Megan Michelson Nominated for Best Female Performance!
Every year on our film tour we get the comment “You need more women who rip in your films.” And we couldn’t agree more, our goal for several years has been to capture a mind blowing big mountain female segment. But, it’s not as if these ripping ladies are just standing around on the street corners waiting for us to finally film them. It’s just not that easy! You need a gal who has time off to ski without pay, knows herself and her abilities, really excels at skiing, hikes quickly, keeps her cool when she’s alone peering down a two thousand foot face and doesn’t mind being holed up in a smelly RV with a bunch of dudes. Now take a minute and honestly ask yourself how many women you know that can really fill those boots.
Several years ago a writer from Outside Magazine got in touch with us to do a review of our film. Emailing back and forth the same old comment came up about us needing more women shredding on screen. Getting perturbed I called her out and told her that she should do it, she should be the one. Taking on the challenge, Megan Michelson came out to the Wasatch mountains. After our first day touring the backcountry, we saw that Megan was the full package we had been looking for. It became our goal to see what would happen when her racing background and fearlessness were mixed with the long steep lines of Alaska. Luckily all the ingredients came together with good weather, low avalanche hazard and good snow conditions. Here is Megan’s segment from last years movie Television. Enjoy!
As if her skiing didn’t say enough on it’s own Megan was just nominated for BEST FEMALE PERFORMANCE for the Powder Magazine Video Awards.
The Verizon-Samsung Best Female
Ingrid Backstrom in The Way I See It by MSP Films
Megan Michelson in Television by Powderwhore Productions
Grete Eliassen in Say My Name by Stan Evans Photography
Elyse Saugstad in The Invincibles by Mog Productions
We are really proud to be part of this nomination and want to thank Megan for all her dedication to making this happen. And we noticed we didn’t hear any remarks this year about us needing more women that shred.