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"It's not a Good SKi Film. It's A good Film, Period," Powder Magazine

"A must-see for any skier, adventurer, outdoorsmen, etc.," FREESKIER MAGAZINE

"A film not to be missed," SKIER MAGAZINE

TOUR STOPS

  • WORLD PREMIERE - Tahoe City, CA USA

TAHOE ART HAUS - September 26th, 2015  Show Times 8:30pm  BUY TICKETS

  • BOSTON, MA USA

        BOSTON WINTER FILM FESTIVAL - The New England Aquarium IMAX Theater, October 17th, 2015 Show Time: 10pm  BUY TICKETS

  • DENVER, CO USA

The Walnut Room - October 21st (PRIVATE SCREENING)

  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

         wePOWDER FREERIDE FILM FESTIVAL - Tuschinski Theater - October 30th, 2015  Show Time: 6pm MORE INFO/BUY TICKETS

  • Fernie, BC CANADA

        FERNIE FILM FESTIVAL - Fernie Community Center, November 7th, 2015 Doors Open 6pm

  • Cauterets, FRANCE

Cinema de Cauterets - December 11th, 2015 5pm MORE INFO

  • WINONA, MN USA

FROZEN RIVER FILM FESTIVAL - February 27th, 2016 8:30pm  MORE INFO

  • SHEFFIELD, ENGLAND

SHEFFIELD ADVENTURE FILM FESTIVAL - March 13th, 2016 18.45  BUY TICKETS

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ABOUT

 

There is far more to skiing than just skiing. Life, death, family, friends, endless fun and a sport that takes you to the furthest reaches of the globe are a part of what makes a life centered around skiing so special. Conquering the Useless is a story about this full scope of skiing. From a family centered around mountains to going deep into the unknown, this documentary style film tells a story about a relationship with the mountains, the friends and family created between them and the endless challenges they provide. Shot on location in Revelstoke, Bella Coola, and the Boundary Mountains on the border of Alaska and Canada.

 

FILMMAKERS

Matt Sheridan, DIRECTOR and Editor

Team Thirteen is the production company of director Matt Sheridan, currently in Salt Lake City, Utah. In 2005, Team Thirteen filmed with Cody on his first trip to Alaska, which was a life-changing trip for a young pro big mountain skier. The company eventually moved on to produce television content and agency work, as well as documentaries such as 'Birdmen: The Original Dream Of Flight". Matt, an ever-passionate skier, came back to the ski world in 2013 by editing Elyse's Teton Gravity Research's Co-Lab ski segment, and Cody and Elyse's "It's Called Backcountry Skiing" edit in 2014. www.team13.com

Athan Merrick, CAMERAMAN AND DRONE OPERATOR

Born in the deserts of New Mexico, schooled in the mountains for BC, Athan is a professionally trained cinematographer, competitive big mountain skier and all around mountain man. Cutting his teeth in the film world between shooting for Hollywood productions in Vancouver to producing, filming and editing his own ski films with Dendrite Studios, Athan is as well rounded of a cinematographer as it comes. www.athanmerrick.com