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Fresh Litter: Get Down Behind the Broadcast with the Onlookers of Minneapolis

The streets of Minneapolis have long been a breeding ground for urban snowboard talent. Any time it snows – those with strong, young knees hit the streets and make it happen. Last season, a ragtag bunch of kittens joined forces and put together the above flick – Broadcast Down. In the mix are two college boys, two high schooler brothers-from-the-same-mother, and of course the always-necessary silent killer. That’s one hell of a catfight.

This season, these American shorthairs are meowing to come in with a new project called the Onlookers. So before they find their forever homes, we scooped the poop to dissect the kibble they feed on.

What’s your go-to post-video-mission food option in Minneapolis and why?

Alex Kirkland: Best bang for your buck Wendys 4 for 4, but if we are feeling fancy Snuffys Malt shop is the place to go.
Brandon Kirkland: Wendy’s or Chick-fil-a
Eli Lamm: CHICK FIL A, cause it’s dank!
Jamal Awadallah: Wendy’s 4 for $4 galore
Dan Pergrin: Definitely the Wendy’s 4 for 4. Jamal turns it into an 8 for 8 though. Dude’s always hungry.

Brandon Kirkland | @brandonkirkland1
17 years old from St. Louis Park, MN
Photo: Evan Pierce

What is your camera/lens/editing set up? Who is the least likely to blow the shot if you let them hold a camera?

Alex: Hvx xtreme fisheye and Dan handles all editing stuff.. Dan and Brandon don’t normally blow the shot, I trust either of them.
Brandon: Panasonic HVX200 and a Century Extreme fisheye. Dan for sure when it comes to filming.
Eli: Brandon is rocking with an HVX that we use, he’s also got an extreme lens which is pretty extreme and I believe Dan edited broadcast down on premiere. Least likely to blow shots? I’d say Brandon, Dan and myself. 🙂
Dan: We film with two Panasonic HVX200’s and a Century Extreme fisheye. Gotta keep it real with the Panasonic camcorders no other camera compares in my opinion. Editing wise, I edit everything in Premiere and use Flash or Photoshop for animations. Usually, Brandon and myself are the ones behind the lens. However, Brandon has been known to sporadically stop filming when someone eats shit.

Eli Lamm |@elilamm
20/Minneapolis
Photo: Spencer Nelson

Mall of America Would you rather: Hit the ferris wheel or hit on girls in the food court?

Alex: Girls on the food court, ferris wheels just move to slow.
Brandon: Girls on the ferris wheel?
Eli: I’m gay so I’d probs hit up the ferris wheel.
Jamal: Hit on girls in the food court, fail embarrassingly, then hit the ferris wheel by myself.

 

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Alex Kirkland | @Alexkirkland4
Age 16, St. Louis Park, MN

What Minneapolis spot have you been wanting to hit the most, and what is your favorite thing that you’ve seen there already?

Alex: Too many to just to chose just one.
Brandon: Not really a spot, but I’ve waiting all summer to take laps at my home resort, Hyland. Nothing better than that. Haunted Hyland is by far the best video ever made there.
Eli: Honestly its finding new spots that haven’t been hit yet, but I’d have to say Mayday is one of my favorite videos.
Jamal: Probably the Minnehaha Falls curved segmented kink. First time I saw it was in Danimal’s Take It Easy part when he 50d the entire knobbed side. Shit was nuts.
Dan:  I know Brandon has one that got away from him a few years back at the Harding DFD that still haunts him to this day.

Dan Pergrin |@d_pergrin
20 years old from Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania
Photo: Evan Pierce

If you’d never started snowboarding, what would you be doing with your free time?

Alex: Probably be fishing a lot more
Brandon: I’d probably ice fish a lot in the winter. It’s hard to think about not snowboarding, couldn’t imagine life without it.
Eli: Wow, I really don’t know what I’d be doing do if I never started snowboarding, probably going to school which I’m doing right now and partying to much. Snowboarding has shaped the way I live my life for the better and has introduced me to some amazing people, and for that I am very grateful.
Jamal: I’d probably be kickin balls with some old guys in sunday league.

Jamal Awadallah | @awugudallah
20 years old/Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

Bonus questions for non-native Minnesotans…

Would you rather – spend a week in the Badlands or a week at Sturgis – and you don’t get a tent at either!
Jamal – Oh god anything but Sturgis.

Why not move “all the way” west? Do you think you’ll ever want to?

Dan – I wanted to move somewhere with a legit scene and I’ve always been a huge fan of little resorts with rope tows. It was a no brainer to move here and I couldn’t of chosen a better place. Thank you Minnesota snowboarding. Best. Family. Ever.

Follow the Crew : https://www.instagram.com/onlooker.s/

After Hours: Oasis Vol 2: Mt Baker

For Vol. 2, December’s endless winter storms ease. As the sun reappears for a moment, two visitors from afar return to reach total absolution amongst the plethora of opportunities Mt. Baker provides us all.

Featuring riding from John Murphy & Ralph Kucharek, but also Pat McCarthy, & Hana Beaman.

Vol. 1: vimeo.com/199465764
Vol. 3: vimeo.com/211012910

Offering an alternate take on a season spent at the notoriously-abundant Mt Baker Ski Area, Afterhours Creative & Mt Baker have partnered to release a 4-part short film series.

Each volume highlights a different perspective induced by embracing the surreal spirit of exploring the ski area & the surrounding backcountry.

Produced By:
Mt Baker Ski Area & Afterhours Creative

Directed By:
Ian Post

Cinematography & Editing:
Ian Post

Music:
La Petite Fille De La Mer – Vangelis
Magic Mountain – War
Fat Old Sun – Pink Floyd
Sound and Color – Alabama Shakes

Photography:
Annie Mac

afterhours.us
mtbaker.us
instagram.com/oasis.film
ianpost.com

Strange Brew – Away From the Keyboard – Full Movie

The 2016 Full Movie from Strange Brew featuring – Flanny, Lenny, Don Kilo, Groovy, Keenan Cawley, Craig Cameron, Jacob Krugmire, Brett Wilkinson, Hunter Murphy, Tommy Gesme, Marcus Rand, The Geisens, Casey Pletz, Freddy Mccarthy, Riley Nickerson, Ian Daly, Danny Kern, Don Wheeler, Zander Blackmon, Kai, Woodrow, Vinny.

Edit – Brett Wulc

Film – Brett Wulc, Danny Kern.

The Fourth Wall – Ollie Dutton and Anton Borodachev Full Part

Another full part from the new Postland Theory movie “The Fourth Wall.” Head to postlandtheory.com to download the full movie for free.

Snackbreak’s Deviate – Full Movie

Deviate is a sci-fi movie about snowboarding. Filmed in Europe and Canada during the Earth year 2016. Directed, produced and edited by Tommi Ollikainen / Snackbreak prod. Featuring: Andy James, Andy Stewart, Jesse Denham-Greer, Johan Rosen, Joonas Eloranta, Mike Rotsaert, Tommi Ollikainen, Samu Mikkonen & friends

Creamy – Full Movie

The new full-movie from a group of Swiss riders who took to taking trips through Finland, getting powder days in Switzerland and building their own features in the forrest of Laax to stack clips last winter. Featuring Dario Burch, Flavio Pfister, Jeron Lohner, Adrian Oesch, Leandro Eigensatz, Flo Arnold, David Djite, Lou Staub, Joel Staub, Max Wettstein, Arda Serce, Blume, Hitsch Haller, Andy Walker, Cédric Gisler, Gregor Betschon, Thomas Land & Friends.
A film by Mathias Wittwer. Produced by Mindset Prdctns.

3FWB – Home – Full Movie

Five Austrian locals with passion for shredding tell their story whilst snowboarding around Innsbruck and surfing in nearby Italy. Alongside Benno Postert and Maximilian Meisberger, the Innsbruck Locals Peter
Sandner, Manuel Bernert and Sani Alibabic hopped on board.

He Gon Do One / 1-800 Full Movie

Featuring: Joey Niepokoj, Adam Rottschafer, Sam Kelty, Trevor Spruit, Kyle Vandyke, Steve Sprague, Linden Cool, Grant Norris, Jake Hermann, Ethan Sperber, Tyler Jevaney, Avery Erickson, Evan Erickson, Jack Tobin, Bret Guild, & Tye Kowalski.

SWISS ARTSY KNIFE 2 FULL MOVIE

Mike “aemka” Knobel is a jack of all trades and arguably the only snowboarder to single-handedly make an entire movie solely with his own creative and athletic powers. Follow Aemka on his path living a life full of snow, paint, pixels and drum-machines in a never ending quest to perfect his craft. Also features some surprise cameos!

SNOWBOARDING by aemka
ARTWORK by aemka
MUSIC by aemka
EDITING & POST by aemka
MOTION GRAPHICS by aemka

 

†† W.A.R.U. in DEATH Returns FULL MOVIE ††

Konichiwa bitches.

Featured riders: KAZUHEI NOMURA, MASA NOAKI, KOZO HASEGAWA, YOSUKE SHIROYAMA, KAEDE YASUNAGA, HAYATE YASUNAGA, HIROSHI SUGANUMA, SHIMPEI SHIMODA, MUGA SHIMOSATO and ANIKI

Strangers Welcome – A Movie

The boys from Strange Brew have hit the big time, and even though if you care you probably already watched this movie on the Internet somewhere else, they’re still hoping for some ruthless hate from by having us post their full movie here. Man, it’s great to feel wanted.

Odyssey to Nowhere ~ Full Movie

Here’s hoping it snows in Europe soon!

East to West FULL MOVIE

Our nomination for am movie of the year.

Nightmare Snowboards Last Champions FULL MOVIE

Snowboarding’s ugly truth behind all of the beautiful lies. Like everything else, it’s not that simple – you have to read the fine print.

YOUGOFIRST: Nothing Really Extreme FULL MOVIE

Yougofirst collective is proud to announce our 3rd snowboarding film. Past season we’ve tried to keep ourselves entertained by the pleasure of snowboarding. We met friends, gathered for several occasions and tried to film something for the love of memorizing the good times. It’s not hard to admit that things look a bit different now, years went by, people got interested in other aspects of life and snowboarding is far from priority for majority of the crew. It could be said that we finally entered the horrors and pleasures of the everyday grown up life. However, the shred remains. There’s a natural need for snowboarding inside every one of us that will never going to disappear. “Nothing really extreme“ is an ode to these feelings; to traveling, hanging out with friends, snowboarding and good times.

Cut: Matic Zavodnik
Artworks: Rina Barbarić
Filming: Philipp Ramppel & Vid Barić
Riding: Žiga Rakovec, Georg Obermeissner, Matic Zavodnik, Georg Ischepp, Vid Barić, Stefan Langgartner, Flo Potzl, Nejc Pucko, Peter Podlogar