If You Call Yourself a British Snowboarder, You Should Watch This Video
From sketchy dryslopes to Sochi success: The history of British snowboarding will be told in one movie
The Family Creative, a group of British snowboard film-makers, have launched an ambitious new project to make a movie about the British snowboarding scene and its rich history.
They're currently raising funds through a Kickstarter campaign, so the film will be made for the UK snowboard scene by the UK snowboard scene.
The success of British riders in Sochi (where Jenny Jones won bronze and two British men, Jamie Nicholls and Billy Morgan, finished in the top 12) saw UK snowboarding catapulted into the limelight. Jenny's face was on every front page in the country the morning after her medal.
But the story of British snowboarding stretches back a lot further than the last Olympic cycle and it's this story that the movie will endeavour to tell by interviewing the key players from down the years and digging up some classic archive footage.
The film-makers will then bring the story bang up to date filming many of today's best riders in action around the world this winter.
Scheduled for an Autumn 2015 release, this movie looks set to be a banger. The Mpora team are proud to be supporting the project (alongside our sister title Whitelines) and we'd encourage all British snowboarders to do the same by donating, or just by sharing the project on Facebook.