July 16, 2014 – (Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – Action sports media brand Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of the trailer for Almost Ablaze, the feature-length ski and snowboard film slated for a September 2014 release.
Almost Ablaze is a global odyssey combining state-of-the-art cinematography and the most progressive riding on The Planet. Experience a new level of sensory overload as each athlete is wired for sound, immersing the audience shockingly in the moment. Watch as athletes push the edge to realize a heightened state.
Almost Ablaze highlights stunning locations, next-level riding, and the globetrotting lifestyle of these thrill-seeking athletes. The crew sets up camp deep in the Teton Range hitting 5,000-foot dream lines all on foot. Check out urban riding in the war-torn Winter Olympic venues of Sarajevo. Explore the massive untapped terrain of Sella Nevea, Italy during a record winter where they struggle to keep lifts and chalets from completely disappearing into the snow. Feel the madness as TGR’s full cast of athletes meets in Revelstoke for a mind-blowing session producing some of the most diverse riding in the world. Almost Ablaze takes you beyond the boundaries. Experience a rarely seen state of being and level of excitement where one missed step will result in total chaos.
“The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others - the living - are those who pushed their control as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there.” - Hunter S. Thompson
Athletes: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, Ian McIntosh, Tim Durtschi, Angel Collinson, Dana Flahr, Dane Tudor, Dash Longe, Dylan Hood, Colter Hinchliffe, Todd Ligare, Griffin Post, Johnny Collinson, Mark Carter, Max Hammer, Joss Christensen, Chris Laker, Karl Fostvedt, Nick McNutt
Locations: Jackson Hole, Wyoming | Revelstoke Mountain Resort, British Columbia | Selkirk Tangiers Heliskiing | Sella Nevea, Italy | La Grave, France | Sarajevo, Bosnia | Grand Targhee, Wyoming | Juneau, Alaska
“Our goal with this film was to keep the athletes mic’d at all times, and to capture them in their element,” says Todd Jones, TGR co-founder. “We placed cameras away from them, while still capturing that audio, and we got real, live, core moments that show the the different emotions the athletes go through while pushing themselves in the mountains.”
The world premiere of Almost Ablaze will take place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 in Jackson Hole, Wyo., followed by a world tour and releases on iTunes, DVD and Blu-ray. One hundred percent of world premiere proceeds will be donated to local charities.
Visit TetonGravity.com/tours to buy premiere tickets and view a full list of tour stops.
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.