Trapped behind a desk down in the city, all I could think about was skiing.
My dream was to live and work up in the mountains, but I could never escape the pull of the metropolis. Then one day I received a call from Tanner, asking if I’d be interested in producing his next ski movie. Granted, my experience was limited. After graduating college, I spent a couple winters making ski movies. These were very low budget flicks, but Tanner had seen them and liked them. It was the opportunity of a lifetime. I had no other choice than to take it.
People always ask me what it’s like filming with Tanner. To which I reply, it’s like stepping into a ring with a lion. There’s not much you can do to control him; you need to be able to read his temperament and then react fast. Let him dictate the pace and never make him angry. Even then, when you’ve done everything right, you’re still going to get clawed.
When I accepted Tanner’s offer to work with him, I knew all this. I knew it wouldn’t be easy and I relished the challenge. For three seasons we traveled the globe, and it was indeed a dream come true. But eventually I reached my limit.