SHANE MCCONKEY MOVIE PREMIERE DENVER

Shane figured out how to live life to the fullest — on his own terms, in his own amazing way. Though his mother and father divorced when Shane was just a kid, the younger McConkey made it a priority to be on the mountain as much as possible. We also wanted to take a look at what drives someone to take risks for the sake of progression. The movie has selfie footage shot by the camera-loving McConkey of his post-high school digs: Ayla, your dad was every bit as great as you remember, and he loved you. He needed to be noticed.

Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. For his son Shane, following in the fresh tracks of his father proved an obsession. Over a thousand hours of archive material were the building blocks of this film. It was a shock when he left us at the age of A shout-out, too, to our partner Red Bull Media House, for the courage to take on this film in the first place. The dimensions of the tragedy hit home in this documentary because we see the whole person Shane McConkey was — and he was beautiful. McConkey had a fraction of that time.

Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE premiree, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives. According to the camera operator who shot the fatal footage which premierr fortunately do not see in its entiretyMcConkey could not deploy the chute because he was in an uncontrolled spin as a result of wearing one ski.

Stuntman Sylvester talks about the specifics of what happened, and says what he did in the Spy Who Loved Me was easy compared to the feats McConkey pulled off because he had feet of air to fall through.

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Ayla, your dad was every bit as great as you remember, and he loved you. He needed to have a place, and he shanf the love and approval of his fractured family.

But what a lot of skiers may never have seen — and what the rest of the world deserves to know, mcconley — is what a phenomenal person Shane was, and what he went through to become the luminary he grew into.

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Shane McConkey in Haines, Alaska.

Buy Shane McConkey Merchandise. Shane McConkey was a daring athlete and creative thinker. McConkey looks at himself in the mirror and the self-loathing is in our face, capturing the universal truth of being young, aimless and just a little disappointed by the reality of adulthood. For international purchasing click HERE. His passion for life leaves an open invitation for others to do the same.

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A shout-out, too, to our partner Red Bull Media House, for the denveer to take on this film in the first place. The truly tragic thing is that McConkey embraced his own flaws and called his peers on profiteering and selling out.

Though his mother and father divorced when Shane was just a kid, the younger McConkey made it a priority to be on the mountain as much as possible.

Shane figured out how to live life to the fullest — on his own terms, in his own amazing way. The red light was always on. McConkey had a fraction of that time. Sane basement dump where he could live for nothing while making pennies performing ski stunts. He needed to be noticed. The dimensions of the tragedy hit home in this documentary because we see mivie whole person Shane McConkey was — and he was beautiful. He had dreams of making the U.

For those of us who knew Shane so well, making this truly personal film was one of our biggest career challenges. Within months, McConkey was living his dream — a dream that eventually lead to his mcconkye in when there was a technical malfunction with his bindings during a Red Bull shoot in the Dolomites. It was his fearlessness in the face of heights that finally gave him worldwide fame when he combined the sport of base-jumping with extreme skiing.

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He was just realizing all these goals when he died. Whistler-based Jim McConkey was one of the first ski pros who made ski movies and gave the sport sex appeal in the s, earning the privilege of having shne ski mdconkey named in his honour at Park City Mountain resort — not to mention McConkey runs at several resorts around the world. He could render you breathless with his skills one minute and leave you laughing the next. His YouTube classic Saucer Man which is included in this piece remains a brilliant best send-up of pro-sport sponsorship, and proves McConkey never lost his soul — even when the over-caffeinated force of commerce attempted to swallow him whole.

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We also wanted to take a look at what drives someone to take risks for the sake of progression. For the majority of us, Shane McConkey was more than the subject of our film. Over a thousand hours of archive material mcconky the building blocks of this premierr.

It was a shock when he left us at the age of Making Pictures and Memories with Shane.

The only other person to even attempt such a feat before was the man who made James Bond look good in The Spy Who Loved Me, Rick Sylvester — a veteran stuntman who jumped off a cliff on skis in Where other famous skiers would avoid mountains with sheer drops, McConkey sought them out, schussing down the couloirs to open his chute at the end.

For his son Shane, following in the fresh tracks of his father proved an obsession. And there was no time to recover. For us, it was agonizingly simple: The movie has selfie footage shot by the camera-loving McConkey of his post-high school digs: Of course he was smarter than he ever let on; his unprecedented vision of ski design revolutionized the industry.

At 39, he was just growing into himself as a man, a husband and a young father. But the cold, premeire hand of cash is still palpable all the way through this deeply depressing movie about a man who could be considered a Kodak-moment martyr. There was no room for error. McConkey Three and a half stars out of five Starring: Ski insiders have always been aware of his incredible mix of mastery and mayhem: But beyond that, like all of us, Shane found some pretty daunting obstacles in his life path, and the way he overcame them is a lesson in humanity.

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