The Ski Channel’s “Shane & the McConkeys” debuts to rave reviews at X-Dance

Posted By: The Ski Channel on January 22, 2010 2:56 pm

Last night in Salt Lake City, Utah, The Ski Channel’s Zeke Piestrup debuted his film to the X-Dance audience. In short…they loved it.

It’s no wonder why. Zeke’s film, “Shane & the McConkeys”, provides footage no other filmmaker will ever be able to replicate. He spent four days with Shane and his wife and daughter…the week before Shane tragically died in Italy due to a base jumping accident. Viewers said some of their favorite moments of the film included the touching, real connections we the audience can see between Shane and his young daughter.

This film is a combination of good filmmaking and good timing. Zeke brings his expertise behind the camera and matches it with the good fortune of being with Shane in his home at this specific time (with a camera no less). It’s almost as if this film was supposed to be made.

Shane’s daughter will always have this film. His wife will always have it. We, the audience, will forever have this snapshot in time of Shane McConkey. Additionally, for many of us, this film provides us with a side of Shane we never knew before: the family man.

By the end of the film, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Pick up a copy of “Shane & the McConkeys” when it is released, and I dare you to get through it without touching a box of tissues.