Who would have thought a bunch of dudes from the north of England could pull off anything besides making a proper cuppa tea? Jamie Durham and his Grindhouse gang got to work big time this season and put together a movie that easily hangs in the same league with the big boys. Watch the full "Mind Games" movie for the first time online today with riding from Will Smith, Andy Nudds, Jamie Nicholls, Ollie Dutton, Tom Guilmard, Jonny Russell, Simon Foster, John Weatherley, Stu Edwards, Matt Higson, Tom Honey, Andy Laird, Jon Addison, Stuart Horsham & Ian Ashmore, then sit down and read our little Extra Butter interview with Jamie about the movie. Enjoy!
Who did you burn to get that smoke in the intro?
(Jamie)To get the smoke intro I just spent a night at Jonny Russell's house and turned the lights off… For some reason his house just produces smoke all the time?
Which rider is the backup filmer this year?
This year we actually brought in another filmer, Carter Hewlett, to help me out. But when he's not around it's usually Will Smith who is the keenest to get behind the camera as well. He filmed the fisheye shot of Jonny's ender where he makes some weird chimpanzee noises when Jonny lands...
How people many in the crew wear helmets?
I actually had to check who wore a helmet in the film for this question. Will, Tom G & Andy wear a helmet all the time whilst filming now, but for some reason it's not noticeable to us anymore. I think we are used to helmets because it is compulsory to wear one in the snow domes for insurance reasons, so I guess it just feels natural for them to be wearing a helmet.
Who has the poshest accent in the crew?
Dutton! Nearly everyone else is a Northerner so they don't sound posh at all.
Do most of the riders hit the spot again after a bail? Do you think they would if there wasn't a camera there?
Yeah, I think even if they fall there is hardly a time where it will make them stop riding at the spot, but I don't think they would be as keen to hit it if there wasn't a camera about… Maybe at some spots they would be happy to session a down bar or something if there was no camera.What other crews did you run into when you were out filming?
There was so many crews in Helsinki this year, a couple of local Finnish crews and I think we bumped into a Spanish crew as well, but I think all the big names came later on in the season, for some reason I always try and keep an eye on who's in town.Where are those powder shots in Nudds' part?
They are in Avoriaz, we spent some weeks in Morzine/Avoriaz and got two shots for the film. Luckily this was the last trip so we had everything in the bag already, but for some reason every time I do a film trip to France it never goes according to plan!
What happened to John Weatherley's ass?
It was his first hit of the first mission of the season, just watch this.