Teton Gravity Research Cinematographer Matt Herriger premiered his 10-year film project "Winter's Wind" on March 15 at the first annual Sun Valley Film Festival in Ketchum, Idaho. TGR Founder Steve Jones and TGR's Head of Production Jon Klaczkiewicz made the trip to Jackson Hole's sister city to catch the final product for the fiirst time. Below is a blog post from JK.
After a 4-hour road trip, we arrived in Sun Valley just in the nick of time to see Matt Herriger premiere his full-length theatrical feature and ski-action epic, "Winter's Wind". With minutes to spare, we dropped the car off at the Knob Hill Inn, and made the 5-minute walk to the Magic Lantern Theater, where Herriger was showing his film as part of the first annual Sun Valley Film Festival. With so much time invested in a passion project, it was great to see how big of a smile Herriger had knowing he brought a dream to fruition. The film is unlike any other "ski film" out there and artistically reflects and celebrates a life in motion.
Following the showing, everyone was on cloud nine as the party moved over to Whiskey Jaques for The Aerolites and DJ Logic. A great film and a great night! Congratulations, Mr. Herriger, for such an amazing contribution to our lives!
Sun Valley, Idaho.
Shroder Baker, Jon Klaczkiewicz and Steve Jones arrive at the Knob Hill Inn in Sun Valley, Idaho.
Shroder Baker, Matt Herriger and Jon Klaczkiewicz at the Winter's Wind premiere.
Matt Herriger presents Winter's Wind.
The artist Matt Herriger.
DJ Logic at Whiskey Jacques.
Steve Jones, JK and Micah Black at Whiskey Jacques.
Director Matt Herriger with young Winter's Wind star Alex Krylov at Sun Valley Resort.
Gabe Shroder, Matt Herriger, Alex Krylov, Dean Decas, John Verdon, Jill Parker and Gaby at Sun Valley Resort.
Sun Valley received fresh powder snow over the weekend. Here, Alex Krylov gets a piece of it.
Smith Optics' Gabe Shroder.
Winter's Wind ski bum Dean Decas.