Denmark Arts Center is celebrating the end of the Weirdest Ski Season EVAH, March 4–7, 2021, paying homage to the legendary ski filmmaker Greg Stump with an online Ski-Stump filmFEST. Thirty years of ski film history roll out before your eyes with the US SKI & State of Maine Hall of Fame skier and extreme ski films creator in a Ski-Stump filmFEST.
If you are unfamiliar with Greg Stump, a quick google search notes, “Greg Stump spent two years on the professional freestyle circuit and was a skier in films made by Dick Barrymore, particularly Vagabond Skier shot in New Zealand in 1979. That was Barrymore's last ski film and Greg Stump went on to appear in two ski films by Warren Miller.” Wikipedia.
But if you are familiar with extreme skiing films, you know Greg’s story doesn’t end there, no it’s just the beginning. Stump was the gasoline to Warren Miller films, igniting people’s passion and exploding films with extreme freestyle skiing, setting a new standard. Greg Stump went on to produce 25 skiing films featuring snowboarders, killer soundtracks, free skiers Mike Hattrup and US SKI Hall of Famers Glen Plake and Scot Schmidt, grabbing the attention of a younger, hip audience. Greg become an 80s & 90s ski filmmaker pop icon.
Greg secured his ski film legend status with a sweet blend of his narrative combined with the music of legendary rock producer Trevor Horn. Greg’s films exquisitely married movement with music for an exciting viewing experience. Bands like Nasty Rox Inc, Kissing the Pink, Propaganda, Alpha Blondy, The Beastie Boys, Billy Idol, and the unforgettable velvet-voiced singer-songwriter Seal underscored Greg’s skiing films.
This wicked fun fundraiser is only $15 which you can select three films from the following features: The Blizzard of Aaahhh’s, License to Thrill, Groove Requiem, P-Tex, Lies. & Duct Tape, or Maltese Flamingo. All you have to do is sit back in a comfy couch, grab a drink, and enjoy hours of extreme snow bliss or watch them over a week for your viewing pleasure. To read more about Greg Stumps film and daydream about hours of snow paradise go to www.denmarkarts.org – tickets can be ordered starting 8:00 a.m. EST on Thursday, March 4 – Sunday, March 7, 2021.
Oh yeah, after your film extravaganza, make sure you tune in to Denmark Arts Center’s Facebook page or SkiHOT Facebook page at 5:00 p.m. EST on Monday, March 8, 2021, for the Drawing O’ the Ski-Stump filmFEST Prizes – or go to www.denmarkarts.org for a list of winners.
This Denmark Arts Center fundraiser is indebted to STANDARD GASTROPUB & All Roads HUB for supporting their winter fundraiser and becoming their Presenting Sponsor. They are also thankful for additional supported from SkiHot, Allagash Brewing Co., Oxbow Brewing Co., Greg Stump Productions, and Oscilloscope Labs for making this event happen.