Nobody reaches the top tier of any professional sport without standing on the shoulders of those who came before them. Tracing Influence tells the story of 6 skiers and the people who inspired their lives.
This film was part of
Fall Series 2022
and is no longer available for viewing.
Anthony is an award winning adventure documentary filmmaker, independently directing and producing the documentaries “AZADI:Freedom” and “STAND” which both won numerous awards internationally while screening in over 30 countries. STAND was picked up by Netflix for North American distribution. In 2013 Anthony joined Switchback Entertainment as a director and producer on the feature length documentary “Snowman”. In 2015 Anthony directed the award winning documentary film “Eclipse”, capturing a team’s quest to photograph a skier in front of a solar eclipse near the north pole in the middle of winter. Anthony has directed and led teams and expeditions in some of the world’s most remote and challenging locations, from the Himalaya to the Sahara, Arctic to the Andes.
Known as the ‘Godfather Of Freeskiing’, Mike Douglas is consistently listed by media outlets as one of the most influential skiers of all time. In 2004, Mike founded Switchback Entertainment – a video production company specializing in outdoor adventure films and commercials. He launched the groundbreaking web series, Salomon TV, in 2007 and has produced/directed more than a dozen award-winning films including The Freedom Chair, Tempting Fear, Eclipse, Snowman, Guilt Trip and Fountain Of Youth.