Throwback Thursday! 2013 seems like a lifetime ago, but its the year Stept Productions embarked on its largest film project to date: Mutiny. The film documents young, progressive skiers as they commence on a mission around the United States; using the biggest cities in the country as their playground, the Stept crew sacrifices their health as they continue to redefine street skiing. Groundbreaking action, coupled with an award winning film crew brings a dark and mysterious story to light.
Mutiny is intended for a mature audience and is dedicated to exposing the viewer to the raw and unfiltered world of the Stept crew. It was a "Holy sh*t" kind of hardcore urban ski movie that pushed the envelope of stomp-or-else consequences. "Mutiny" was unlike any other ski movie we had seen before and it shows how crazy the level of commitment had gotten with street skiing. Many of the street features these guys hit require a scary amount of precision where there is no messing around with second chances.
This movie goes a little deeper by showing more of the Mutiny lifestyle and gives you a glimpse into the glamorous lives of these professional urban dwellers. A a lot of effort goes into each mission to get shots for the film. This mini movie production company stealths their way onto private property in the middle of the night so that one skier can hope for just a couple attempts at their next potential segment-ender before the whole operation gets shut down by security, or some other doofus.
The crash section and other slams throughout the movie give you a perspective you might prefer not to see, but that is the reality of what these guys are up to and they face those risks head on…literally, sometimes. The old guy in the movie says it best, ""They do it because they are young and full of piss and vinegar." (And maybe some other substances, as well.)
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