Meet: the Mysery DistrictBy admin • May 24th, 2010 • Category: Features, Latest, Meet
Thanks to ever-cheapening video cameras and the accessibility of the Internet, starting your own video production company is way easier than getting your foot in the door with the big guys! Sure you might not have a huge budget or super pros to work with, but it doesn’t mean you can’t make a snowboard video that will at least entertain you, your friends and a few hundred people on the Internet. So in preparation for the influx of free full videos this fall, we’ve decided to get to know some of these fledgling crews a bit better. We can’t promise all the videos will be good, but we will try and track down the ones with the most promise.* Up first, we introduce Mystery District from Idaho.
Location: Boise, ID
Riders: AJ Ogden, Parker Duke, Phil Damianakes, Jacob St. John, Pat Miller, Even Williams, Joe Kennedy, and more
Filmer/Editor: Derek Weimer
What’s the snowboard scene like in Idaho?
Derek: It circulates within itself. Therefore people outside of Idaho don’t see or hear much about it.
Derek: These couple places have chairlifts: Bogus Basin, Brundage Mountain, Sun Valley and Dollar Mountain, Grand Targhee. Then some urban stuff around Boise and McCall and surrounding Backcountry
Why don’t you think we hear more about Idaho snowboarding?
Derek: You don’t hear about it much because there is a lack of industry here. Yes we have Smith and a couple other companies out here but we don’t have a lot of companies based out of here. It’s not a snowboard mecca like Salt Lake, Colorado or Tahoe where companies really get behind the people riding there. We get support from local shops and the community but passed that level the momentum slows.
Do you feel bad blowing it up by making a video?
Derek: Why, do you feel bad blowing it up by giving us this interview? Besides Jeff Tulloch and Gabe Linn already did that.
Where did the name Mystery District come from?
Derek: We feel like the question is always asked, “who does what”, “who rides for who”, or “who shoots what”. We don’t care; we ride with our friends and shoot with our friends because we love to. Plus it’s just weird shit we came up with that is kinda hard to say drunk.
Who are your video influences?
Derek: Everyone influences us. Everyone we ride/shoot with is influenced by everything shred and non-shred related.
What do you think makes a video good?
Derek: If it makes you wanna go snowboard and you can get a feeling for the effort that went into making the movie then its gotta be good. Right?
When is your video going to drop? Where will it be available?
Derek: It’s gonna drop this August. But it’s going to be more of a precursor to what’s to come for 2010-2011. It will be available for free download and outta my trunk in Govy. Haha. August 2010.
Whose part are you most stoked on?
Derek: Ted Borland, The Leak! I’m really stoked on AJ Ogden, Parker Duke and Jacob St. John. Those guys are killing it!
What are you going to do now that it’s summer?
Derek: HCSC…. just sayin.
*If you have any suggestions of crews you’d like to know more about, let us know.