Story of PinPin Snowboard and Pinball film producer Trailer Tom
I (Trailer Tom) began PinPin Films with a group of my friends because we knew that the snowboarding tricks and jibs we were doing were innovative, cutting edge, and trend setting, and we wanted to open the eyes and minds of those that were into snowboarding and more specifically snowboard videos, to reveal the possibilities and push the limits of what could be done on a snowboard.
We wanted to watch films about the fascinating major league Pinball scene and simply could not find anything available to feed our hunger. We knew we had to introduce the world what was happening inside this sport, and unveil the amazing ability level and interesting personalities of the top pinball pros.
We also knew that we wanted to present this footage we spent years capturing, in an artistic way that had never been done before.
We assembled a team of talented professionals that had some amazing passions in common. We all loved riding our snowboards in the fresh powder of Colorado’s pristine mountains, we loved playing pinball to get the high score. We enjoyed creative film editing. We loved traveling to the biggest pinball tournaments in the land and interviewing the best players. We loved exploring the endless backcountry on our snowmobiles to find powder stashes and good places to build colossal jumps, and we LOVED taking our video camera with us on our adventures.
In the other PinPin videos you will see me and the industry’s finest. Snowboarders like Brent Meyer, Chad Otterstrom, Steve Fisher, J.J. Thomas, Jeff Meyer, Ryan Knapton, Nate Dogggg, and Mark Nenninger. Pinball legends like Keith Elwin, Donavan Stepp, Bowen Kerins, Neil Shatz, RICK STETTA and Koi Morris. WOMEN snowboarders like Isabelle Lalive, Jacqui Berg, Robyn Borneman these girls rip! Top FEMALE pinball pro’s like Jasmijn De Jong, Molly Atkinson (pinball molly) and Penni Epstein… I definitely wouldn’t have been able to create videos like this one without them.
This group of me, and my close friends, got together and decided we would capture, on video, the most spectacular and memorable times in snowboarding and pinball possible and then share it all in the form of films. What started off as fun videography, turned into an amazing boarding and pinball film series.