(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) - Production companies Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Anthill Films officially announce unReal, the feature-length mountain bike film being produced for a summer 2015 release, with the release of a sneak peek into the early production.
The film is being created as a joint production between TGR and Anthill. Together, the unprecedented creative union brings the best production technology to a project fueled by the imaginations of some of the best mountain bikers in the world.
There’s a place with no laundry. No commutes or speeding tickets. No Q4 projections given by people wearing pleats. No stepping in dog shit. And no burnt coffee. When the wheels are turning, you’re transported into a place beyond the real world. Join Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films for a quick glimpse into the unReal. A place where mountain bikers shred glaciers, 1,000-pound mammals are riding partners, and anything is possible.
Starring: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Tom van Steenbergen, Steve Smith, Graham Agassiz, Brook MacDonald, James Doerfling, Matt Hunter, Thomas Vanderham, and friends
“Our goal with unReal is to do a few things that haven’t been done before through exploration of the minds of the film’s athletes, and ultimately inspire people to escape from reality by going outside and riding their bike,” says Darcy Wittenburg of Anthill Films.
“This collaboration with Anthill is an opportunity for us to bring our collective experience to a project that enables each of us to accomplish things, creatively and athletically, which we wouldn’t be able to on our own,” adds Steve Jones, TGR co-founder.
"It’s so exciting to finally be shooting this film,” says featured athlete Cam McCaul. “The concept was born over a year ago and it’s been really hard to keep it a secret. With the ambitious nature of this concept, it feels awesome to now have a couple huge shoots under our belts. From the looks of things so far, we’re gonna be able to live up to the title! Can’t wait to show the world what we’ve been up to next June.”
unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films. Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park and PinkBike.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 32 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, one of the leading online destinations and communities in action sports.
About Anthill Films
Anthill Films is an award-winning group of action sport storytellers based in the mountains of Squamish, B.C. Anthill is owned and operated collectively by Colin Jones, Darcy Wittenburg, Darren McCullough and Ian Dunn. For more information on Anthill Films, visit AnthillFilms.com.