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“Superheroes of Stoke”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CRESTED BUTTE, Colorado (July 31, 2012) – Matchstick Productions, the most award-winning ski movie company in history, today proudly releases the trailer for its 2012 feature film, “SUPERHEROES OF STOKE.” The cinematic, action-packed trailer is available to view now at http://www.skimovie.com .
This year marked the 20th anniversary of MSP’s first ski film, “Soul Sessions & Epic Impressions,” and provided an opportunity to look back at two decades of ski films and the evolution of the sport. “We never knew we’d make it this far,” says executive producer Murray Wais, “so when we realized that this new film would represent a milestone in MSP’s history we decided to relate where we’ve been to where we are now. Skiing has always meant everything to us, and we’re all living in a really exciting era for the sport. This movie captures that excitement and puts it on display courtesy of the latest filmmaking equipment available.”
“SUPERHEROES OF STOKE” honors the heroes who have made the sport of freeskiing what it is today and pays tribute to the heroes who gave their lives for what they loved. Throughout 2012, MSP’s film crews relentlessly traveled the globe in search of the moments that would define the cutting-edge of what is possible on skis. Highlights from 19 years worth of archived material have been edited amidst stunning new HD footage to demonstrate how far the athletes have progressed and how far boundaries have been pushed.
Shot in remarkable 4K resolution and utilizing the latest camera technology, “SUPERHEROES OF STOKE” features an all-star cast of heroes: Richard Permin, Mark Abma, James Heim, Sean Pettit, Jacob Wester, Cody Townsend, Ingrid Backstrom, Russ Henshaw, Eric Hjorleifson, Michelle Parker, PK Hunder, Riley Leboe, Gus Kenworthy, Logan Pehota, Sam Anthamatten, Leo Ahrens, and Aidan Sheahan. Also featuring legendary cameos from earlier generations of the MSP universe: Shane McConkey, Seth Morrison, Wendy Fisher, JP Auclair, Mike Douglas, CR Johnson, Tanner Hall, Eric Pollard, Hugo Harrisson, Sarah Burke, and many more.
This spectacular new film will visit over 150 locations around the world during the 2012 MSP Movie Tour, which begins with the world premiere in Seattle, WA on September 15th. The full-length digital version of “SUPERHEROES OF STOKE” will be available to download on iTunes in October, and DVD/Blu-ray copies can be pre-ordered now. Additional information about the tour, iTunes release, and DVD/Blu-ray pre-orders can be found by visiting http://www.skimovie.com.
MSP would like to thank all of their partners for the ongoing support and dedication: Mountain Hardwear, Subaru, Red Bull, Salomon, Powder Magazine, and Contour.
ABOUT MATCHSTICK PRODUCTIONS: MSP is the leader in action sport filmmaking. The team at MSP works with the best athletes in the world in the most exotic locations in order to capture compelling images in action sports. Their ultra progressive camera techniques, editing, and production value have earned them many prestigious awards, including 2007 and 2008 Emmy nominations and an unprecedented seven “Movie of the Year” honors awarded at the Powder Video Awards.