Filming for our first film Inside Out is underway. Earlier this spring, we were stoked to have Stevie Smith clear his schedule to work with us before he headed back to the races. Curt, Dyl, Norbz and photographer Nic Teichrob packed up the gear and hit the ferries to Vancouver Island to meet with Stevie on his local trails.
Sunny weather made for a few slow starts but as soon as the clouds rolled in we were able to kill it. Stevie blew our minds as he crushed every section of trail he took us to. We were nervous running the cable cam at such high speeds to keep up with him. He's an insanely powerful rider and it really came across in the shots. There was one drift corner he rode so fast that he looks like he is sliding on ice.
Working with Stevie is a dream; he's on point, prepared, efficient and works hard for the camera. He knows the processes of filming and what it takes to keep things rolling smoothly.
We wrapped up the shoot and hit the ferries home just as Stevie headed to the US Open, and ended up finishing second! We’re looking forward to working more with Stevie in the future and best of luck to him at the remaining rounds of this season's World Cup. Also it's sick to see him back on the Blackbox racing side of the program!
Inside Out will be the first film in a new annual series that will give an inside view at the influences and people that have shaped the Coastal Crew—as riders, builders and cinematographers. The film will be a candid look into our vision of freeride mountain biking. In addition to the Coastal Crew—Curtis Robinson, Dylan Dunkerton and Kyle Norbraten—the film will feature: Brandon Semenuk, Steve Smith, Thomas Vanderham, Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, Mike Hopkins and Kenny Smith.
Inside Out is set to be released Fall 2011 on DVD, BluRay and digital download. Keep up to date with our travels and progress throughout the season by following us on Facebook and Twitter. Also watch for iconic still images from the film by Nicolas Teichrob and Sterling Lorence who will be on set with us for most shoots. Inside Out is made possible by Mountain Biking BC, Rock Shox, Sombrio, Evoc, Chromag and SCOTT Sports. Additional support for the film is provided by Contour, Devinci and Specialized. The film will be produced by 2ndBase, a new joint film company formed by The Coastal Crew and Anthill Films.