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Afterglow. New short film from Sweetgrass Productions

Never ones to rest on their laurels, Nick Waggoner and Mike Brown of Sweetgrass Productions have followed up their stellar two year project Valhalla (2013), with a short film called Afterglow. The movie includes three main chapters, all of which … Continue reading

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A blast from the past…Hot Dog 30th Anniversary Party

Matt Reardon and The Squaw Valley Institute hosted a festive evening celebrating the 30th anniversary of the classic ski film Hot Dog, which was filmed at Squaw Valley during the winter of 1983. Many cast members from the movie were … Continue reading

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Chasing the Dragon

Although the past two ski seasons were not known for their consistency or quality, we still had some great days.  Here’s a look back at a few highlights from 2012 and 2013. Chasing the Dragon from Nut Hut Studios on … Continue reading

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McConkey documentary premieres at Tribeca Film Festival

Tribeca Film Festival hosted the world premiere of the McConkey documentary last Sunday. The film is a heartfelt examination of the life of Shane McConkey. Principal editor David Zieff and the Matchstick team of Steve Winter, Murray Weis and Scott … Continue reading

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Bring the Pain!

It’s that time of year for the greatest ski competition known to man or woman…The Pain McShlonkey Classic! Along with the Classic comes their annual promotional video. This year’s effort was produced by Matt Palmer and Grant Kaye. 3rd Annual … Continue reading

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Sherpas continue to step up

If you’re going to do something many others are already doing, you may as well be different. From high performance cameras and renowned athletes, to computer graphics and promotional efforts, Sherpas Cinema spare nothing when it comes to making their … Continue reading

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Group Shred segment from All. I. Can

This edit from the Sherpas Cinema release All. I. Can shows that it is still possible to create groundbreaking cinematography.  It just takes more effort. The Sherpas are half way through their next two year project called Into the Mind. … Continue reading

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Legend of Aahhhs Tahoe Premiere November 2 at OVL

Squaw Valley Institute presents the Tahoe Premiere of Greg Stump’s “Legend of Aahhhs”. The film will be preceded by a panel discussion with Scot Schmidt, Timy Dutton, Robb Gaffney and Greg Stump. Details on Legend of Aahhhs Premiere at OVL

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Further Preview

Further Promotional Reel Courtesy of ESPN

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Shane McConkey Documentary Trailer

Red Bull Media House and Matchstick Productions are producing a documentary on the life and legend of Shane McConkey. The film is being made with the help of Rob Bruce, Scott Gaffney and documentary filmmaker David Zieff. Here is the … Continue reading

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