WZRD Media is a young and hungry, collection of action sports filmmakers who approach filmmaking in a different manner. Instead of the traditional approach of creating adrenaline-fueled ski porn, they take pride in the finding the seemingly impossible stories.
A few weeks ago, snowboarder/filmmaker Zeppelin Zeerip released a new documentary.
But unlike most short videos released by sponsored snowboarders (Zeerip is sponsored by Nitro Snowboards and Zeal Optics), Zeerip’s new film isn’t a compilation of him charging massive backcountry kickers set over a thumping soundtrack.
No, his autobiographical film Fly High, Go Far deals with heavier topics, like alcoholism, loss and mental wellbeing:
Recent storm systems, fueled by an atmospheric river, have steam-rolled across much of the country, producing insane amounts of snow at many resorts. Snow totals have been so high, that some areas have already exceeded their average snow totals for the entire season. This is true for Snowbird, located in Utah, up Little Cottonwood Canyon, who’s received over 211” of snow this year and well over four feet this past week alone.
Fly High, Go Far is the story of Zeppelin Zeerip, a snowboarder, writer, and film maker. The film is an honest portrayal of the hardships Zeppelin has endured with the death of his father, breaking his femur, and having his home burn down and his resiliency rise above and make the most of life through snowboarding and beyond.
Zeppelin Zeerip sounds like the name of a comic book character or a hero in a Disney movie. However, this young Michigander has been quietly making a name for himself in the snowboard world in the last couple of years. From the summer parks of Windells to the harsh environment of the Alaskan backcountry, Zeppelin truly charges. We sat down with the wildly named young buck to get his take on what it means to grow up riding in Michigan and to see what the future holds.
Far From Home isn’t just about snowboarding. Or just about Brolin Mawejje. The documentary is about a team as well as communities from Uganda to Utah coming together.
Zeppelin Zeerip : Mount Hood to Argentina
Zeppelin Zeerip had a solid summer filled with a smattering of boardin’ at Mount Hood and in Argentina with SASS Global Travel. He just dropped this tasty edit of his antics that span from the Pacific Northwest, to deep down south. We reached out to double Z for the scoop on his summer, his role with DMOS, and just how explosive things got in Argentina.
Young Zep Zeerip Pursues His Passion for the Sport While Pondering Plato
CRESTED BUTTE, Colo. -- Like several of his classmates, Zeppelin Zeerip, a lanky, soft-spoken 14-year-old, sports a stocking cap, sagging jeans and a broken bone. He fractured his collarbone when he fell in practice, and before that he broke his arm.