People are always asking me “Why are you always in the mountains? Don’t you get tired of it?” Hope this videos answers that question and explains why extreme adventurers do what they do and what the mountains mean to them.
“Do yourself a favor and take 12 minutes to watch Rare Enough. A short story of @djaystewart, as he battles the unimaginable while finding joy through friends, family and skateboarding,” Tony Hawk.
Imagine having your life be everything you always dreamed. New wife, new house, great job, good friends and an athletic life.
All of the sudden, darkness washes over you.
Groggy, you wake up in a hospital bed. The doctor walks in and says that you had a seizure, you have brain cancer and 13 months to live.
That’s what happened to DJ Stewart in May of 2019. Skateboarder, business owner, husband, friend, family man, and overall life enthusiast, DJ was living the dream with a lot of life ahead of him. That was until the unthinkable occurred.
RARE ENOUGH— a short documentary directed by Ryan Lovell—takes you on an intimate journey through DJ’s story with DJ himself in the driver’s seat.
From his initial diagnosis to countless treatments, this visually compelling film documents how DJ’s attitude, friendships, and the Kansas City community are helping him beat the unbeatable.
Directed by Ryan Lovell Director of Photograhpy: Chris Durr Editor: Ben Kaplan Sound Design: Ben Kaplan and Connor Birch Audio Mix: Connor Birch Audio Post Production: The Post Haus Colorist: Matthew Filipek Key Grip: Pat Monroe Camera Operators: Tyler Krupski & Shawn Wright Art Department: Cory Hinesley First AC: Evan Wunsch Main Title Design: Mitch Durr
Throwing it back to the days of neon, skinny skis and Hot Dog, Look Bindings + Pit Viper put together a fun, wild short featuring the fictional International Pro Skier Tryouts. This could be a legit thing if the current ski landscape wasn’t filled with safety Karens and liability questions. Ah, the good old days!
Who remembers the Chinese Downhill? This competition will come down to the fastest, the highest, the most extreme lines ever shred by Spandex-clad skiers on straight skis. I’m still impressed by the gal jumping rope in ski boots! It’s Sander Badley vs. Turbo at the International Pro Skier Tryouts. Who will finish with all the glory?
Have you ever dreamed of living like you’re Peter Pan? Doing nothing but loving the life you lead without judgement or “plans”? Meet Silverton guide John Shocklee. The 52-year-old has devoted his life to doing what he loves; mastering slopes with the abandon of boys half his age.
FILM CREDITS Production – Talweg Creative Directors – Ryan Heffernan & Grayson Schaffer Camera – Kahlil Hudson, Ben Knight, Travis Rummel Editor – Kahil Hudson Starring John Shocklee & Rachael Burks Score – Doug Major Music – “The Truth” Union Blak, “Dolla Bill” Mr. Green & Malik B
DEAR RIDER, a feature documentary from Red Bull Media House and Emmy-winning director Fernando Villena, is a celebration of the life and vision of Jake Burton Carpenter (1954-2019), the pioneer who propelled the sport of snowboarding into a global and cultural phenomenon. The film debuts TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9 (9:00 – 10:30 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on HBO Max.
The intimate and revealing documentary features interviews with Jake’s family, friends, and fellow snowboarders, including action sports icons Shaun White, Kelly Clark, and Mark McMorris, as well as a wealth of archival material and home movies. DEAR RIDER pays homage to Jake’s beloved and loyal “riders,” the audience he faithfully addressed every year for decades on the first page of his snowboard company’s catalogs. Acclaimed actor Woody Harrelson, a close friend of Jake’s, narrates catalog passages interspersed throughout the film.