Peter Baxter, award-winning filmmaker & founder of Slamdance, shared about the world premiere of Ski Bum: The Warren Miller Story is Slamdance’s 2019 opening night film. It was directed by Patrick and produced by Jeff Conroy under his production banner BoBCat Studios, as well as Joe Berry of Lorton Entertainment. The documentary chronicles the life and times of legendary filmmaker Warren Miller, who served as a driving force in the development and promotion of skiing in America and throughout the world. Miller, who died earlier this year at the age of 93 while the documentary was still in production, sat with the filmmakers months before his passing in what would prove to be his final interview.
Slamdance honored award-winning academy filmmaker Steven Soderbergh with 2019 Founders Award.
2019 marks Slamdance’s 25th Anniversary. Slamdance fiercely embodies its mantra: By Filmmakers, For Filmmakers and over the past 25 years, they have discovered some of the best filmmakers in the business and premiered some innovative films.
In addition to the Festival, Slamdance serves emerging artists and a growing community with several year-round initiatives. These include the Slamdance Screenplay Competition, its educational program Slamdance Polytechnic, DIG showcase of Digital Interactive and Gaming art, distribution efforts through Slamdance Presents, comprehensive screening series Slamdance on the Road, and LA screening series Slamdance Cinema Club.
For more information visit slamdance.com and schedule/tickets at slamdance2019.eventive.org