You call Wyoming Triumph a “character driven” film. Can you tell me about the characters in the movie? Who are they and what makes them interesting?
Sam Pope: Tucker Mead, who’s 18 years old and a 5th generation Wyoming-ite. His grandfather was the Camel Man in the Camel Cigarettes ad campaign back in the day. He knocked all his teeth out in the pipe event of the 2006 Aspen Open. Then there’s Trevor Hiatt, 29, who’s head coach of the Jackson Freeride team. He has broken over 200 bones. He and Tucker both have braces, because they knocked out all of their teeth. Rob Lapier, 29, is a coach with the other freeride team in Jackson. Rob is a classic ski bum character stoked on his life and doing everything he can to survive and make his ski bum dream come to life. Max Hammer, 22, was on the US Development Team last year and was racing Division I, for Dartmouth. He regularly beats Olympic gold medalist Tommy Moe in the Town Downhill. Then he quit ski racing, took the semester off from college and has spent the winter freeskiing and filming with us. And there’s Trevor Thomas, 29, who’s from the farmland of southern Idaho, and didn't even start skiing until he was 18 and found himself working construction in Jackson. He is a big-mountain skier and can dead lift a snowmobile.