“This project is one of the coolest things that I have ever been involved with, and it validates my criteria
for why I do things—people, passion, and purpose. I live on the edge, and beyond. Fire On The Mountain takes
this notion to incalculable heights and spectacular places.” - Bill Walton
For the ﬁrst time ever action sports and the Grateful Dead are merged together in a ﬁlm of eclectic style: Fire On The Mountain.
Just as the Grateful Dead did not ﬁt their music into an established category, Fire On The Mountain ﬁnds a cast of some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music.
Shot during a snow and surf road trip, the journey starts in California 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 as they appear as skeletons shredding under the moonlight at Mammoth Mountain and surfing in Indonesia. Similar to a Grateful Dead show, they start and end in the same place but each of their respective experiences is a journey of their own.
Produced and Directed by Chris Benchetler. Narrated by Hall of Fame basketball player and television sportscaster, Bill Walton with music supervision by David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Dead, Fire On The Mountain features some of action sports’ most legendary athletes: snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Captured over the course of the winter by cinematographer Tyler Hamlet the visual journey features never seen before visual effects within nature and original artwork by Benchetler and Skye Walker.
Friday, Nov 8th
7:00PM – Fire On The Mountain
Open to public: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2019-florida-surf-film-festival-tickets-74720720687
5:30 PM - Doors Open
7:00 PM - Fire On the Mountain
143 South Cedros Ave
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Benefit Concert: Grateful for the Rob Machado Foundation
Featured screening of film and performance by Bill Walton & the Electric Waste Band with special opening act Luke Mitrani
FREE GA admission for IKON Passholders + one guest (required sign-up via the link below).
GA tickets are $10
6 Rose Avenue
Venice, CA 90291
Encore screening, live art installation and musical performance by Luke Mitrani
839 W. Harbor Drive,
San Diego, CA 92101.
Broadway Pier Stage
Continuum Hotel & Bar
Musical performance by the Deadlocks
Tickets TBA via www.tetongravityresearch.com
Canyon Lodge at Mammoth Mountain
Screening, Ski Performance by Cast & Live Music Performance
Open to Public and Free