Shane McConkey is revered as a pioneer of freeskiing and ski-BASE jumping, and through his talent and ability to use his trademark irreverent humor, he inspired countless lives.
No one knew Shane better than his wife, Sherry. She's one of the executive producers of this documentary and runs the nonprofit McConkey Foundation.
“Reliving my years with Shane brought about a profound mix of emotions,” she comments. “But I wanted people to see beyond the crazy skiing star and understand what truly made Shane so special. He was a complex, very bright, extremely loving man devoted to his family and friends. His enthusiasm for the possibilities that each day holds touched everyone who knew him. We thought it was important to share that inspiration.”
McConkey is a feature-length documentary, examining the legacy one athlete left to the progression of his sports, and the path he paved to conquer his dreams.
Through interviews with friends, family, and other action sports legends, the film celebrates Shane and the way he lived. Proceeds from the film will go to a trust set up for the McConkey family.