"That’s It, That’s All,"
January 23, 2009
It was sort of fitting that the snowboard movie, "That’s It, That’s All," closed out the X-Dance Action Sports Film Festival by winning the award as Best Film.
And that was it.
The four-day event wrapped up with an awards ceremony in Salt Lake celebrating one of its most accomplished lineups to date.
"I didn’t really think I’d win Best Film," said director Curt Morgan after the awards ceremony. "It’s a huge, huge thing for us."
"It’s a great feeling," added snowboarder and star of the show Travis Rice. "We are with the guys we look up to here. X-Dance is the most prestigious film festival that features these people’s lifestyles."
"That’s It, That All" followed top riders Travis Rice, Jeremy Jones and others around the world, as they took on all types of snowboard terrain from the park to the slope and the inside looks and outside action not only made the movie the best of the festival but also earned it a Best Cinematography award and gave Rice the Best Athlete Award.
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"Travis is one of the best snowboarders out there," Morgan said. "He is such a diverse snowboarder."
Rice’s performances didn’t end at the X-Dance. He hopped on a plane just hours after the awards show to head to the X-Games.
"That’s It, That’s All" took two-and-a-half years to film. The crew went as far as New Zealand and as nearby as the Park City Mountain Resort terrain park to film it. Morgan and Rice, who live in Jackson Hole, Wyo., have been best friends for years ever since they both competed on the snowboarding circuit. Morgan got hurt and went into the filmmaking business, while Rice kept riding. The film is the product of their talents and friendship.
It was a struggle on a limited budget, said Rice, but somehow they made it work.
"It was like we were making a movie on 1930s dollars," Rice said. "That was one of the biggest feats."
A number of other shows walked away with pieces of crystal hardware and the impetus to continue promoting their film for distribution.
Dave Mossop, the director of "The Fine Line," won the Best Director award for his film which brought the world’s best skiers, snowboarders, snowmobilers, and climbers together with leading avalanche professionals for a new approach in avalanche education. Mossop unites the cutting edge of winter action sports with youth education about responsible backcountry usage.
Nods went out to a number of other films including:
Best Editing "Uniquely"
Best Soundtrack –"Archy"
Best Short "Looking Thru the B-Sides"
Best Adventure — "The Sharp End"
Best Original Music Score — "Chasing Waves"
Best Core "Reasons"
Best Documentary "Between the Lines,"
Best Biography — "Clay Marzo: Just Add Water"
Best Emerging Filmmaker Dave Arnold and Tyrone LeBon for "Chasing Waves"