If you're a freestyle skier with professional ambitions, you've no doubt asked the question: How the [heck] does a guy break into the filming game? It's a good question. Frustratingly enough, however, the answers generally limited to who you know, who knows you, and winning the X Games aren't quite so useful to the average person asking the aforementioned question.
Ispired perhaps by Level 1 Productions' legendary Superunknown contest, the Teton Grom Contest invites all athletes 17 and under to submit a 3-minute video of their best stuff to be judged by Sammy Carlson, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Dylan Hood. The maker of the best video will be invited on a TGR film shoot during the upcoming winter of 2010-2011. The hottest minute of the winning video will also be showcased to TGR premiere crowds across the country and packaged in the bonus features of TGR's upcoming release "Light The Wick."
Winning the contest doesn't guarantee an appearance in TGR's film. The contest site does say, though, that "If the film from the shoot looks good, your footage will be used in the 2011 TGR movie." Talk about a chance to break into the biz. And even if your film shot doesn't look good, and you don't make it into TGR's movie, talk about a way to improve the aforementioned, all-important who you know.