WSSF Intersection Winner 2017 - Whistler, BC
Last week saw the World Ski and Snowboard Festival hit Whistler and one of the biggest events on the calendar is Intersection. 1500 people packed into the Whistler Conference Centre on Friday night (14th April 2017) to watch 6 crews compete for the best short ski/snowboard films. Each crew had 7 days to shoot, edit and produce their film between 22nd and 29th March. They had to film within 100km of Whistler and each film had to contain 30 seconds of park footage and 30 seconds of footage inbounds at Whistler Blackcomb ski resort.
The standard was very high and the event opened with a screening by Gapers Gone Wild. Next followed films by Lords, RK Films, Happy Place Films, the Hood Crew and the show closed with a film by the freshest crew to come out of Whistler this year, the Greybirds.
All attendees were given a ball on arrival to vote for their favourite film by placing the ball into the bin of their choice. The ‘Peoples Choice’ award went to RK Films with ‘Jerry’s Day’.
Jerry (played by pro-skier Stan Rey) meets the girl of his dreams and will do anything to impress her including sending it off Man Killer Drop. The film combines comedy with some epic shredding from Whistler skiers and snowboarders such as Geoff Brown and Jesse Millen and had the crowd roaring with laughter and cheering out loud.
Next it was time to announce the overall winner of the grand prize ($10,000) as voted for by a panel of judges which included pro-skier Sean Petit and pro-snowboarder and Olympian Mercedes Nichol. Films were judged on both film-making and overall ski/snowboard ability. First prize also went to ‘Jerry’s Day’.