Grateful Dead continues to prove their music knows no boundaries.
An unprecedented combination, Grateful Dead and action sports are merging together in association with Flagship Independent and Teton Gravity Research to present the eclectic short film Fire On The Mountain.
Featuring some of the world's top athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, and surfing, the film's action-packed sequences are soundtracked exclusively by the Grateful Dead, with music supervision by Grateful Dead archivist David Lemieux.
Shot during a snow and surf road trip in California, Fire On The Mountain highlights the shredding abilities of some legendary athletes, including snowboarders Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfer Rob Machado and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler.
The film animates the dreamlike trek in nature with visual effects, including skeletons catching waves in Indonesia, with original artwork by Benchetler and Skye Walker.
“Grateful Dead and action sports have always been kindred spirits, both celebrating life and the beauty of experimental improvisation,” shared Rhino President Mark Pinkus, who also oversees Grateful Dead Properties. “After years of hearing many action sports athletes cite the Dead as their soundtrack of choice, it’s exhilarating to see these worlds come to life together on screen in Fire On The Mountain."
Adding narrator Bill Walton’s iconic voice for commentary, the film ensures a truly unique experience, with the similar exhilaration of going to a Grateful Dead live show.
The soundtrack to the film is available now on all streaming music services and the short film will be available to stream worldwide December 13 on dead.net/FireonTheMountain.
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