ESPN to Air “Fire On The Mountain” on Wednesday, Oct 28

ESPN will air the movie “Fire On The Mountain” by Chris Benchetler, with the addition of scarce driving the scenes footage, on Wednesday, October 28 at 8 p.m. ET. Narrated by Corridor of Fame basketball participant and ESPN sportscaster Monthly bill Walton, with new music supervision by David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Useless. The small movie options some of action sports’ most legendary athletes: snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, browsing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Captured more than the study course of the winter season by cinematographer Tyler Hamlet of Flagship Independent. Made and Directed by Benchetler and Hamlet, this visible journey attributes in no way just before found footage within nature, orchestrated by tunes of the Grateful Lifeless. Featuring original artwork by Benchetler and Skye Walker.

The film’s title is taken from the Grateful Lifeless track “Fire On The Mountain,” off the band’s album “Shakedown Road,” released in November 1978. Mickey Hart and Robert Hunter collaborated to produce the track, which was initial performed reside at Winterland on March 18, 1977. The movie also opens with a new first composition by the Grateful Dead’s Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain called, “In The Starting There Was Fire”.

“Fire On The Mountain” will also air on ABC on November 22 at 4 p.m. ET. Trailer: https://little bit.ly/2Ja0bco

Walton reported: “Recently, even though shadow boxing the apocalypse, and wandering the land, I arrived on the creation of the planet, and the beginning of hearth. I speedily spiraled spherical and round, and was immediately sucked into the vortex of Hearth On The Mountain —The Movie. It has turn out to be a harmonic convergence of the highest buy, bringing jointly the greatest of the greatest of the best—of all the things, with as good a team of young, dynamic, motion-figure super-heroes, as there is in the identified universe. Like me, they enjoy the edge, mother nature, the groove, rhythm, sport, and the tradition and rhythmic beat of the Grateful Dead. The new young men asked me to talk. I channeled everyone and almost everything I’ve acknowledged in my now 53 years with the Grateful Dead. Mickey Hart, there from the beginning, led a responsive demand to my simply call to action. The result is Hearth On The Mountain—The Film, as great a job and workforce, pushed by wonderful goal and tune, as I have at any time been a element of.”

Improvisation is the silver thread that weaves this movie jointly. Just as the Grateful Useless did not fit their songs into an founded group, this limited film finds a forged of some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, browsing, and audio, total with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Useless tunes. Shot throughout a snow and surf street vacation, the journey commences in California exactly where the athletes embark on a mission into the mountains. Mid-film finds the cast caught in the remote waters of the North Pole, followed by a psychedelic dreamscape showing as skeletons shredding under the moonlight at Mammoth Mountain, and surfing in Indonesia. Related to a Grateful Useless clearly show, they begin and conclude in the identical location, but each of their respective ordeals is a journey of their possess.

“This is a task of individuals, areas, and conditions all woven jointly, gaining momentum and adapting as Mom Mother nature orchestrates her plans—going with the snow, next the swell,” stated filmmaker Chris Benchetler. “The Grateful Dead’s improvisational type lends alone to that similar move. Allowing a second in time and room consider about, collectively sharing that knowledge, when the music blazes its system. This challenge has been about the appreciation for Earth, self-discovery, open up-mindedness, and the improvisational jam of lifestyle. We’re so thrilled for it to be airing on the house of sporting activities, ESPN.”

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