Mike Douglas (Film Skillet Producer) - Whistler BC Canada
In his 23 year ski career, Mike Douglas, has done it all - World Cup 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 Freeskiiing', 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 ʼBorn To Skiʼ – it wasnʼt 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. ʻThe Freedom Chairʼ is Mikeʼs directorial debut in documentary filmmaking.