Wildcats the Movie: The World Premiere
The Fortune Sound Club in downtown Vancouver was buzzing last night, and you could feel it from a mile away. The snow stoked guests lined up ready to feast their eyes on some of the sexiest snow porn of the season. Meanwhile, the Wildcats crew hustled and bustled inside to make it just right before cracking the doors.
Iconic Wildcats logo merchandise lined the walls while tech gurus climbed on ladders and set up projectors, and us, the Gibbons crew? Well, we got ready to spread the stoke in the Gibbons Whistler way, since there is nothing more Whistler than Après!
We’ve Been Brewing Up a Secret
Full disclosure, the cat’s out of the bag (Wildcats pun intended). We’ve been cooking up a secret beer recipe for a while, and it’s finally dialled, so we figured why not share it with some of our favourite Whistler folk to celebrate our common love of snow?!
We shouted each ticket holder a pint of Gibbons Après Lager and asked them to vote on which beer can design they liked best. The winning design will eventually go public when we launch this puppy officially. You’ll just have to wait and see for yourself at the next activation!
Wildcats the Movie Premiere Night
The Manboys opened the night with some heavy hitting backcountry footage. These young guns also just completed a two-year project and are now touring with the film. The Manboys Movie didn’t disappoint, be sure to check it out if it’s making a stop near you!
The crowds cheered as the Wildcats took to the stage with more energy than you ever thought possible. Who exactly makes up the Wildcats crew you might ask? The originals include Devun Walsh, JF Pelchat, Kale Stephens, Chris Brown and Chris Dufficy. They are backed up by big names Romain De Marchi, DCP, Mark Tremblay, Craig Gouweloos, Charles Reid, Frank April, Eero Niemela, Benji Ritchie, Iikka Backstrom and Mikey Rencz who also make appearances in the film along with some more shred friends. The film showcased not only the evolution of the Wildcats, but of snowboarding as a whole. The movie connected each and every person in the crowd to what they love about snowboarding and the culture that goes with it.
The Wildcats crushed it. Great storyline, epic terrain, funny commentary. I think everyone left inspired to be a little more loose and spend a bit more time shredding – high fives to the Wildcats.
- The vintage footage of the Wildcats partying and jumping a car in New Zealand. The flashbacks were a comical trip down memory lane.
- Charles Reid’s section of street jibs to backcountry couloirs was diverse and straight up impressive. This dude is good at everything.
- The voice overs by Devun Walsh were on point; you can’t help but love that voice of his.
Well, we could tell you what happened next but, let’s be honest, it was a little foggy after the film because that new Gibbons Après Lager was flowing and the tunes by Mat the Alien, DJ Illo and Vinyl Ritchie were bumpin’.
More Premiere Dates
- October 12, 2016 – London
- October 14, 2016 – Berlin
- October 15, 2016 – Grenoble
- October 15, 2016 – Denver
- October 17, 2016 – Vienna
- October 18, 2016 – Innsbruck
- October 19, 2016 – Zurich
- October 19, 2016 – Montreal
- October 21, 2016 – Toronto
- October 22, 2016 – Calgary
- November TBA – California
- November TBA – Whistler
When: October 27, 2016
How: Keep an eye out for launch details on the Transworld Snowboarding website.
Feed the Winter Stoke
The premiere was a great turn out, and awesome vibes accompanied this impressive film. If you haven’t got the hint, we would highly recommend that you check it out and feed your winter stoke. Let Wildcats the Movie bring back memories of your first experience snowboarding and lead you into the future with the same solid crew. (Check out more Wildcats antics in our Whistler heli biking and boarding video. Snowboarding in August? Leave it to the Wildcats to pull of something so epic!)
And if the sneaky teaser of our new Gibbons Après Lager has got you excited, be sure to stay tuned to our social channels for more details coming soon! In the meantime, why not feed your winter stoke by planning your next epic Whistler trip? You can wash down a solid day on the mountain at all the best Whistler craft beer venues, and have our expert Whistler concierge service take care of all the booking details – so that all you have to focus on is having an awesome time!