Sweetgrass Productions Wins National Emmy

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Sweetgrass Productions was awarded their first Emmy® at the 38 Annual Sports Emmy Awards held May 9 in New York City. Sweetgrass Productions was recognized for for Outside TV’s original mini-series Image Quest.


In the episode produced by Sweetgrass Productions viewers go behind the scenes with the crew as they set out to redefine the action sports genre; A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over 3 tedious production cycles. The film crew and world renowned ski, mountain bike and surf athletes traveled the world to capture action sports in remote locations including Dubai, the Maldives, Alaska, British Columbia, Utah and Oregon. Thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of Action Sports, the project features arrestingly beautiful landscapes, world class riding, and outstanding cinematography.

“We went to New York for the free drinks and walked away with an Emmy! I guess we can mark that one off the life bucket list…”

-- Owner/Cinematographer for Sweetgrass Productions

Production Credits:

Director: Mike Brown. Cinematography: Nick Waggoner, Jason Mannings, Nick Wolcott (Drone Pilot), Zac Ramras (Aerial Operator), Mike Brown. Gaffer: Mark Stuen. Key Grip/Cable Cam: Kyle Metzger. AC: Max Santeusanio. Editor: Kipp Schorr. Sound Design/Mix: Avery Sandack

About Sweetgrass Productions:

Sweetgrass Productions LLC is a Utah-Based film company rooted in backcountry and mountain culture. Shooting in locations across the globe over the past ten years, we’ve dedicated ourselves to pushing the edge of storytelling and cinematography through an array of award winning feature and short format films. For more information or to see sample work visit: http://www.sweetgrass-productions.com.

More Information:

For more information or to schedule an interview with the filmmakers, contact Dana Richardson, danahrichardson@icloud.com.