Stept Productions’ hard-charging producer, filmer, and skier details the balancing act
By Will Eginton
Cam Riley isn’t a household name in the freeskiing scene, but that may soon change. Two winters ago, Cam spent his time producing and skiing for the Stept Productions film, NetWork, and studying film at CU Boulder. It paid off. Cam’s closing segment in NetWork–comprised entirely of high-consequence handrails–led to a K2 sponsorship and an invitation to shoot handrails with Poor Boyz this past season. Cam took the winter off from school in order to focus on both skiing and filming, so it’s fair to expect big things from this multi-tasker.
POWDER.COM: When did you begin filming and producing Stept movies? Were you one of the original producers?
CAM RILEY: Well, this is the seventh project I’ve been a part of, starting with Blueprints. It was like my sophomore year of high school, so 2003-’04.
How do you and Nick Martini, Stept’s other filmer and editor, split up the duties? Do you handle more of the urban and handrail filming? Well, yeah, I pretty much handle whatever needs to be filmed. The majority of what we film is in the urban environment. In the coming years, we plan to get more involved in the backcountry, and I’ll have a hand in that.