Thursday at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2, ESPN Hollywood will examine the works and legacy of Warren Miller, the unofficial godfather of winter action sports, in anticipation of the upcoming theatrical release of his film Higher Ground. The movie chronicles skiers and snowboarders in their never ending search for snow-riding nirvana from Alaska and Canada to Colorado and Switzerland.
In addition to an interview with Miller, viewers will hear from current Olympians and action sports athletes including Danny Kass, Ross Powers, Jeremy Bloom, Emily Cook and others as they share their admiration for Miller's work.
Check out the HIGHER GROUND Trailer["Full Press Release"]
August 24, 2005
Boulder, CO - For a dedicated band of the world's most acclaimed winter sports athletes, the sport all about going downhill keeps reaching new heights. Warren Miller's HIGHER GROUND, an independent movie slated to visit theatres across the U.S. from October through December 2005, chronicles skiers and snowboarders in their never-ending search for new and thrilling ways to ride the snow. Crisscrossing the globe, hitting the steeps of Alaska, terrain parks in Colorado, deep powder in British Columbia and cliffs in Switzerland, Warren Miller's HIGHER GROUND brings skiing and snowboarding to life on the big screen as no other action sports film has done before as the country's first-ever high-definition action sports film tour.
Skiers and snowboarders constantly stretch and push limits: physical, emotional and gravitational, says Max Bervy, HIGHER GROUND Producer/Director. To achieve HIGHER GROUND we set out to capture a select group of individuals in amazing locations, pushing their athletic boundaries. For mountaineer Dave Barlia it meant flying 10 feet off the ground, at 130 miles per hour, while wearing his winged suit on the slopes of Chamonix, France. For World Cup mogul champion and Olympic Gold Medal favorite Jeremy Bloom, it was a life changing experience, when we invited him to heli-ski for the first time in the wild backcountry terrain of British Columbia.
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Part action/adventure, part documentary, Warren Miller's HIGHER GROUND also features legendary athletes such as big mountain skiers Jeremy Nobis and Seth Morrison, Ski-BASE jumping innovator Shane McConkey, and the sport's hot-dogging icon, Glen Plake, as well as up and coming stars like five-year-old phenom Bridger Gile.
Warren Miller's HIGHER GROUND will tour the country from October to December 2005 as a limited release with stops in more than 195 U.S. cities including New York, Chicago and Los Angeles. With screenings often running for one night only, Warren Miller films have drawn a dedicated band of followers with hundreds of thousands attending each year.
Along with adrenaline-filled action and magnificent scenery, HIGHER GROUND delivers a high-energy soundtrack on a state-of-the-art digital sound system. The national tour of HIGHER GROUND is presented by Jeep and co-sponsored by Nature Valley, Grand Marnier, Accutron, Warren Miller Mobile, X-Box, Pioneer and Skiing Magazine. For more tour information and local show dates and details, visit WarrenMiller.com For more tour information and local show dates and details, click here.
Warren Miller Entertainment is the most respected name in action sports cinematography, capturing the best of winter sports since 1949. In addition to producing and touring a feature length snow sports film each year, Warren Miller Entertainment has a thriving television programming, development and production arm and is a leading source for snow and action sports stock footage. All films are produced and distributed from the companyï¿½s Boulder, Colorado studios.
Warren Miller Entertainment is a business of Time4 Media's Mountain Sports Media, based in Boulder, Colorado. Time4 Media is a multi-media company whose enterprises include leading magazines, Websites, television and radio programming, feature films, and events and exhibitions. Time4 Media is a subsidiary of Time Inc., which is a wholly owned subsidiary of Time Warner Inc.
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