Canada, 10 minutes, 2013
Directed by Mike Douglas
Screening: Ski Show, Thu Feb 13 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm), Centennial Theatre MAP
Family Film Matinee, Mon Feb 10 @ 2:00pm (doors 1:30pm) - under 12's free
Rio Theatre MAP
Wendy Fisher was the most dominant female Big Mountain Freeskier in the world - then she had kids.
In his 23 year ski career, Mike has done it all - World Cup competitor, coach, film star, TV commentator, innovator, adventurer, event director, writer, film producer and more. Most notably, he is credited with the design of the modern twin-tip ski - an innovation that changed the sport. Known as the 'Godfather of Freeskiiing', Mike is constantly pushing forward and challenging the boundaries of skiing and the media that surrounds it.
Though he has dabbled in filmmaking since his first high school project – a short 8mm film called ’Born To Ski’ – it wasn’t until 2006 that he started to take his production work seriously. At that time he founded Switchback Entertainment and began production on the award-winning web series, Salomon Freeski TV. In 2011, Mike directed his first documentary called ‘The Freedom Chair’, featuring Paralympic sit-skier, Josh Dueck. The film has won more than 10 awards at film festivals all over the world.