August, 11, 2005 - Meathead Films is proud to announce the title of its latest ski movie from the '04/'05 season: "Born From Ice." The digital and Super 8mm film by Geoff McDonald is scheduled for release in September of this year.
As many in the skiing community know, Meathead Films went through a tragic incident this past February experiencing the loss of close friend and ski partner, Alec Stall. It was uncertain whether or not the company would continue its filming efforts for the season; however massive support and encouragement led Meathead Films back behind the lens. With refocused energy following the loss, and in honor of Alec, a vow was made to ensure that "Born From Ice" would be the finest Meathead production ever. The film promises to be this year's definitive Eastern ski movie, from a company dedicated to showing the possibilities of skiing in this underrated region.
"Born From Ice" is Meathead Films' fifth feature production. The company, based in Burlington, Vermont, works with a variety of jib and backcountry skiers who use both alpine and telemark equipment.
The movie exposes the story of a talented underground crew as they shred deep powder, backcountry lines and jumps, urban rails, and terrain parks. From Massachusetts to Newfoundland, the Meatheads will once again bring you the finest the East has to offer.
An incredible trip to Newfoundland, Canada; featuring Blomidon Cat Skiing, burly backcountry lines, cornice drops, and Marble Mountain ski resort
First tracks in the woods of Stowe and Jay Peak
Deepest powder day of the year at Mad River Glen
Sick park footage from Loon Mountain, Stratton, Killington, Waterville Valley, Smugglers Notch, Sugarbush, and Stowe
Urban rails all around Vermont including a 78-foot bridge rail
Big airs and gnarly crashes off a tow-in kicker
Biggest cliff ever landed in the East
Bringing back an Eastern tradition: the mogul scene at Killington; featuring a World Cup mogul skier and a die-hard Outer Limits veteran with a Pullet (pony tail + mullet)
Insanely large daffys, mule kicks, and froggers in the return of the 80's one-pieces shredding it Old School style
All the antics, humor, and hardcore skiing you would expect from a group known collectively as The Meatheads"Born From Ice will feature returning veterans:
Chris "Rooster James
Andrew WhitefordAs well as new additions to the cast:
Randy "The Hammer Grosso
Will WessonAnd returning from injury and the insertion of an 8-inch titanium rod in his thigh, the bionic man himself:Kristian GeisslerJoin The Meatheads on their 30 stop Eastern Tour of "Born From Ice this coming fall. The crew will visit cities, colleges, ski resorts, film festivals and special events in order to spread the gospel and good word of Eastern skiing. Dates/ times/ locations will be posted on the Meathead Films website (www.meatheadfilms.com) later this summer!Visit www.meatheadfilms.com for additional information about "Born From Ice as well as our other recent releases, including our new groundbreaking documentary, "Epoch.