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Subsistence #1
A mountain biker coming down a forested trail

Following Outside TV to Western Colorado for some rowdy freeride mountain biking.

The subsistence series started with a trip in 2020 to Alex Chay’s current home in Western Colorado. Alex gave long time friend, and fellow Flylow/Fat Tire athlete, Cody Wilkins, and our production team a warm welcome to the area. Alex showed off his favorite local freeride zones (accessed by RZR), his self-built backyard trails, and we spent some down time on the river.
Services Provided
Adventure & Lifestyle Photography
Video Production
“Chuck put in the work on this project. He probably hiked more than double what Cody and I did each given day, never complaining, just crushing. Holler Film made it easy for us all - measure twice, cut once!”
A photo of Alex Chay

In the Wild.

Charles’ images from the Subsistence Projects have been a great investment in terms of promoting the film, but they have also gone on to help build the brands of the supporting sponsors.
Flylow Ad - Mountain Gazette 2023
Flylow Ad - Hobak Sports Window Display - Jackson, WY
Flylow Email Marketing Campaigns
Flylow Website

Watch the film

Produced by Charles Stemen Studio partner Holler Film, Subsistence Episode 1 was released on Outside TV with nearly 100k views.


Subsistence has continued to receive support and funding for more episodes! Be sure to check out Episode 2 & 3 where we head to Western Washington and Wyoming! 

Our work not only contributed to a successful brand-building film for all those involved, but our photography from the production went on to further expand these brands' image libraries. Our release on Outside TV positioned our sponsors in front of a wide range of viewers that has strategically increased their potential market size.
Some mountain bikers looking at  a trail map

Interested in Joining the
Subsistence Project?

Subsistence is an ongoing project with yearly releases. If you run a brand that is interested in joining as a sponsor, and receiving an image library like the one above for commercial use, drop us a line and we can chat.