no stress and come back home and eat meat and cheese platters, hahaha.
What were some of the lowlights of your winter?
The lowlight was that the season just ended so much earlier than it usually does. We had a couple trips planned to finish off our filming but everywhere got so warm that the trips got cancelled. Summer started in April.
What was the craziest thing you saw in the streets or the backcountry while filming?
Watching Mikkel overshoot this new gap we built on this glacier. It had a real long flat in-run, so it was hard to gauge the speed. We thought the speed was looking right but as soon as he took off I knew he was going to the bottom. He probably ended up passing the actual landing spot by about 100 feet. He didn’t even flinch. He knew he was fucked but he kept doing his trick perfectly, haha.
Are you happy with the amount of footage that you’re sitting on?
No, not really.