Isabelle La Motte and Micah Berman honed their filmmaking careers during their time at the University of Vermont. As environmental program graduates, their film projects focus primarily on issues that affect both humans and the environment that surrounds them. Isabelle and Micah grew up skiing in the Northeastern U.S. Their love for the outdoors and desire for constant adventure fuels their passion for storytelling.
Most commonly know as “Wills,” is often found busy eating Eddy’s Slow Churned Mint Chocolate Chip ice cream on the couch while watching all three Kung Fu Panda’s consecutively. Wills loves nothing better than an outing with great folks. Even when he catches no fish or summits a mountain with his skis only to find he has to walk them back down, Wills stays all smiles if a laugh and a “baja” were had. He has often been found screaming with joy as he pole plants through deep snow in his sleep. Wills cares deeply for the environment and all that it has to offer, and dreams of living a simple life in Alaska alpine touring through the winter and fly fishing through the summer.
Lily is a Cavendish, Vermont kid. She started skiing when she was 3 or 4 years old on the hill behind her house, and at Okemo with her Dad and two older siblings. At 7 yrs., she turned to snowboarding - and there was no going back. In high school in college she had an interest in competing, especially in rail jams and slope styles. It became a great way to make a little cash and connect with other girls doing the same thing. Recently she has stopped competing, and is focusing more on filming. Riding for the Sugarbush parks team she gets the chance to do exactly that. With a rough season in the east last winter she took a trip out to Tahoe; depending on how this season turns out she might stick around the east, or ship out again and try to make the most of a waning ski bum career.
Emily was raised by two ski-bum parents at Sugarloaf, in Carrabassett Valley, Maine. She joined the racing circuit through middle school and high school, but converted to a competition-free world of skiing upon college enrollment. Currently a Junior at UVM, Emily is an active Outing Club backcountry ski leader. She is a co-founder of Chicks on Sticks VT, a new organization of female skiers and riders who advocate women’s empowerment in the outdoors. Currently, she’s researching comparative impacts of climate change through environmental policy and climate justice in Vietnam, Morocco and Bolivia.
Dylan, from Lincoln, Vermont, grew up building jumps in his backyard after school and skiing Mad River Glen on the weekends. Nowadays he's a senior at the University of Vermont, still searching for powder stashes at Mad River as well as shredding Stowe. He prefers to ski woods but has been known to enter the terrain park on occasion between storms. You can easily spot him during the warmer spring months - just look for the mullet.