Fireplace on the Mountain (2019)

Improvisation is the silver thread that weaves this movie collectively. Just as the Grateful Useless did not fit their audio into an founded category, this brief film finds a forged of some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of snowboarding, snowboarding, surfing, and tunes, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead audio. Shot for the duration of a snow and surf street journey, the journey begins in California exactly where the athletes embark on a mission into the mountains. Mid-film finds the forged caught in the distant waters of the North Pole followed by a psychedelic dreamscape as they surface as skeletons shredding below the moonlight at Mammoth Mountain, and browsing in Indonesia. Identical to a Grateful Lifeless clearly show, they get started and end in the identical position but each of their respective experiences is a journey of their have.

Narrated by Corridor of Fame basketball player and television sportscaster Bill Walton with music supervision by David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy manager for the Grateful Lifeless, Fire On The Mountain characteristics some of motion sports’ most famous athletes: snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Captured above the program of the winter season by cinematographer Tyler Hamlet the visible journey attributes by no means viewed prior to visual outcomes inside character and original artwork by Benchetler and Skye Walker.

“Grateful Dead and action athletics have often been kindred spirits, both equally celebrating everyday living and the beauty of experimental improvisation,” says Rhino President Mark Pinkus, who also oversees Grateful Lifeless Attributes. “After several years of listening to several motion athletics athletes cite the Lifeless as their soundtrack of selection, it is exhilarating to see these worlds come to lifestyle with each other on screen in Fire On The Mountain. Incorporate in Monthly bill Walton’s legendary voice on commentary and you have a just one-of-a-kind encounter, not contrary to going to a Grateful Useless stay show.”

Provides Monthly bill Walton, “this venture is a single of the coolest matters that I have at any time been included with, and it validates my standards for why I do things—people, passion, and objective. I love the edge, and over and above. Hearth On The Mountain usually takes this notion to incalculable heights, and spectacular places.”