New Warren Miller film coming
'Dynasty' celebrates 60 years
October 28, 2009
Steamboat Springs — During his Colorado action sports road trip for Warren Miller’s “Dynasty,” free-heel skier Max Mancini played in the powder on Buffalo Pass, heli-skied near Silverton and kayaked on the Colorado River.
“Usually, the segments are a little strict on the location, but for this one we got lucky that the shoot worked out the way it did because we got to travel all over Colorado. : You get to see a little bit of everything,” Mancini said.
The Colorado native also accidentally burned a hole in the bottom of a Warren Miller Entertainment-owned Jeep with a high-powered spotlight but managed to get away without much grief, he said.
In the five Warren Miller Entertainment productions he’s done, Mancini said he’s come to respect the time, expertise and troubleshooting that goes into putting the movies out each year for the past 60 years.
“Dynasty” shows in Steamboat at 7:30 p.m. Thursday and 6:30 and 9:30 p.m. Friday at the Steamboat Grand Resort Hotel. Tickets are $17 and are available in advance at Ski Haus.
Including segments from California, British Columbia, Washington, Norway and China, “Dynasty” offers a mix of interesting places and people who share the happiness that goes along with skiing, said Max Bervy, the film’s director and producer.
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“I think each year for the last five years we’ve just kind of developed that more and more as we rely less on narration and rely more on the athletes to tell the story,” Bervy said.
“Dynasty” is narrated by Jonny Moseley and balances a variety of stories, locations, athletes and related footage from the 60-years-strong Warren Miller archive.
“Dynasty” covers destinations and groundbreaking feats in skiing and snowboarding. It also tells stories about a 10-year-old snowboarder, a family of skiers in Idaho, homemade ski jumps in Michigan and a 3,000-year-old skiing tradition in Northwestern China.
Felix Snow is featured in Warren Miller’s first coverage of Mono Skier X, the Winter X Games’ relatively new competition for mono skiers. Snow, who is based in Telluride, has some of the longest jumps in the segment, he said.
“It’s cool that both ESPN has the X Games and that they have this event, and it’s even cooler still that Warren Miller decided they wanted to shoot it,” Snow said.
Bervy said he hopes “Dynasty” inspires audiences to get their seasons started, the way Warren Miller’s stuff inspired him when he was growing up.
“I saw it in Vermont, and I had no idea that a lot of the stuff was possible. : You know what you’re exposed to and you know what you know, so it opened up a lot of new things to me,” Bervy said.