The idea for “Passion” began in the summer of 2017 with the then 17-year-old Peter Jamison living in a tent at Highland Mountain Bike Park. At the time, Jamison’s understanding of professional freeride athlete’s lives was restricted to what could be found on the web. During that summer, Jamison witnessed Nic Hilton and Reed Boggs attempting to learn flat drop backflips for the first time, which shed light on a part of the sport he hadn’t seen before. Watching the process first hand changed Jamison’s perspective, and it’s what he credits for his inspiration to make a film about the lives of professional freeride athletes.
Through his last year as a high school student and into the next summer, Jamison filmed with the likes of Nicholi Rogatkin, David Lieb, Ethan Nell, Reed Boggs and Matt Macduff at locations all over the country. Overcoming challenges like traveling logistics and music licensing, Jamison completed the film in the weeks following Crankworks Whistler late last summer.The official online premiere for “Passion” is January 20th, so be sure to check back here to watch the full film then. In the meantime, learn more about the film at passionfilmmtb.com, and follow on social media at @peterjamisonmedia.