Each year since the newest incarnation of freestyle skiing has been around, the definitive moments of that movement have been shown by Poor Boyz Productions. We waited extra long for the official trailer for 2010's release, "Revolver," which premieres September 11 in Seattle and will be available on DVD soon after that. Tyler Hamlet, PBP's director, took approximately three minutes away from overseeing the final touches on "Revolver" to hammer out some answers on his iPhone. So ignore the words, watch and enjoy.
The teaser dropped late this year -- was it something special for PBP?
Yeah, sorry for the tease. It was unintentional to have it come out so late, but these things happen. I hope it's something special. We have been working pretty hard all season and all summer to make this movie as good as we can and I don't think it will be short of that.
Do all of you editing the movie anticipate the finished product as much as the rest of us do?
For me finishing the movie is kind of a weird thing. When you hand it off for duplication it's like making a decision that you will never be able to change. There are always last wishes and things you feel you could do better. And those things can haunt you if you let them, but at the end of the day all of us know we did our best and didn't settle for anything less. I personally anticipate the world premiere over anything, that's when you get to see if people are stoked or not. And that also is the time where you regain your strength from the exhaustion of making a movie.
What's your favorite shot in the trailer?
Favorite shot in the trailer, which would also be my favorite shot in the movie: Tim Durstchi flipping in an AK line.
What athlete or segment has surprised you the most with the level of skiing
This is a super lame answer, I know, but honestly there are so many impressive riders out there. I think this movie will be hard to drink beer or eat popcorn during because there isn't a segment that you will feel like you can get up and miss. That being said, I'm really happy with the Edmonton segment; I'm stoked on the new comers to our movie, Bene and LJ; I'm stoked on the Whistler boys; and the heavy hitters like Simon, Sammy, Dane and Tim crushed it too. We have great park, pow, urban and even AK -- I couldn't be happier with the result.