New Warren Miller Entertainment film is for ‘All Time’
Park City premiere set for Nov. 4 at The Ray Theater
Warren Miller Entertainment’s ‘All Time’
- When: 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4
- Where: The Ray Theater, 1768 Park Ave.
- Web and tickets: warrenmiller.com
The chill in the air and early snow on the mountain tops creates the perfect setting to premier the new Warren Miller Entertainment film, “All Time.”
The film, which marks the company’s 74th, will make its Park City premiere at 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4, at The Ray Theater, 1768 Park Ave. Additional Utah screenings will take place on Friday, Nov. 3, at The Depot in Salt Lake City. Tickets and the official trailer are now available at warrenmiller.com.
“All Time,” narrated by and featuring Olympic gold medalist Jonny Moseley, is unlike other Warren Miller films as it is more of a celebration of the past seven decades that defined winter sports, said two-time Olympian Kaylin Richardson, who also makes a few cameos in the film.
“Warren Miller is not just the father of the ski movie,” she said. “He’s the father of action sports films, and he was the first one to say there are different ways to live your life as an athlete and as an artist. He created that space, and he legitimized the ski-bum lifestyle.”
“All Time” features archive footage of past Warren Miller films, and some never-before-seen vintage shots as well as new shots that were filmed on location at Palisades Tahoe, California, and Park City.
“The vignettes are more about capturing certain feelings and expressions of powder skiing,” Richardson said.
The film, which also features Marcus Caston, Mckenna Peterson, Wendy Fisher and many others, technically marks Richardson’s 10th Warren Miller film.
“I’m not a featured athlete, but I do make at least three or four different cameos,” she said.
One of those cameos is culled from her first film, 2012’s “Flow State.”
That day so happened to be a fresh powder day, which raised the stakes, according to Richardson.
“People don’t realize when you’re doing a Warren Miller film, you don’t get powder every day,” she said. “So if you get a powder day, every single shot counts.”
The segment was shot with a Phantom Camera, which also put more pressure on Richardson to perform.
“The ‘Phan’ camera does so many crazy frames per second, and it shoots really tight,” she said. “So when they tell you to hit the mark you need to, or you’d be out of frame.”
Richardson’s first ever shot was blowing through a “beautiful mound of powder.”
“It was kind of funny, because they didn’t know if I could do that,” she said. “I didn’t even know if I could, but I nailed the shot.”
That scene became the opening shot of the “Flow State” trailer, and it’s also featured in “All Time,” Richardson said.
“That’s the shot I remember more than any of the other shots, because I had to prove myself,” she said. “Chris Patterson was the cinematographer and he gave me a nod. That’s when I knew I did it.”
Skiing for the camera is much different than competing, Richardson said.
“In the racing world, you’re in a controlled environment, and the backcountry is uncontrolled,” she said. “So the stakes are higher, but there is a peacefulness and a connection with the mountain you don’t necessarily get at a resort.”
Richardson also enjoys the added freedom of expression she gets when skiing in the backcountry.
“I make big angles and love the way the edge feels,” she said. “My coaches used to say that I would ‘throw anchors,’ because that extra friction made me slow. But once I started filming, the photographers would tell me that what I was doing was great, because it looked powerful and more dynamic to look at on the screen. So one of the things that slowed me down in racing has become an asset in free skiing.”
“All Time” marks the second Warren Miller Entertainment film appearance of snowboarder Brian Rice, who can be seen hitting the slopes and pipes at Woodward Park City.
His first film was last year’s “Daymaker.”
“I was training for a competition in Aspen, so I was focused on doing everything I could to get ready for the competition,” he said. “So, when the (filmmakers) told me to pretend like they weren’t there, so they could film everything I was doing, it worked out perfectly for me.”
This time around, Rice felt he had more of a filmmaking experience.
“Instead of them taking as many shots they could of me and keeping what they liked, it was more like I was being directed,” he said. “They would ask me to give them something facing this way and something facing the other way. So it is an amazing experience to do that and get the feel of really being in a film.”
Rice, who competed last year in the FIS Snowboarding Big Air World Cup in Chu, Switzerland, is a member of One Team LLC.
“It is a private program for coaching and development, and they will hand me off to the U.S. Team when I’m ready to make that transfer,” he said.
Richardson and Rice have fond memories of seeing Warren Miller films when they were kids.
“I remember going to the State Theatre in Minneapolis to see these athletes doing amazing things on the big screen,” Richardson said. “So to be able to say I’ve been in these movies 10 times is like a pinch-me thing.”
Rice’s mother used to take him to see the movies at the Boyne Mountain Lodge in northern Michigan.
“I pretty much grew up on Warren Miller and how he saw winter sports,” he said. “I never thought I would have opportunities to compete and appear in something as iconic as a Warren Miller film. So to be able to show other people how I view winter sports through his movies is a great experience that I’m thankful to have.”
“All Time” pays tribute to the past seven decades of Warren Miller Entertainment films.
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