Yesterday I reviewed the Japanese ski/snowboard film “Persona” on my http://www.honeyee.com blog. Today I want to review Jeremy Jones much talked about 2 year film project “Deeper”
I finally was able to buy a copy at Sapporo’s Shugakusou and watch it the other night. Basically it is everything that people have been saying! A great documentary style snowboard adventure film! It is the kind of movie that long time snowboard lovers and industry insiders can watch and enjoy while at the same time you can show it to someone who has never been in the mountains and they will love it too.
The thing I really liked about this movie is the way it is not overly cinematized. A lot of “Extreme” movies these days use the endless dolly shots/slow motion/time lapse/motion graphics etc., It can get to be a little to much sometimes. With Deeper, TGR stuck to the basics just like the riding. Simple basic editing, solid interviews and narration to lead the story and insane footage that needs no help from fancy editing or effects.
I have had the pleasure of riding and shooting with Jeremy a few times over the last 12 years or so, but after watching this movie I am not sure if I will be able to keep up the pace. Lets just say I got very inspired to get out there and start rethinking my snowboarding and just life in general.
Jeremy has put together an amazing cast of riders for this film as well. Classic legends like Johan Olfson along side today’s greats like Travis Rice and Xavier de la Rue. So get out there and pick up a copy of this movie it is destined to be a mountain film classic.