Clayton Vila directed this nerve-wracking recreation of Colby Stevenson’s 2016 car crash, as well as his stellar comeback and mindset.
‘Nerve’ is a true story about 24-year-old U.S. Freeski Team rider Colby Stevenson from Park City, Utah, overcoming traumatic brain injury and rehabilitation after a near-career ending car crash in 2016. The gifted skier suffered multiple skull fractures in the crash and doctors had little hope for a full recovery, let alone freestyle skiing on a professional level. Over the coming months, Stevenson endured vertigo and memory problems, but showed the will to power through the ordeal. “My whole dream, everything was over. I might not ever be the same again, but I always had hope,” said Stevenson, who prevailed to make X Games history and win two 2020/21 FIS Freeski Crystal Globes, in the new documentary. “Before the crash, I did not see how lucky I was. Once it was all taken away, I started seeing the beauty in the little things. I started to be grateful.” Produced by Monster Energy, “Nerve” was written and directed by professional freeski athlete and filmmaker Clayton Vila.
Hats off sir.