Dream It. Do It.

6 films in this block (76 minutes)

Dream It. Do It.

“I got vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.” This film block is jammed packed with people going for their dreams, one moment at a time. Feel inspiration from adventurer Mike Libecki (“Mike Libecki: The Time is Now”), then see a skiier’s insane goals for a year (“2.5 Million”). “Imagination” reminds us that we’re all kids with dreams at heart, and “Follow Through” takes us on a young women’s journey to finding what she truly loves. “The Frenchy” is an oldie, but a goodie (bound to be an audience favorite). Stick around for the end of this film block, and help out filmmaker Melanie Sommerfeldt (“Chasing the Polar Dream”) by voting towards her dreams of Scandinavian sled-dog adventures. Dream it, do it!


The Films

Mike Libecki: The Time is Now

  • Country USA
  • Runtime 9 min

2.5 Million

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 22 min
  • Director Tyler Wilkinson-Ray

Aaron Rice was a couple years out of college, ski bumming through winters and scraping together work over summers, but getting sick of resort crowds and feeling a little aimless, like he needed to pick a direction. The direction he eventually settled on: Up. Rice set out to become the first person to ski 2.5 million human-powered vertical feet in a year, which is the equivalent of climbing from Everest Base Camp to the summit over 200 times. Through fatigue and injuries, excursions to South America and storms, he climbed and skied. Along the way, he learned a lot about self-determination, grit and what’s possible if you set your mind to it.

Imagination

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 5 min
  • Director David Mossop

Have you ever been that little kid sitting in the backseat of your parents car, wishing you were somewhere else? So you imagine a skier on the side of the road, your fingers commanding back flips, roof drops and improbable rail slides. Join us as we travel through the eyes of a young boy who brings professional urban skier Tom Wallisch to realization. Together, they turn an otherwise drab winter commute into a ski adventure for the ages.

Follow Through

  • Year 2017
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 22 min
  • Director Adam Clark & Isaiah Branch-Boyle

After stumbling upon a copy of the cult classic guidebook, The Chuting Gallery, which lays out a set of 88 ski mountaineering lines across Utah’s Wasatch Mountains, sixteen-year-old Caroline Gleich decided she wanted to ski them. Although she was met with laughter—“Maybe it was because I was five feet tall, or I was a little blonde girl, but I remember that clearly — and it didn’t feel good” says Gleich—she spent a decade building her skills and becoming the skier she dreamed of being—and deciding, in this age of hyper-connectivity, which voices to choose to hear and which to ignore.

The Frenchy

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 14 min
  • Director Michelle Smith

Jacques “The Frenchy” Houot is a Colorado icon. He is an 82-year-old badass athlete who gets after it non-stop on skis, mountain bike, and the cyclocross race circuit. He inspires us with his contagious love of life, epic tales of survival, ability to counter aging though laughter, and his impace on the community over decades.

Chasing the Polar Dream

  • Year 2018
  • Country USA
  • Runtime 4 min
  • Director Melanie Sommerfeldt

If an international clothing company from Sweden offered an opportunity to manage your own dog sled team across the Scandinavian Arctic, would you spend a month collecting the necessary votes on Facebook to win a spot on the team? The Fjällräven Polar is a 300 km dogsledding expedition through the Scandinavian Arctic, and it’s Melanie’s dream to earn a spot on the team. After volunteering at the Copperdog 150 Melanie developed an interest in dogsledding and having the opportunity to join Fjällräven’s efforts in showing that EVERYONE can get out and enjoy more winter activities, she’s inspired to apply in the hopes of encouraging others to chase adventures of their own.