September 20, 2011 On Saturday night, Teton Gravity Research was awardedBest Soundtrackfor its newest film "One For The Road"at the International Freeski Film Festival in Montreal, Quebec. Although "One For The Road" did not screen at IF3 — its world premiere was simultaneously happening in Teton Village, Wyoming — it was submitted to the festival for judging and won the award. Below, TGR cinematographer and music supervisor Dustin Handley talks about what it takes to create an award-winning soundtrack. Scroll down to buy the soundtrack and for a list of other IF3 award winners.
TGR's Dustin Handley operates the Phantom camera at Baldface Lodge in Britsh Columbia while filming for "One For The Road." Handley also puts together the soundtracks for TGR films.
Aside from being a cinematographer, you are the music supervisor so, essentially, this award is for your efforts. Have you ever won Best Soundtrack before while working at TGR? This is the first IF3 Best Soundtrack award for TGR. IF3 started in 2007, and is considered to be the Cannes Film Festival of ski movies, so I feel honored. What's your favorite song on the this year's soundtrack? That's a tough question. I feel that each song has it's place. What was the hardest song to license this year? Robert Earl Keen "The Road Goes On Forever" (Live at Floores Country Store). Robert Earl Keen's management was excited about the use from the beginning, but there were a lot of big labels to clear through, and A LOT of confusion as to which labels actually controlled this live version. What's your favorite TGR soundtrack of all time? That's another tough question, but my standouts are "One For The Road," "Re:Session," "Anomaly," "High Life," "Shack Therapy"... and, of course, "Uprising" — that was the first TGR film I ever saw, as a young grom, and it changed my life forever. What's your favorite Hollywood soundtrack? "Top Gun" takes the cake, I'm pretty sure it's the first CD my mom bought for me. I like where some mainstream Hollywood cinema narrative films are heading. "Red Riding Hood" and "Sucker Punch" are pretty interesting. And, of course, a few of the classics ... "The Harder They Come," "The Graduate," "Forest Gump," "American Beauty," "Swordfish," "Slumdog Millionaire," "Garden State," and "Harold & Maud." How many soundtracks have you put together? Twelve for TGR. Click here to download the "One For The Road" soundtrack. ––––––– Other winners at IF3 2011: Best Soundtrack: Teton Gravity Research “One for the road” Best Webisode : Travelling Circus “Get In The Van” Best Amateur Cinematography : NSF Production “Frozen Yogourt” Best Amateur Film : NSF Production “Frozen Yogourt” Most Innovative Visual FX : Sherpas Cinema “All I Can” Best Documentary : Sherpas Cinema “All I Can” Best Jib Movie : Stept Productions “Weight” Best Editing - Open category : Level 1 Productions “After Dark” Rookie Of The Year: Jasper Trader Best Female Performance: Ingrid Backstrom Best Cinematography : Sweetgrass Productions “Solitaire” Best Film: Poor Boyz “The Grand Bizarre”