Salomon represents heritage of freeskiing in MSP 2012 feature film
Cody Townsend and Mark Abma will connect with fans and industry friends to address the evolution highlighted in “Superheroes of Stoke”
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Ogden, UTâ€”August 27, 2012â€”Salomon proudly supports the debut screening of Matchstick Production’s film, â€œSuperheroes of Stokeâ€ in Seattle September, 15th 2012. This film marks the 20th anniversary of MSP’s first film and showcases how far ski movies, skiing and athletes have come in two decades.
World Premiere of Matchstick Productions ski film â€œSuperheroes of Stokeâ€
Who: Salomon athletes Cody Townsend and Mark Abma
What: Matchstick Productions’ â€œSuperheroes of Stokeâ€. Open to the public. Tickets are $15. For details on where to purchase tickets, click here.
Where: Marion Oliver McCaw Hall, 321 Mercer St. Seattle, WA
When: September 15th, 2012. Doors open at 6:30 pm
Salomon athletes Cody Townsend and Mark Abma will also help to host a private dealer pre-party to raise awareness and funds for Friends of the Northwest Avalanche Center a day prior to the screening. This party is to toast the film, the coming winter, Salomon’s new Guardian 16 backcountry binding, and support an important resource for Pacific Northwest backcountry skiers.
â€œSuperheroes of Stokeâ€ celebrates MSP’s heritage and 20 years of ski film progression in showcasing its best moments that help to shape modern day freeskiing. This film looks at the past, present and future of freesking through an inclusive and interesting story that includes first-person perspectives from influencers. This film honors heroes and pays tribute to fallen heroes of the freesking world. The archived material from the past 19 years has been edited amidst high-end HD footage to further demonstrate the progression of the sport and media technology.
Salomon is no stranger to the film’s theme of heritage and evolution and has led the progression of freeskiing by introducing new ski shapes including the first-ever twin-tip with the 1080 and first-ever V-shape with the BBR. And veteran Salomon athlete Mike Douglas has long been referred to as the â€œgodfather of freeski.â€
Salomon, the mountain sports company. Salomon was founded in 1947 in the heart of the French Alps. Since then, we’ve been creating innovative products to enhance the performance of athletes. Performance led design is our past. Performance led design is our future. www.salomon.com www.salomonfreeski.com
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 â€œMovie of the Yearâ€ honors awarded at the Powder Video Awards.