“What would happen if two skiers robbed a bank?” That’s the question Benshi Creative’s Caleb Chicoine and Alex D’Agostino asked themselves after spending a summer working as editors for TGR in Jackson Hole. No, there was no intention to go out and commit grand larceny – but when an idea sticks in the heads of two filmmakers, it tends to be worth following up on. That’s where Parkin Costain and Jake Hopfinger come in. The two young and hungry Montana-based shredders teamed up with Benshi to work on a film that captures the essence of skiing in a way many ski films don’t. Focusing on the authentic connections, drive, and dedication to shredding with friends, Benshi’s Dollar Short is a must-watch.
We bounced around a bunch of other ideas…we eventually circled back to this joke idea and just said “Screw it, what would happen if two skiers robbed a bank?” After that summer Alex and I moved back to Bozeman and we started to really pick this idea apart with the whole crew. We just kept playing off of the “what if” idea and let it roll, and eventually we came up with what you see in the film. I couldn’t be more grateful for this crew and all the hard work everyone dedicated to making this happen and for all of our sponsors. I feel like this is still just 5% of the way to where we want to take things as a crew and am psyched to get to work on the next one.