A few winters back, professional skier Amie Engerbretson and her dad, photographer Jeff Engerbretson, were showing off their dance moves at the Cowboy Bar in Jackson, Wyoming. Their footwork got fancy as they started throwing inverted dance moves. Within moments, the bouncer promptly kicked them out, saying, “No boots over the brim!” A film concept was born that day. Boots Over Brim follows Amie Engerbretson, a professional skier and classically trained dancer, as she dips in and out of a dreamy western dance scene and skis lines in Wyoming, Nevada and Alaska. Breaking all the rules of a classic ski film, Boots Over Brim pairs two of Amie’s great loves with a soundtrack exclusively set to the electrifying country music of Paul Cauthen.
Skiing is an art. Full of connection, grace, touch and style. To Amie, skiing is a dance.
A Sweetgrass Productions Film
Skiing by: Amie Engerbretson
Supported by: Spyder, K2 Skis, Scott Sports, Tin Cup Whiskey
Directed by: Zeppelin Zeerip
Principle Cinematography by: Michael James Brown
Produced by: Zac Ramras
Edited by: Eliel Hindert
Additional Cinematography by: Bobby Jahrig, Zac Ramras, Zeppelin Zeerip
FPV Drone by: Bryce Prestwich
Music by: Paul Cauthen
Dancing by: Amie Engerbretson, Todd Ligare and Jeff Engerbretson