As filmmakers we’ve had the privilege to be present for some great moments in a few riders’ careers. Whether it’s a high-risk move, a contest or a race, it’s always cool to see vision become reality.
Five years ago we filmed a segment for Seasons about a young, up-and-coming downhiller named Stevie Smith. Back then, Stevie was being shuttled almost everyday by his mom and was working part time at Tim Hortons serving donuts and coffee. Ever since, we’ve been cheering Stevie on as he worked steadily towards the goal of being on top of a world cup podium… knowing sooner or later it was going to happen.
We don’t actually film world cup races very often, so it was an unforgettable moment for the Anthill crew to be there in the finish corral when Stevie crossed the line in Hafjell and claimed his first ever world cup victory. Luckily we had our cameras rolling and were able to capture a few shots from the big day.
To celebrate Stevie’s accomplishment, The Collective
has made his segment from Seasons available online. Check it out and you’ll see he had the vision back then… and now he’s made it real. Congrats Stevie – you’ve earned it!
Seasons is now available for download on iTunes
. Pick up the Collective Anthology here
.Title image by Fraser Britton