From young groms shredding around Whitefish Mountain Resort to professional skiers riding spines in Alaska for Teton Gravity research, Parkin Costane is here to inspire everyone to get excited for the upcoming winter season. I want to give
The Whitefish native will star alongside world-class athletes in the new Teton Gravity Research (TGR) ski film titled Magic Hour. The film will premiere on Friday, October 28th at Whitefish in his Tap House, Montana.
Magic Hour features breathtaking cinematography from such striking locations as the Selkirk and Kootenay Mountains in British Columbia, the Chugak and Coast Ranges in Alaska, and various locations in Montana and Jackson Hole. increase.
TGR describes the film’s theme as finding a magical time to be in the mountains, either the first hour after sunrise or the last hour before sunset. These hours have the right light to capture images and videos of skiers and snowboarders riding unreal lines.In the film his TGR is magic his hour is all He says he has discovered through experience that people are not the same.
“Magic Hour isn’t about a specific time of day, it’s about a magical moment for all of us.
Play in some of the wildest places on earth and experience it anytime,” said Todd Jones, co-director of the film and co-founder of TGR. “We captured some of the most incredible skiing and snowboarding action in some of the most beautiful places in the world this winter and can’t wait to share that magic with the world.”
For Kostain, who grew up in Whitefish, shooting at TGR is a dream come true. At the age of 15 he won his competition at TGR Grom and got the start of his professional skiing career. For his contest, he had to compile his own skis and submit them to the judges. Kostain entered the contest twice, the first time placing him second and the second time he won. This gave TGR his name.
Before filming, Kostain also competed in big mountain ski competitions for several years and had a lot of success. He was on his freestyle team at his mountain resort Whitefish for many years.
When he was 18, he got his first real movie segment in a TGR movie called Far Out. Kostain has now been in the TGR movies for the last four seasons, each time giving him a little more exposure in his films.
“I used to be a little grom who loved winter and would always go to the TGR movies in the fall,” Kostain recalls. “And the possibility of filming with them was always kind of a dream.”
For Magic Hour, Costain has two distinct segments that include filming on location around Montana and a trip to Alaska to ride steep, picturesque snowy thorns. Montana locations included Cook City, Bozeman, and several “secret spots.”
Kostain says one of her favorite moments from filming Magic Hour last season was her trip to Alaska.
“I’m just going to Alaska with the whole crew I’ve always dreamed of being with…” he said. “Anytime we get out in the fields and stand on these ridges and the beautiful snow…it was definitely everything I ever wanted. I’m excited to be back there.” .”
Kostain hopes his hometown community will listen to the film and go out to the premiere to support all the athletes involved. He called and said that there is no doubt that everyone will get excited about skiing again.
And having him in a movie his hometown is watching has made another dream come true.
“Exactly 10 years ago, I was the exact same grom watching these movies on Whitefish at the O’Shaughnessy Center, but now it’s come full circle and I’m the one on screen. Pretty funny, but that’s exactly what I always wanted.
“If you have kids who are interested in it, shred it up and keep working and pursue this dream,” he added.
The family-friendly show takes place at the Montana Tap House on Friday, October 28th at 7pm. Tickets are sold on the day of the performance.
For more information, please visit https://tour.tetongravity.com.