Snowboard on the Block isn't just about giant snowboard film productions, it's also about the little guys, the up-and-comers, the local crews, the guys with full-time jobs, the guys out there doing it for the love of snowboarding; like FAMdamly Productions. This year Snowboard on the Block will be hosting the premiere of FAMdamly's "Until We All Fall Down," a two year project coming out of Tahoe. We watched the teasers and wanted to learn more about the crew, so we decided to ask their producer a few questions to get the low down.
First off, what’s your name and what film will you be showing at Snowboard on the Block?
My name is Jonn Goggin, and we will be showing FAMdamly's “Until We All Fall Down.”
Where did the name come from?
It started two years ago, we as a crew were caught in Tahoe where it didn't snow too much at all and knew we would be putting in the hardest filming , riding, and traveling we’ve ever done. We knew we had to step our game to bigger features and knew it would take a toll. Between work, travel, money, and time we got out as much as possible, trying our best to stay away from ski areas and stay in the streets and get out in the backcountry. It just seemed to fit, to go until we all fall down.
Where are you from? Is most of the riding from around that area?
I was originally born in Massachusetts, but really grew up snowboarding in Washington State. FAMdamly started in 2008 at Mt.Hood, then moved to Jackson Hole, then to Lake Tahoe gathering our crew of friends. This movie is Lake Tahoe, Jackson Hole, around Wyoming and California. Also parts from Colorado, Utah, Vermont, Massachusetts , New York, and Reno. Plus a Gremlin Games edit and Superpark section.
What’s the Tahoe snowboard scene like?
The Tahoe scene to me, as I have only been around it for the last few years, is core. Friends all around you at all times, with hard workers and partiers. People are always down to put in the work to get things done, in the best of times or the worst. It’s a fun place to be and well, it’s sunny all the time… that’s a bonus.
Tell me about the crew of riders, how did you all get together?
Our crew is diverse, the main riders all have great friends and rippers, which is fun for me as a filmer ‘cause there is always a rider or two down. We have become great friends with the Gremlinz and have meet a lot of great people and riders because of that. I met Rob Love in Hood, he’s been down for years, Mikey Marohn is from Wyoming and moved out to Tahoe with the FAMdamly, Jordan Wells is a Gremlin and now also a FAMdamly rider, we meet him here in Tahoe, Christian Mares is a Tahoe loc , Jeff Sponzo is a Gremlin and also now a FAMdamly rider, we meet him in Tahoe as well, Alex Hereford I know and have filmed and worked park crew with up in Hood and now he resides in Truckee. These being the main riders they have introduced the FAMdamly to many friends as you will see in the film.
Anything or any part we should watch for in particular?
We put a lot of work into this and believe it is all worth a watch for sure, but if I had to pick the Tahoe part at the end is banger fosho.