JACKSON, Wyo. (Oct. 20, 2015) Today, leading media producer and content curator in action sports, Teton Gravity Research, announces the release of a new trailer for the highly anticipated film The Sammy C Project. Sammy Carlson, 8-time X Games medalist and three-peat Real Ski champion, is the authoring athlete for the two-year film.
On October 11, on ABC Sports' “World of X Games”, Sammy Carlson took home his third Real Ski gold and the Fan Favorite award. Its third year running, the award is meant to select the skier who represents the pinnacle of freeskiing as a sport. Different from years past, this year's Fan Favorite award was decided on a single round, winner-takes-all format, after fans watched competitor videos and cast votes for their favorite skier.
Photo 1: Seen here, Carlson made headlines when filming at Copper Peak, UT, the largest ski jump in the Western Hemisphere.
“I worked hard and everyone put out incredible edits, so I was honestly just grateful and super stoked on it. I was actually really nervous. I’m always nervous to put something out, especially something I worked so hard on, which made it so gratifying to know that people liked it, especially [having earned] the Fan Favorite vote.” -Carlson
After tearing his MCL in December of 2014, it was uncertain how Carlson, would finish the ski season. Despite a month off skis, Carlson stepped back into his skis with unmatched passion to push boundaries, finishing the season strong and excited, ready for the next to come. In the film, Carlson challenges viewers to dream beyond the realm of skiing and snow to pursue life with tenacity and passion.
The much-anticipated Sammy C Project is the culmination of a year and of half of filming with TGR. Also a feature-length film, it showcases some of the most unique cinematography and freeskiing to date. "Over the past few years, we've formed a great working relationship. They're working with the best camera equipment in the game. With the GSS rig (a $750,000, gimbal-stabilized camera system) we can do so much more," says Carlson. "We want to get creative and use that a lot throughout the flick."
The world premiere for "The Sammy C Project" will take place November 20 in Portland, followed by a worldwide tour, which will be announced shortly.
The Sammy C Project is supported by: Sony, GSS, Armada, Nike and Oakley and was filmed on location in Revelstoke Mountain Resort, Alaska, British Columbia, Mount Hood, and Utah’s Olympic Park.
Media assets available here.
About The Sammy C Project
Teton Gravity Research and 7-time X Games medalist and three-time Real Ski Champion, Sammy Carlson, introduce The Sammy C Project. The Sammy C Project hopes to inspire beyond the realm of snow sports , encouraging viewers to pursue their dreams with unwavering tenacity. For more information about the film, visit thesammycproject.com.
About Teton Gravity Research
Since 1996, TGR has worked with the top athletes in their respective disciplines to capture, celebrate, and bring to life the passion and enthusiasm associated with action sports. Known for its media and lifestyle products, TGR has significant production experience on all seven continents, including commercial work, branded entertainment, original television programming, and 35 award-winning feature films. TGR is a proud member of 1% For The Planet, BICEP, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.
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Photo 2: Sammy Carlson with his third X-Games Real Ski Gold Medal, and his eighth overall. Oct 2015. Photo: X Games