(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) - The award-winning producers from Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announce the release of Jeremy Jones’ Higher on iTunes. Currently showing on a worldwide film tour, an official selection of the San Sebastian Film Festival, and a finalist for 'Best Film' at the Banff International Mountain Film Festival, Higher, presented by Subaru, traces the origins and pinnacle achievements of Jeremy Jones, one of the greatest big mountain snowboarders of our time. The film is co-directed by Jones and his brothers, TGR co-founders Todd and Steve Jones.
Ten-time Snowboarder magazine ‘Big Mountain Rider of the Year’ Jeremy Jones revolutionized backcountry snowboarding with Deeper, TGR's 2010 ode to splitboarding and human-powered adventure. TGR's 2012 sequel Further took him to the planet’s most remote mountain ranges and earned him a nod as a 2013 National Geographic ‘Adventurer of the Year’.
His environmental advocacy work with Protect Our Winters won him recognition as one of President Barack Obama’s 2013 ‘Champions of Change’. Now, Jones and the TGR crew are elevating their game and taking their quest to the highest standard for the third and final installment of the Deeper, Further, Higher trilogy from Teton Gravity Research.
“I have set up my life around finding and riding the planet’s best mountains for snowboarding, and Higher represents the pinnacle achievements in my life as a snowboarder,” says Jeremy Jones. “As much as I appreciate all the accolades I have received in snowboarding, these lines mean the most to me. They are my lifetime achievement awards.”
Starring: Jeremy Jones / Ryland Bell / Bryan Iguchi / Luca Pandolfi
On Location: Teton National Park, Wyoming / Alaska Range, Alaska / Himalaya, Nepal / Cape Cod, Massachusetts
“Higher provides a more intimate look at Jeremy’s life and career — from conflicts arising from a life in the mountains dealing with family and the loss of friends — to his most recent achievements climbing and riding the biggest lines of his life,” says Steve Jones. “It’s the most powerful film we’ve produced.”
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.