UNPLUGGED: Backyard Booty Film Fest Celebrates Pac Northwest Mountain Culture


THIS THURSDAY, COAST MOUNTAIN CULTURE MAGAZINE brings together the big guns of the Pacific Northwest outdoor film and photography scene into one booty-ful night. Backyard Booty Film Fest will take the audience on a journey through Northern B.C., Haida Gwaii, Portland, Bend, Van Isle, and the Olympic Peninsula. PLACE: District 319 LOCATION: Vancouver, BC 

“We’re particularly interested in how the culture of the coast plays into the sports and lifestyle we indulge in,” says Mike Berard, editor of Coast Mountain Culture Magazine. “Because, as cool as snowboarding and surfing and mountain biking are, it’s the stories behind the people involved that readers actually care about.”

The Backyard Booty Vancouver roster is jam-packed  with talent, including never before seen content from Vancouver photographer, Jordan Manley, Salomon Freeski TV, Scott Serfas, Sherpas Cinema, and surf writer  Malcolm Johnson. If you’re looking for the calibre of talent we’re about to see this Thursday, look no further than the teaser for Sherpas Cinema 2013 feature length film, “Into the Mind”:


Then, there’s Jordan Manley, who has dazzled outdoor enthusiasts for years with his incredible lensmanship. Here’s a snippit from his latest film project, A Skiers’ Journey, which takes him to the far corners of the globe in search of rare and untouched turns:

The Backyard Booty came from humble beginnings a decade ago in Nelson, BC, and was designed to showcase the Kootenay region’s crop of talented photographers, filmmakers and artists. Since Coast Mountain Culture magazine is all about celebrating the entire Pacific Northwest, they’ve decided to bring it to Vancouver and Whistler this month.

Tickets for the event are $20 and available online.  People who purchase tickets before Tuesday will be eligible to win sweet prizes, including an Arcteryx jacket, Quintic  backpack, or Trapper Snowboard.


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