Week one of Whistler Blackcomb’s Coldfront Film Competition is officially in the books. The first head-to-head bout was between Toronto born filmmaker Geoff Hewatt and Australia native Jeremy Richardson’s Olliepop Films. Both Hewatt and Olliepop Films put on a solid show with rockin’ edits, but in the end, Geoff Hewatt—the 22-year-old out of Toronto—claimed a spot in the next round, one step closer to the $10K prize purse.
Bracket breakdown of Whistler’s Coldfront film competition
This week, filmers Ryan Kenny and Benjamin Webb go head-to-head against Graeme Meiklejohn. Kenny and Webb portray the diverse, extreme terrain accessible in and around Whistler Blackcomb. The edit begins with their team of (mostly) snowboarders throwing down in the terrain park. The duo’s film then moves to higher ground where Dave Treadway and company tear apart massive spines in the backcountry.
Graeme Meiklejohn also captures many unique elements of Whistler Blackcomb with his film entry. The 24-year-old British Columbia native takes his film talents to the terrain park where a team of skiers tackles nearly every element in sight. Meiklejohn then moves elsewhere within the Whistler boundary to take on a series of urban features. Both film crews manage to put together very impressive short films, documenting the multiple elements that make up the kickass terrain in and around Whistler Blackcomb. However, only one team will have the opportunity to move to the next round with the dream of being crowned the Coldfront champ.
Watch: Kenny and Webb’s Coldfront entry
Watch: Graeme Meiklejohn’s Coldfront entry
As the competition rules state, a fan voting system will determine which team moves onto the next round; these votes will ultimately determine a winner, as well. Voting for the current round is open from October 6-12. By taking part in the voting process, you will not only help one crew win the $10,000 purse, but you, yourself will also be entered to win $5,000 in free gear. That’s right, upon voting for your favorite video each week, you’ll be entered to win $5K in gear including: A 2014-15 season pass, a new pair of skis (or a snowboard), GORE-TEX jacket and pants from Arc’teryx, a GoPro setup, and more. Follow the storm on social mediums via the #WBColdfront hashtag.
Vote for Kenny and Webb’s entry here.
Vote for Meiklejohn’s entry here.