In Jackson Hole, locals could make the argument that Darrell Miller’s films—he has made 11—are the most anticipated of all premiere season.
A decade ago, the consummately modest athlete and filmmaker had no idea he’d still be making ski films, or be such a central player in the ski community. “I didn’t have such lofty goals, but I saw what TGR had done here in town; it opened my eyes to where we were living. There are tons of options to film that aren’t in other ski towns.”
Miller isn’t worried about every kid with a camera and a vimeo account, though. “Competition is fierce, it helps to weed out those who don’t have a future. But, as someone who has seen reasonable success and acclaim, Miller says, “the whole sponsor deal is exhausting. Every year I say I’m throwing in the towel, but I do have bigger aspirations. We’re winning awards now, and “Miller’s Thrillers” is in the Banff Film Festival. That’s worldwide attention.”