August 28, 2011
Snowboarder Aaron "A-Rob" Robinson died on July 19 while riding in Chile. Before his death, Robinson had a dream of making a snowboarding film. "Manifest" is a realization of that idea. Friend Sam Tour collaborated with Jackson Hole-based crew Fun Block Films to bring A-Rob's ambition to life. Below is the teaser for the film that shows snowboarding through the eyes of Aaron and his friends.
"A few years back Aaron was staying at my house in Tahoe and he was hounding me about going with him to Alaska. As far as I could tell, he had no plan, nowhere to stay, a run down 86' Blazer, and probably little to no money. Though the idea of going to Alaska was very tempting, I couldn't see myself just bailing out of town like that. Aaron left and I didn't hear from him for a while. I wasn't sure if he made it, or where he was. The next thing you know, I started seeing these vids on the internet of him shredding lines and having the time of his life up in AK. From that point on I knew that when Aaron had a plan he was going through with it, no matter what obstacles stood in his way. That's why when he approached me about making a movie with Jason and him, I knew right away that I was on board, and that I was in for quite an adventure. It's been one hell of a winter!"