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Boulder, CO — (News Release) – This fall, journey beyond the edge of winter with Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID. Olympic skier-turned-NFL-football-player Jeremy Bloom serves as narrator as the world’s best winter sports athletes embark on a global mission to discover the deepest snow, the steepest mountains, and the world’s gnarliest snowball fight. Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID tours theatres across the country October through December 2006. For complete tour dates, videos and more, visit warrenmiller.com.
Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID exposes the undiscovered side of winter from Kashmir, India, to Kicking Horse, Canada. Olympic 2006 medalist Toby Dawson and X-Games Gold Medalists Zach and Reggie Crist pack the notable cast of this adrenaline-filled documentary-style film that takes viewers out of the ordinary and into the extraordinary.
“The grid is a metaphor,” says Producer/Director Max Bervy. “It represents the boundaries and routines of everyday life. Inversely, OFF THE GRID is a place where nothing is common and everything is possible. OFF THE GRID is where the romance and soul of the sport come alive in the mountains that we love. It’s the place where we redefine boundaries, take risks and search out unique and undiscovered areas to escape the compromise of everyday life.”
How does this film get OFF THE GRID? Skier Jaime Pierre sets a world record by skiing off the edge of a 245-foot snow-covered cliff. Kevin Bramble and Monte Meier become the first adaptive skiers to tackle the remote, helicopter-accessed backcountry of Alaska’s Chugach Mountains. The World Snowball Fighting Championships in Hokkaido, Japan, are showcased in an event so bizarre and OFF THE GRID that verbal explanation cannot do it justice.
Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID tours the country from October to December 2006 as a limited release with stops in more than 180 US cities including New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Often arriving in town for one night only, Warren Miller Entertainment’s movies mark the official start of winter for hundreds of thousands of adventure junkies yearly. The film’s star athletes attend many of the screenings, lending to the film’s festival atmosphere.
Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID is the 57th annual movie from Warren Miller Entertainment, the leaders in action sports film-making. The national tour of OFF THE GRID is presented by Jeep and co-sponsored by Pioneer, Ski Utah, Grand Marnier, Corona, Nature Valley, X-Box, and SKIING Magazine. Warren Miller’s OFF THE GRID brings fans deeper into the heart of the mountains, touring in true cinematic widescreen as the country’s only high definition nationwide film tour. For more tour information, local show dates, and details, visit warrenmiller.com.
Warren Miller Entertainment is the most respected name in action sports cinematography, capturing the best of winter sports since 1949. In addition to producing and touring a feature length snow sports film each year, Warren Miller Entertainment has a thriving television programming development and production arm and is a leading source for snow and action sports stock footage. All films are produced and distributed from the company’s Boulder, Colorado, studios.
Warren Miller Entertainment® is a business of Time4 Media’s Mountain Sports Media®, based in Boulder, CO. Time4 Media® is a multi-media company whose enterprises include leading magazines, Websites, television and radio programming, feature films, and events and exhibitions. Time4 Media is a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.