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Deep Winter -- Maverick skier Tyler Crowe and renegade snowboarder Mark Rider are childhood friends who reunite to take on a legendary Alaskan peak that no man alive has ever conquered.
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  (in credits order)

Eric Lively ... Tyler Crowe

Kellan Lutz ... Mark Rider

Michael Madsen ... Dean

Luke Goss ... Stephen Weaks

Peyton List ... Elisa Rider

Robert Carradine ... Coach Dando
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Shane Anderson ... CJ
Betty Austin ... Mother

K. Danor Gerald ... Buzzman
Doug Gibbons ... Father

Jeff Johnson ... Coach

Joshua David McLerran ... Hubert Haddad
Michael Pulte ... Flip

Ryan Templeman ... French Boarder #2

Cody Weselis ... Young Mark

Directed by
Mikey Hilb 
Writing credits
Mikey Hilb (story) &
Glenn Zoller (story)

John Protass  written by

Produced by
Seth Berman .... associate producer
Tom Hilb .... executive producer
Shimon Kabili .... executive producer
Martha L. Karsh .... executive producer
Hoot Maynard .... co-producer
Christo Morse .... co-producer
Dan Schaefer .... associate producer
Don Schain .... line producer
Mat Wiebel .... executive producer
Daniel Wood .... executive producer
Glenn Zoller .... producer
Original Music by
Gerald Brunskill 
Cinematography by
Patrick Reddish 
Film Editing by
Jason Stewart 
Casting by
Wendy O'Brien 
Production Design by
Ken Kirchner 
Set Decoration by
Ken Diamond 
Costume Design by
Barbara Nelson 
Makeup Department
Tara Starling .... key makeup artist
Production Management
Shauna Miller .... unit production manager (as Shauna Miller Schain)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Marie Taurasi .... first assistant director
Art Department
Scott Arneman .... property master
David Brothers .... key scenic
Cody Fairbanks .... set dresser
Wray Featherstone .... assistant property master
J.J. Gerber .... set dresser
Jeremiah Hansen .... art department coordinator
Adam Henderson .... set dresser
Josh Moceri .... set dresser
Dan Schaefer .... storyboard artist
Sound Department
Douglas Cameron .... production sound mixer
Wilson Dyer .... supervising sound editor
Anthony Echegoyen .... sound editor
Joseph L. Garrard .... boom operator
Stacey Hempel .... assistant sound editor
Eric Justen .... sound re-recording mixer
Jörg Klinkenberg .... foley artist
David Marcus .... director of sound services
Jeffrey Perkins .... sound re-recording mixer
Visual Effects by
Tim Jacobsen .... visual effects producer
Michael Roderick .... digital compositor
Doug Spilatro .... visual effects
Ahren Thomas .... visual effects
Shane Anderson .... stunts (as Shane Anderson)
Shin Campos .... stunts
Seth Morrison .... stunts
'Big Air' Dan Treadway .... stunts
Cody Weselis .... stunt performer
Luke Westerlund .... stunts
Josh Wood .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mary Boregino .... assistant camera
Dustin Frugé .... assistant camera
Fred Hayes .... still photographer
Andrew Hicks .... grip
Shawn Lacy .... key grip
Scott Leyse .... key first assistant camera
Robert Lowe .... best boy grip
Adam Lutz .... grip
David 'D.R.' Rhineer .... first assistant camera
Reid Russell .... camera operator
Craig Sullivan .... dolly grip
Josh Wood .... assistant camera
Casting Department
Shawn Mehling .... extras casting
Farrah West .... casting associate
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Kacie Seamons .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Dan Aguilar .... digital intermediate editor
Dianne Cherrez .... post-production assistant
Eduardo Rodriguez .... assistant editor
Jackson Yu .... assistant editor
Music Department
Jason Annis .... music supervisor
Tyler Barth .... music supervisor
Gerald Brunskill .... music editor
Other crew
Tyler Atkinson .... set production assistant
Dallin Bassett .... key office production assistant
Jennifer Chapman .... production coordinator
Mimi Davis .... location manager
Kathleen Dombo .... payroll accountant
Brent Geisler .... assistant to director and producers
Michael Kiely .... production accountant (as Michael A. Kiely)
Clay Maw .... location assistant
Jennifer Ricci .... first assistant accountant
Jennifer Ricci .... post production accountant
Aaron Lee Syrett .... film commissioner
Heather Toone .... assistant production coordinator
Cortland Wilson .... production assistant
Vicki Roberts .... additional thanks
David Wood .... thanks

Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial Effects
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Additional Details

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Rated PG-13 for drug use and brief language
96 min
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Miscellaneous: In the opening credits, Kellan Lutz's first name is misspelled as Kellen.See more »


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Did Kellan Lutz do his own stunts I didn't see a separate name in the credits.
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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
what's not to enjoy!, 28 January 2009
Author: checkyourblip from paris

I read this review on DVD Verdict then rented the movie and loved it.

You know, I wasn't expecting anything more than a cookie-cutter snowboard jock-movie starring annoying characters, but Deep Winter surprised me. It's an entertaining spectacle, sporting some jaw-dropping downhill footage, a serviceable human drama, and likable players to tie it all together.

Deep Winter is sort of a meta-snowboard movie, quite possible the first of a genre. The story is about these guys making a ski and snowboard movie, but it's obvious from the crazy downhill shenanigans that human beings are actually strapping themselves to thin pieces of sculpted plastic and voluntarily sliding down a big-ass mountain. Really, I can't say enough about how awesome the skiing and snowboarding is in this movie. If I had to guess, the angles are sheer 90 degree drops of doom and somehow the nutjobs the filmmakers suckered into rocketing down the slopes negotiate this wintry peril with ease. Just fantastic.

Buttressing all of this is the movie itself and it's decent. You'll be able to chart out the trajectory of the plot no problem: the twists, the relationships, the looming fatalities, the Final Momentous Choice our hero makes, all of it. You've seen this melodrama in countless other works. The clichés are tempered with some solid acting and a likable Alpha Male awesome skier guy who bangs his best friend's sister, sure, but that's a necessity in movies like this, so you can't fault him for that. Even Michael Madsen brings his game, likely relieved he's not hoisting around a fake sword and incomprehensible accent from a Uwe Boll movie or playing a gangster for the billionth time.

Again, the centerpiece of Deep Winter is the ski action footage, so I wouldn't hold it against you if you skipped through some of the extended sentimentality to get to the good stuff.

The film looks good in its 1.85:1 anamorphic widescreen treatment, though the picture quality isn't as vibrant as it could be. In fact, Deep Winter is best-suited for a high-definition treatment. Audio is pushed by a 5.1 track, and it's rich, pounding bass and blasting out the nifty soundtrack. The total lack of extras is a major missed opportunity.

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