Mike Douglas - Director/Producer/Editor
In his 23 year ski career, Mike Douglas, has done it all – World Cup mogul competitor, coach, film star, TV commentator, innovator, adventurer, event director, writer, film producer and more. Most notably, he is credited with the design of the modern twin–tip ski – an innovation that changed the sport. Known as the 'Godfather of Freeskiing', Mike is constantly pushing forward and challenging the boundaries of skiing and the media that surrounds it.
Though he has dabbled in filmmaking since his first high school project – a short 8mm film called “Born To Ski”– it wasn't until 2006 that he started to take his production work seriously. At that time he founded Switchback Entertainment and began production on the web-series, Salomon Freeski TV. Since then he has worked on more than 100 productions and has won several filmmaking awards. Mike's passion lies in directing and the creative process of filmmaking.
Anthony Bonello - Producer/Editor
Anthony brings a honed style of storytelling that transports viewers beyond geography to convey the feel of a place and it’s people. The founder of b4apres Media, he independently directed and produced the documentaries AZADI:Freedom and STAND which have both won numerous awards internationally while screening in over 30 countries. Anthony has worked with Switchback for a number of years and joins the team exclusively for their first feature documentary. Anthony is also a published freelance writer and photographer.
Blair Richmond - VFX & Motion Design Supervisor
Blair Richmond started his career in film working as a videographer in the Sea to Sky area. After working on various projects with Theory-3 Media, High North Ski Camps, Resort TV and others, he moved into the world of Visual Effects. As a compositor and project coordinator, he focused his talents on feature films, Television and Video Games. His credits include the TV show:Lost; the films: RED, Oscar-Nominated Invictus, Killers, Apollo 18, Underworld: Awakening; the video games: Mass Effect 2 & 3; and the award-winning web-series: H+: The Digital Series. Since joining Switchback Entertainment Blair has brought his unique skills and approach to such projects as The Burn, Super Pillows, Tempting Fear, The Architect, Ghost Town, and many more. Contributing to the look and design of the Whistler Blackcomb Wonder Reels and Salomon Freeski TV web-series Blair has helped Switchback produce high quality content from conception to final output.
Jeff Thomas - Producer
Jeff Thomas was born and raised in the coastal mountains of British Columbia, Canada. After graduating from film school he has spent the last 10 years focused on action sports & commercial film making. Whether it was producing films under his company - Theory-3 Media, co-directing/editing multiple award winning Poor Boyz Production films, or producing award winning short films such as “The Freedom Chair”, “Tempting Fear” and “The Burn” with Switchback Entertainment and Salomon Freeski TV, Jeff's creative drive for outdoor films will always remain his ultimate passion.