ESPN will air the movie “Hearth On The Mountain” by way of Chris Benchetler, with the addition of uncommon at the back of the scenes photos, on Wednesday, October 28 at eight p.m. ET. Narrated by way of Corridor of Repute basketball participant and ESPN sportscaster Invoice Walton, with track supervision by way of David Lemieux, audiovisual archivist and legacy supervisor for the Thankful Lifeless. The fast movie options a few of motion sports activities’ maximum mythical athletes: skiing’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, browsing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Captured over the process the iciness by way of cinematographer Tyler Hamlet of Flagship Unbiased. Produced and Directed by way of Benchetler and Hamlet, this visible adventure options by no means sooner than noticed photos inside nature, orchestrated by way of track of the Thankful Lifeless. That includes authentic art work by way of Benchetler and Skye Walker.

The movie’s name is taken from the Thankful Lifeless tune “Hearth On The Mountain,” off the band’s album “Shakedown Boulevard,” launched in November 1978. Mickey Hart and Robert Hunter collaborated to create the tune, which used to be first carried out reside at Winterland on March 18, 1977. The movie additionally opens with a brand new authentic composition by way of the Thankful Lifeless’s Mickey Hart and Zakir Hussain referred to as, “In The Starting There Was once Hearth”.

“Hearth On The Mountain” may also air on ABC on November 22 at four p.m. ET. Trailer:

Walton mentioned: “Not too long ago, whilst shadow boxing the apocalypse, and wandering the land, I discovered the introduction of the sector, and the beginning of fireplace. I briefly spiraled spherical and spherical, and used to be right away sucked into the vortex of Hearth On The Mountain —The Film. It has turn into a harmonic convergence of the best possible order, bringing in combination the most productive of the most productive of the most productive—of the entirety, with as wonderful a gaggle of younger, dynamic, action-figure super-heroes, as there’s within the identified universe. Like me, they love the threshold, nature, the groove, rhythm, game, and the tradition and rhythmic beat of the Thankful Lifeless. The brand new younger guys requested me to talk. I channeled everybody and the entirety I’ve identified in my now 53 years with the Thankful Lifeless. Mickey Hart, there from the start, led a responsive fee to my name to motion. The result’s Hearth On The Mountain—The Film, as nice a venture and crew, pushed by way of wonderful objective and tune, as I’ve ever been part of.”

Improvisation is the silver thread that weaves this movie in combination. Simply because the Thankful Lifeless didn’t fit their track into a longtime class, this brief film finds a solid of one of the crucial international’s very best athletes on an improvisational adventure of snowboarding, skiing, browsing, and track, entire with a soundtrack created from best Thankful Lifeless tunes. Shot right through a snow and surf street travel, the adventure begins in California the place the athletes embark on a venture into the mountains. Mid-film finds the solid stuck within the far flung waters of the North Pole, adopted by way of a psychedelic dreamscape showing as skeletons shredding beneath the moonlight at Mammoth Mountain, and browsing in Indonesia. Very similar to a Thankful Lifeless display, they begin and result in the similar position, however every in their respective reports is a adventure of their very own.

“This can be a venture of folks, puts, and stipulations all woven in combination, gaining momentum and adapting as Mom Nature orchestrates her plans—going with the snow, following the swell,” mentioned filmmaker Chris Benchetler. “The Thankful Lifeless’s improvisational taste lends itself to that very same float. Letting a second in time and area take over, jointly sharing that have, whilst the track blazes its path. This venture has been concerning the appreciation for Earth, self-discovery, open-mindedness, and the improvisational jam of existence. We’re so excited for it to be airing at the house of sports activities, ESPN.”

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