Grateful Dead & Action Sports Merge In ‘Fire On The Mountain’ Film


Teton Gravity Research and Flagship Independent released a new action sports film, Fire On The Mountain, completely soundtracked by the music of the Grateful Dead. Directed by Chris Benchetler and Tyler Hamlet and with music supervision from renowned Dead archivist David Lemieux, the film is narrated by Hall Of Fame basketball player and legendary Deadhead Bill Walton.

“This project is one of the coolest things that I have ever been involved with,” Walton said in a statement. “It validates my criteria for why I do things—people, passion, and purpose. I live on the edge, and beyond. Fire On The Mountain takes this notion to incalculable heights and spectacular places.”

“Grateful Dead and action sports have always been kindred spirits, both celebrating life and the beauty of experimental improvisation,” Rhino President and Grateful Dead Properties’ Mark Pinkus added. “After years of hearing many action sports athletes cite the Dead as their soundtrack of choice, it’s exhilarating to see these worlds come to life together on screen in Fire On The Mountain. Add in Bill Walton’s iconic voice on commentary and you have a one-of-a kind experience, not unlike going to a Grateful Dead live show.”

The film features some of the world’s best skiers, snowboarders and surfers including snowboarding’s Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler. Watch Fire On The Mountain below:

Fire On The Mountain Soundtrack Tracklist:

  1. Brown Eyed Woman (Live) – From Europe ‘72
  2. The Other One (Live) – From Europe ’72 Vol. 2
  3. New Speedway Boogie – From Workingman’s Dead
  4. Dark Star (Edit) – From Steppin’ Out With The Grateful Dead: England ‘72
  5. Playing In The Band (Live) – From Europe ’72 Vol. 2
  6. Fire On The Mountain (Live) – From Cornell 5/8/77
  7. Ripple – From American Beauty