Last week, on December 6th, 2021, The Clubhouse in Salt Lake City was once again the scene for a nice little snowboard party. At this point of our season, it feels like we have a video premiere here every week, and in no way is that depressing. This week, though, was not only the new Sims video "Quasimodo", but also Tom Sims' birthday. Rest in Peace, Tom. The crew honored him by putting on one hell of a show. It started off with a few casual beverages, free pizza from Spedellis and birthday cupcakes. Shortly after, Keegan Valaika and his band got it revved up until the video was ready.
In the last few years, the Sims team has been collecting some of the most raw riders in snowboarding, making this project quickly become one of the most anticipated videos of the year. After two years of filming, the entire team made it to SLC to show it off. This wasn't your typical video that looks like every other one out of 44 videos (and counting) this year.. We can't describe what it is, it just hits different. Brock Nielson (director of "Brown Cinema", "Bozwreck", and Absinthe Films Lensman Alumni) aka Butters has a real eye for capturing this type of stuff. We won't spoil it for you too much, but let's just say Tom would be proud of this one.
Here's a couple photos to give you a quick glimpse of the premiere. The full length vid will be here on Slush on December 17, make sure you check it out!