Ski movies and Poor Boyz Productions (PBP) go hand-in-hand, or at least that’s the association for an increasingly growing body of ski cinema fanatics. Growing up, Poor Boyz films marked some of the first ski movies I ever saw with the introduction of “Propaganda.” The movie still holds it own as far as I’m concerned when judging ski films against the test of time. However, even I have to say that, as much as I love the Poor Boyz classics, the new crop of PBP releases are well on their way to earning that same iconic status.
Last year, Poor Boyz wowed audiences throughout the world with “Everyday Is A Saturday.” The film not only racked up countless awards such as IF3′s Film of the Year, People’s Choice and Best Soundtrack; but almost single-handedly launched the careers of skiers Dane Tudor and Tim Durtschi with their jaw-dropping segments. In fact, the two were able to earn the top spot on our list of the Top 10 Freestyle Skiing Stories of 2009 for their efforts.
Poor Boyz was nice enough to release Tudor’s “EDIAS” segment earlier this fall:
So when the time came for Poor Boyz to drop their latest ski movie, “Revolver,” expectations were not surprisingly at an all-time high. As usual, Poor Boyz teased the ski world at SIA with its mid-season teaser, but really blew it out of the water in August with the full trailer. Finally, after much anticipation, the company premiered “Revolver” on Sept. 11 to a packed house in Seattle, and has been firing on all cylinders ever since.
Building on the success of last year’s Triple Threat Tour, Poorboyz is currently in the midst of a multi-city tour schedule that packs three exciting elements into each stop: an athlete autograph signing, a showing of PBP new ski film “Revolver” and a massive after party. As icing on the cake, each stop also gives attendees a chance to receive ample amounts of SWAG from PBP partners: Salomon, Red Bull, Oakley, Nike 6.0, Giro, Atomic, Dakine, K2, Skullcandy, Freeskier, Pull-in, Newschoolers, Kicker, SBC Skier, Icelantic, & Countour HD.
“This has been the best tour in the history of Poor Boyz Productions by a long shot, said Poor Boyz Founder Johnny DeCesare. “It started off in Seattle with 2500 and has just been non stop. We won 4 awards in Europe and Dane Tudor just won “Rider of the Year” from ESPN. It doesn’t matter the city, we are packed every night.”
The Triple Threat Tour isn’t done yet though, with Montana set to welcome the next string of stops this weekend. For a full listing of the Triple Threat stops, be sure to head over to the Poor Boyz film tour page.
Poor Boyz’s “Revolver” Trailer: