In this second 5 minute episode, Sam makes a choice to follow his filmmaking passion to Alaska, even as the risks to those he loves mount. We also introduce the wizened voice of “Sean Dog” – a ski film pioneer – who shares some of the legend of how this crazy all got started years ago in the 80’s.
Introducing the HandCrank ‘Power of Film’ Series, our first ever completely independently produced film product. This first installment is presented in three 5 minute segments.
The title: “Kodak Courage”. The filmmaker, Sam Giffin of Right on Brother Films. The scoop: film and photography is a double edged sword for skiers and snowboarders. On one hand, filming pushes riders to do crazy stunts that might put them in danger, and on the other, the glory can make their wildest dreams come true. Kodak Courage follows the story of a few brothers struggling with – and reveling in – the lifelong conflict of risk vs. reward in the professional ski and film world.