Forums Splitboard Talk Forum Kyle Miller- Freerider in Bend Feb 23rd Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) Author Posts February 6, 2012 at 5:57 pm #576315 jlag 118 Posts Follow local Northwest splitboard mountaineer Kyle Miller on his “epic hunt for good snow” in the U.S. premiere of Crest Pictures’ newest film FreeRider. Take a journey deep into the mountains of Wyoming with a group of hard-charging skiers and snowboarders in KGB Productions’ Wyoming Triumph. FreeRider is a 14-minute documentary chronicling Miller’s great passion for his sport, his love of the mountains and the wilderness, his ski bum lifestyle, his triumphs and disappointments, his pain and his joys, and his unyielding dedication towards fulfilling his riding dreams. Snowboarding has come a long way in the last few years, and splitboard mountaineering is at the forefront now. Miller is part of this new vanguard. He is an admired and respected splitboarder who has been featured in Off-Piste, Backcountry and Frequency magazines. Each season Miller sets a high bar for himself. In 2010, he successfully climbed and rode all 25 volcanoes in the Western United States. Last year he went for and completed Washington’s 10 highest peaks while the cameras rolled during the filming of FreeRider. Wyoming Triumph is a 55-minute grassroots film featuring a veteran and youthful band of ski and snowboard friends and professionals, including Rob LaPier, Trevor Hiatt, Max Hammer, Tucker Mead, North Parker, Matt Luczkow, Trevor Thomas and Aidan Sheahan. Two years ago they set out on a mission to scout the vast and mostly unskied rugged interior of their home state, where more folks own elk rifles than skis. They traveled throughout the great big mountainous backcountry terrain of Wyoming in search of fresh lines and remote locations. The film not only explores the drive of this unique group of passionate individuals, but also takes the audience on a Wild West journey through parts of the “Old West” that still exists today. Following countless broken bones, close calls and getting lost, they return home with a story. Websites and trailers FreeRider: http://www.crestpictures.com/freerider Wyoming Triumph: http://www.wytriumph.com Presenting on Thursday, February 23, at McMenamins Old St. Francis School Theater, 700 NW Bond St. in Bend. Admission is $8 in advance; $10 at the door. The doors open at 8:30 PM so come early, have a beer, buy raffle tickets, and hook up with friends. The show starts at 9:00 PM. Proceeds are for the benefit of the Central Oregon Avalanche Association (COAA). February 7, 2012 at 3:27 am #651299 Archie McPhee 78 Posts I highly recommend Kyle’s film. Truly inspirational, and well worth the entire price of admission. I saw this same bill last Friday at the Mountaineers in Seattle. Archie February 8, 2012 at 12:57 am #651300 Kyle Miller 510 Posts Thanks for the kind words it is really weird putting your life up on the screen in front of a bunch of people! February 8, 2012 at 1:09 am #651301 Ecobrad 2068 Posts Is it ok to boast about knowing someone before they were famous even if they’re just your internet friend? February 8, 2012 at 7:06 pm #651302 jcocci 699 Posts @Archie McPhee wrote: I highly recommend Kyle’s film. Truly inspirational, and well worth the entire price of admission. I saw this same bill last Friday at the Mountaineers in Seattle. Archie Yes. Kyle’s film is really well done. I recommend seeing it. February 14, 2012 at 8:05 pm #651303 powderjunkie 1669 Posts there will be showings in Northern Cali too. I’ll post up the details soon. Glad to see peeps are likin’ the film. February 15, 2012 at 5:00 am #651304 matt_ha 30 Posts Any chance of European screenings? I really want to see this but won’t be hopping the pond until much later this year. February 21, 2012 at 4:18 am #651305 182 Surf de neige 157 Posts Tahoe perhaps? February 21, 2012 at 5:29 am #651306 Tap 126 Posts I’d say reach out to crest pictures…they have been great to deal with so it’s a good bet you can get something worked out. KGB Films has been stellar too…makes for a grEat double feature See you all Thursday night February 21, 2012 at 6:38 pm #651307 powderjunkie 1669 Posts yeah surf – in tahoe viewtopic.php?f=2&t=12922 February 21, 2012 at 8:27 pm #651308 Kyle Miller 510 Posts Hey guys been slacking a bit or more specifically tired from breaking skin tracks but I’m glad people are enjoying the film. I was actually in Europe (France) for the premiere of the film but sadly I don’t think I will be heading back this season. At this moment I haven’t heard of anymore screenings on that side of the pond but the peeps to get a hold of are Crest Pictures. I think the films both work great together and I highly recommend coming for the KGB film alone. February 24, 2012 at 6:54 am #651309 loom 40 Posts It was a great film, Kyle, well done, even though you weren’t down here in Bend for the screening. Or were you? ha, I bet you’re a bit sick about seeing yourself on screen. I almost threw up envisioning myself in the situation you were in. 😉 February 28, 2012 at 4:45 am #651310 matt_ha 30 Posts Yup, will hit up Crest Pictures and see what the deal is. Hopefullly they can suggest something. March 8, 2012 at 7:50 pm #651311 shasta 143 Posts Saw him last night at the Weed Brewery. The film was great: the slide show and commentary by Kyle preceding the film really sealed the deal. Really cool mentality he brings to the hills, stoked all the way. If you have the chance don’t miss it! Viewing 14 posts - 1 through 14 (of 14 total) You must be logged in to reply to this topic.