Jackson, Wyo. (Nov 6, 2015) Following on the heels of two acclaimed segment releases—The One-Shot, featuring Brandon Semenuk, and the Whistler Dirt Blizzard—partners Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Anthill Films will host an online premiere event and screening of the new, feature-length mountain bike film, "UnReal". Beginning November 6 at 12:01 a.m. PST, the premiere will be available for a 24-hour span, streamed on Tetongravity.com, Pinkbike.com and Trekbikes.com.
Described as the new benchmark of outdoor filmmaking, "UnReal" showcases a progressive combination of athletic ability, creativity and awe-inspiring cinematography. To film a portion of the movie's footage, TGR provided its deep production experience and a $750,000 gimbal-stabilized camera system, known as the GSS 520. Because of TGR's skiing-oriented background, pairing this system with Anthill's experience in mountain bike film production and working with cyclists forged a partnership where creativity could flourish and be captured perfectly.
"Despite our decades of producing action sports films, we have no history in creating mountain bike projects as in-depth as UnReal," says co-founder of TGR, Steve Jones. "Working with a group like Anthill, who is known for leading the charge in mountain bike films, provided such a unique opportunity for all involved – not only in terms of creative thinking, but in our collective ability to fully develop every story and to properly execute each piece of production."
The online event brings the film to a broader world audience and will include a Trek Remedy 9.8 mountain bike giveaway. "UnReal" is available for purchase on DVD, Blu-Ray and digital download through online retailers Tetongravity.com, Amazon.com, Backcountry.com, Pinkbike.com, iTunes and Google Play.
"UnReal" was co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films, and was written, directed, and edited by Anthill Films. Art direction and additional writing were provided by Good Fortune Collective. The film is presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film comes from Bike Magazine, Evoc, Knolly, Pinkbike.com, Rocky Mountain, Western Digital, and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
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 39 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
Anthill Films is a group of award-winning action sport storytellers who are constantly pushing visual, technical, and creative boundaries. More than anything, Anthill Films aims to create work that inspires a way of life. Born out of mountain biking, but influenced by all action sports, Anthill Films lives to play in British Columbia’s mountains, oceans, and rivers. This lifestyle makes them who they are and shapes what they do. For more information on Anthill Films, visit AnthillFilms.com.
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