Whistler Olympic Plaza the night of the screening, I could barely sit still. Stomach turned inside out and hands shaking, I glanced over hundreds of unfamiliar faces, all people gathered to celebrate mountain biking and film. This crowd was about to watch six awesome movies. What I still had trouble processing was that my film was among them. All these eyes were on me.
The anticipation built thicker and thicker after each film played. When ''30 Days'' finally rolled, it was surreal. Seeing other people, complete strangers, getting stoked off something I had made, sent shivers through my body. It was spectacular. A moment I’ll never forget.
Making a bike film, or any film for that matter is not easy, especially on the athletes, but my brothers Jonah and Eli definitely know what it takes and how to deliver. They rock. Also, a big thanks to Tom McCarthy and Mike Goldstein, some of the best dudes out there. All in all, the last few weeks in Whistler have been surreal. Can’t wait to get back out there next year.