Snow Blind (film)

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Snow Blind
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Directed by Christopher J. Scott
Produced by David Schiavone
Christopher J. Scott
Chris Volckmann
Starring Hannah Teter
JJ Thomas
Brent Meyer
Rob Bak
Jeff Meyer
Distributed by Matson Films
Release date
  • December 8, 2006 (2006-12-08)
Running time
100 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Snow Blind is a 2006 documentary film about the history, culture, and lifestyle of snowboarding. Shot over the season of 2004-2005, the film covers the origins of snowboarding, the evolution of it into an Olympic sport and the passionate participants, thrill seekers and competitors.

The film was released on December 8, 2006. The DVD release date is pending.[when?] It was filmed on location in Colorado and Utah and shot entirely in HD.

Plot[edit]

The film is segmented into six major thematic sections:

  • Inventors: The individuals who started creating snowboards
  • Pioneers: The individuals who started riding snowboards before it was a sport
  • Back Country: The individuals who risk their lives riding in non-designated snowboarding areas
  • Pros: The teen and twenty-something professional athletes and Olympians
  • Adaptors: The individuals who have lost limbs or their eyesight but continue to snowboard
  • Families: Interviews the Teters and how snowboarding has influenced their lives

The film also has one mini section on Banana George, a 93-year-old snowboarder.

Subjects[edit]

  • Hannah Teter
  • Abe Teter
  • JJ Thomas
  • Brent Meyer
  • Jeff Meyer
  • Rob Bak
  • Ross Powers
  • Jeff Cormak
  • Steve Fisher
  • Louie Vito
  • Steve Hayes
  • Tina Basich
  • Banana George

Music[edit]

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