Big mountain skiing and the story of a boy’s coming of age meet on the ‘The Edge of Never,’ premiering on Friday, February 5, 2010 at 8:00 PM ET/PT on Showtime. ‘The Edge of Never is a documentary featuring appearances by legendary extreme skiers. The Edge of Never is written and directed by William A. Kerig, and produced by Peter Schweitzer.
Kye Petersen faces he challenge of his life when he joins legendary skiers Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Anselme Baud, Stephane “FanFan” Dan, and Kasha Rigby, on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France. Kye Peterson takes on the mountain that took his father’s life. The Edge of Never is a documentary that captures the adventure and danger of extreme skiing.
Trevor Petersen was an icon in the world of extreme skiing. Peterson died in 1996 while skiing in Chamonix, France. At the time that Trevor Peterson died, his son Kye was six years old. Nine years later, with the help and guidance of an exclusive circle of big mountain skiers,15-year-old Kye faces the mountain that took his father’s life.
Kye Petersen is an accomplished skier, must face the challenge on the Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France. Peterson joins extreme skiers Glen Plake, Mike Hattrup, Anselme Baud, Stephane “FanFan” Dan, and Kasha Rigby, on the treacherous mountain that claimed his father’s life nine years earlier.
Filmmaker William A. Kerig documents the journey as extreme skiers Plake, Baud and Dan coach, mentor and guide Kye Petersen in the mental and physical techniques necessary to successfully complete his mission on the mountain.
THE EDGE OF NEVER takes viewers on a wild ride experiencing the awe-inspiring feeling of skiing some of the most dangerous mountains in the world. The film also captures intimate moments of a boy on the eve of the greatest challenge of his life. THE EDGE OF NEVER captures the beauty of the sport while always reminding viewers of the constant and present danger.
Shot in HD, THE EDGE OF NEVER is an exhilarating skiing documentary with breathtaking action footage blended with a touching story of a boy’s rite of passage. The Edge of Never is written and directed by William A. Kerig, and produced by Peter Schweitzer. The film is based on the book “The Edge of Never” by William A Kerig.
THE EDGE OF NEVER is executive produced by Anthony Marlon, Scott Zeller, William A. Kerig and Peter Schweitzer.
Source: Showtime Press release January 21, 2010