5Point Film’s, 2nd annual, NIGHT OF STOKE will bring some of the outdoor industry’s most impactful adventure films along with a fitting line-up of industry experts and personalities, including filmmakers and film subjects to the Denver and Outdoor Retailer audiences at the historic Paramount Theatre. Join us for a night of inspiration and fun with host Paddy O’Connell and guest, eco-hip hop artist, Dj Cavem performing Biomimicz live with special guests Alkemia Earth and Dj Check One—a culinary concert infused with environmental hip-hop lyrics.
Official Closing Night Event for Outdoor Retailer Summer Market
VIP 5:30pm | Show Starts 7:00pm
$35 VIP | $20 General Admission | Free for Outdoor Retailer Badge Holders
1621 Glenarm Pl, Denver, CO 80202
Featuring a selection of 5Point’s 2019 Festival Award-Winning Films + All New Shorts and special guests.
(people) of water
Winner of the 5Point Creative Excellence Award
(United States, 23 min)
World Premiere @ 5Point in Carbondale 2019
Director: Forest Woodward
Producer: Dan Riordan
Special Guest: Robert Prechtl of the US Men’s Rafting Team
For thousands of years, outrigger canoes have diverse cultures and people around the world. (people) of water follows the story of Rob Prechtl, a member of the US Men’s Raft team, as they embark on a journey to learn the craft of outrigger paddling.
Life of Pie
Winner of the 5Point Pure Joy Award and People’s Choice Award
(United States, 11 min)
World Premiere @ 5Point in Carbondale 2019
Director: Ben Knight, Travis Rummel
Producer: Travis Rummel
Special Guests: “The Action Sisters” Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller
When Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller moved to the tiny, conservative high desert town of Fruita, Colorado almost twenty years ago, it was not on the map as far as mountain biking was concerned. Jen and Anne have left an incredible imprint on Fruita — at the outset they were on the fringe and a bit ostracized, they’re now at the very heart and soul of the community. Unlike Moab, Fruita isn’t just known for it’s riding – you go there to eat hot pie. Jen and Anne weren’t shy about using their lesbian innuendos to sell pizza, even from the beginning when Fruita wasn’t quite ready for it.
Mystery of Now
Winner of the 5Point Hayden Kennedy 5Point Award
United States, 17 min
Director: Audrey Buchanan
Producer: Kaylee Cole, Douglas Miles, Dream Hampton, Archana Chattha, Vijay Chattha
Special Guests: Douglas Miles Sr. and Doug Miles Jr.
In the short film, The Mystery of Now, artist and Apache Skateboards founder, Douglas Miles shares socio-political context around the history that lead to life on the San Carlos Apache reservation, and the personal history of how and why he started a skateboard brand and team of local youth leaders. His advice on cultivating resilience, creativity, and joy, provides guidance in a time that for many feels uncertain, polarizing and divisive in our living rooms and around our dinner tables.
(French Polynesia, 7 min)
Director: John Rodosky
Producer: Christopher Jerard, Mary Anne Potts
Surface follows award-winning photographer Ben Thouard as he works to capture a new perspective of the underwater world. In a photographic niche defined by familiar angles, Ben was driven by his desire to create something original in surf photography. After countless hours he discovered that through the wave photo, but quickly realized it was not a simple matter of arriving at the location and pointing his camera.
Speak to Me Softly
(United States, 6 Minutes)
Director: Henna Taylor
Producer: Matthew Hood
Special Guest: Henna Taylor
Experience fear and emotion alongside climber Jenny Abegg as she ascends a route while fighting the self-criticism and doubt from that little voice we all have in the back of our heads.
Kai Jones: Far Out
(United States, 5 min)
Director: Steve Jones, Todd Jones, Blake Campbell
Far Out embodies the imagination as much as it does a physical space. It is the quest to seek out undiscovered realms and inspire new waves of creativity, enlightenment, and progression. It is the quest to be blown away. You won’t believe what this 11-year-old can do on skis at Jackson Hole!
(Pakistan, 21 min)
Director: Antoine Girard, Christian Schmidt
Winner of the 5Point Spirit of Adventure Award
In July 2016, the paraglider Antoine Girard set off on a three-week tour to explore the Karakorum mountains in Pakistan—alone. From the town of Skardu, he headed for the highest peaks of the Karakorum mountain range. His hope is that the up winds will carry him and his chute to the summit—and possibly beyond. If he succeeds, he will set a new altitude record in paragliding, but the air is thin between the 8,000-meter peaks, and take-offs and landings are extremely tricky. Especially when you only have one person to rely on—yourself.
(USA, 8 min)
Stepping into Memphis Rox, you’ll notice its high walls with climbing routes extending to the ceiling, the bouldering area’s assortment of colorful holds peppered along the way. It’s the city’s first dedicated climbing gym and, on the surface, it’s typical—dusty from chalk and alive with energy. What stands out is its mission: using climbing’s long-known tenets—hard work, perseverance and trust—to inspire a community to get involved in the sport.
When DJ Cavem coined the term eco-hip hop in 2007, he didn’t know it would sprout into a global movement. His mission to rap about climate change, food justice and plant-based foods spread far beyond his Denver hometown. Having performed at the Obama White House and been featured in Oprah Magazine and on the Rachael Ray Show, Dr. Ietef “DJ Cavem” Vita became known as more than just a rapper — but an activist, educator and vegan chef. Now, several years after the release of The Produce Section, his award-winning album that fused hip hop with lessons on eco-friendliness, Cavem has shifted his focus to new material. His latest project BIOMIMICZ is being released as an album/seed pack to get people involved and spur listeners into action.
Douglas Miles Sr.
Film:The Mystery of Now
Winner of the 5Point Hayden Kennedy Award 2019
Based in San Carlos, Arizona, Douglas Miles Sr. is a muralist, photographer, producer, artist and filmmaker. In addition he is the founder of Apache Skateboards and sponsors the Apache Skate Team. He produced and co-wrote “The Mystery of Now,” a short film that recently premiered on National Geographic as an Official Selection in the network’s Short Film Showcase.http://apacheskateboards.com/
“When you realize the land is forever, you realize you’re forever. We are forever.” Douglas Miles
Douglas Miles Jr.
Film:The Mystery of Now
Douglas Miles Jr. was raised in the San Carlos Apache Nation in Eastern AZ. He’s a devoted husband and father. In addition, he’s a skateboarder (15 years), filmmaker, (Indellica) brand owner, content manager, Native skateboard expert, producer, social media marketer, creative projects’ consultant, Apache Skate team manager. His sponsors are Real Skateboards, Spitfire Wheels, Thunder Trucks, 3rd-I Water and Converse CONS.
Jen Zeuner and Anne Keller
Film:Life of Pie
Winner of the 5Point Pure Joy and People’s Choice Award 2019
Jen is a former competitive BMX rider and World Cup downhill mountain biker and Anne is a contributing photographer for Bike magazine, so when they’re not slinging pizza until they literally run out of dough you’ll find them out riding their favorite loops with their dogs.
Film:(people) of water
Winner of the 5Point Creative Excellence Award 2019
Robert Prechtl is a current member of the US Men’s Raft Team. He joined the team in 2014 and has continued to compete nationally and internationally, including 3 world championship events. Rob is also a team rider for Halagear paddle boards. Born and raised in Fredonia, NY, he attended Miami University in Oxford, OH where he was a member of the Men’s Track and Field team. After graduating with a Masters in Kinesiology and health, he headed west to Vail, Colorado to competitively play outside. When not distracted by the great outdoors, he is employed as a professional photographer/videographer.
Film: Speak to Me Softly
Henna is the principal owner and filmmaker for Henna Taylor Films based in Boulder Colorado. In 2018 she directed and shot Valley of the Moon, one of four films on selected for the Reel Rock 13 Film Festival. Her documentary, Wadi Rum (33 min) won the Grand Jury Award at the 2018 Yosemite International Film Festival and was an official selection at Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, Ottawa Adventure Film Festival, Lebanese Independent Film Festival, among others. Henna has experience working with Academy Award winning filmmakers from Fine Films, Andrea Nix Fine and Sean Fine. Henna strives to capture the basic moments of humanity in every story she tells. She is known for her enthusiasm to learn, and her engagement in every aspect of storytelling. Her films are the product of this wonder and curiosity.
Non-Profit Partner—Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust
Colorado, From One Generation to the Next—The heart and soul of the American West originates on the land. Generations of knowledge, values and beliefs are kept alive on Colorado’s farms and ranches. Preserving this heritage is important for everyone’s future, but it is especially important to the families who trust us with their legacy. Since 1995, the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust has helped to conserve more than 550,000 acres of Colorado land. Learn more
Jayne is an avid skier, mountain biker, and yogi. After growing up on a ranch in Pinedale, Wyoming she attended Pennsylvania State University where she earned a degree in Agricultural Science. Following college, Jayne chased her passion for agriculture and conservation back to the West. She currently works as the Director of External Relations for the Colorado Cattlemen’s Agricultural Land Trust (CCALT) – an organization dedicated to conserving Colorado’s western heritage and working landscapes. Jayne is 100% committed to making sure that by the year 2030 everyone who lives in Colorado understands the work of Forever Colorado and the Cattlemen’s Land Trust.
Amber grew up in Steamboat Springs, CO where she developed a great love for open space and outdoor adventure. She moved to Denver in 2016 after spending nearly 8 years in Oregon where she earned a B.A. in Environmental Studies from the University of Oregon. Back in the West, Amber became aware of just how much Colorado had grown in her absence. Fueled by a desire to protect the Colorado she grew up in, Amber returned to school and earned a masters in Natural Resource Stewardship from Colorado State University. Amber joined the Land Trust External Relations team in August 2018 with extensive events experience. Outside of the office, Amber enjoys trail running with her dogs (she’ll be doing the 100 mile Run-Rabbit-Run this year), and snowboarding.
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