The ski film industry is booming with an abundance of premiers from Bozeman based ski crews. These production teams, such as The Montana Bandits and Entourage, showcased their newest films around town for locals to enjoy. The Montana Banditskicked off the film premiere season with their debut film, “The Good, The Bad and the Bandits”on Sept. 25 at Bogert Park. Entouragefollowed with its showing of “YAKTV” on Oct. 1 at the Rialto to an elated crowd.
Benshi Creativepremiered “Mixtape”on Friday, Oct. 15, at the Rialto, and the Carnage crewfollowed with “Wasted Potential”on Saturday, Oct. 16, at the Emerson. Each film emphasized the ongoing stoke for skiing, all in their own unique ways.
MSU students flock to Bozeman, not only for the books but for the slopes as well. These four ski crews, have for the most part, originated from MSU students. “It’s really cool, there’s always new crews coming in and out from different places to the college. So we all kind of come together and we have the same love for skiing and focus on that throughout the winter,” Sidney Simard, member of Entourage, said.
The development of new ski crews and additional productions creates an exciting atmosphere, including high energy excitement for sharing a passion with others. “We all know each other, and we all support each other because we share the same love for skiing,” Simard said. “We all share the common goal of encouraging more people to do something that’s really cool, so I don’t think it’s super competitive but it is definitely to a certain extent.”