1. Media house Teton Gravity Research (TGR) announces the release of the trailer for Paradise Waits, the feature-length ski and snowboard film slated for a September 2015 release.

    For those who anticipate winter’s arrival with frothing mouths and the dreams of what may come, this past year came with an unfamiliar set of struggles as perfect moments became more and more elusive. But for the TGR team, this only hardened their pursuit of winter’s rewards. Through the highs and lows of a curious season, they come to find that the moments found on the other side of adversity are the greatest moments of all. As the days turn into weeks and the weeks roll into months, it’s the moments when everything seems to come together in perfect harmony that resonate the loudest.

    Paradise Waits chronicles the entire season of a group of characters who are some of the best skiers and snowboarders in the world. Each athlete is mic’d up throughout the film, capturing their personalities from the weird, lighthearted and funny moments, to the action-filled when conditions line up in paradise. Travel the narrow streets and alleys of Boston, where a record 110 inches of snow transformed Beantown into a blank white canvas. Experience a stormy Alaska, as a weeklong storm drops ten feet of fresh snow. Discover Paradise on the far away peaks of Greece, Kosovo, Japan and beyond. Paradise Waits is true documentation of the season as a whole, a ski and snowboard film that you can truly follow.

    From the award-winning filmmaking crew that brought you 2014’s Almost Ablaze comes the story of one weird winter and the people who celebrate it… Paradise Waits, a ski and snowboard film.

    Starring: Sage Cattabriga-Alosa / Ian McIntosh / Tim Durtschi / Angel Collinson / Nick McNutt / Dana Flahr / Dane Tudor / Dash Longe / Dylan Hood / Colter Hinchliffe / Todd Ligare / Griffin Post / Johnny Collinson / Mark Carter / Bryan Iguchi / Cam Riley / Clayton Vila / Forrest Shearer / Sammy Luebke / Sammy Carlson

    Filmed on Location in: Jackson Hole, Wyo. / Revelstoke Mountain Resort, B.C. / Boston, Mass. / Golden, B.C. / Sharr Mountains and Restelica, Kosovo / Greece / Kiroro, Japan / Black Ops Valdez / Neacola Range, Alaska

    Paradise Waits will premiere September 11, 2015 in Jackson Hole, Wyo. followed by a worldwide film tour and releases digitally and on DVD/Blu-ray.

    #ParadiseWaits

    About Teton Gravity Research:
    Since 1996, Teton Gravity Research 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 and adventure. 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, Surfrider Foundation, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.

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  2. 'VALHALLA' IS SKI MOVIE OF THE YEAR! - Powder Video Awards

    BUY VALHALLA ON iTUNES: georiot.co/1ZKv
    Purchase the DVD and Blu Ray today at: sweetgrass-productions.com/shop/
    Watch Trailer 2: vimeo.com/72229621
    See VALHALLA ON TOUR: sweetgrass-productions.com/tour/

    Patagonia Presents
    in association with Dynafit, Powder Magazine, and Whitewater Resort
    an excerpt from Sweetgrass Productions' VALHALLA

    From iconic shots of bare-assed chairlift riding to cliff airs wearing nothing more than socks and a smile, Valhalla’s naked ski segment is already sparking laughter through dark cinemas across the world, with skiers and non-skiers alike. For the full feature length film, head here: georiot.co/1ZKv

    Starring Cody Barnhill, Sierra Quitiquit, Alex Monot, Pep Fujas, Zack Giffin, Eric Hjorleifson, Molly Baker, and Kazushi Yamauchi

    Beyond action sports-- with Valhalla's totally unique style and structure, we've recognized an opportunity to put a daring new spin on the ski film, exploding the boundaries of the genre, opening the eyes and melting the hearts of any story-loving soul. With hard-hitting ski and snowboard action complimenting a more narrative-driven approach than our past films, or perhaps any other ski movie before it, we follow one man's escape into the Northern woods, and his wild journey towards satisfaction, understanding, and love in some of the deepest snows on earth.

    Weaving story and character with award-winning, face-melting backcountry ski and snowboard cinematography; Valhalla is a vivid explosion of color, character, snow, and nostalgic soul.

    Supported by: Patagonia, Dynafit, Clif Bar, Outdoor Research, Backcountry.com, Blizzard/Tecnica, Powder Magazine, Zeal, Osprey, Venture Snowboards, Flylow, Gentemstick, Kootenay Mountain Culture Magazine, Outside TV, and Whitewater Ski Resort.

    Locations: Whitewater, BC; Rogers Pass, BC; Revelstoke, BC; Golden Alpine Holidays-- Sentry, Meadow, and Sunrise Lodges, BC; Valhalla Range, BC; Haines, AK; Glacier Bay, AK; Juneau, AK; Eaglecrest, AK; Tordrillo Mountains, AK.

    Athletes: Eric Hjorleifson - Cody Barnhill - Carston Oliver - Zack Giffin - Pep Fujas - Kye Petersen -Johan Olofsson - Adraon Buck - Ryland Bell - Josh Dirksen - Aidan Sheahan - Molly Baker - Forrest Shearer - Taro Tamai - Stephan Drake - Eliel Hindert - Will Cardamone - Jaime Laidlaw - Trevor Hunt - Donny Roth - Jesse Hoffman - Austin Ross - Nick McNutt - Paul Kimbrough - Thayne Rich - Kazushi Yamauchi - Keely Kelleher - Ralph Backstrom - Piers Solomon -Johan Jonsson - Alex Yoder

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  3. See the Behind the Scenes Here: vimeo.com/144525818
    Presented by Philips Ambilight TV
    In Association with Specialized and TomTom Bandit ActionCam
    Supported by Freefly Systems (MOVI), Bike Magazine, and CLIF Bar

    The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.
    A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over three intense weeks. With a scrappy and determined crew of 27, thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of mountain biking, Darklight features arrestingly beautiful landscapes and world class riding.
    An evolution of its predecessors, Darklight continues to push the creative bounds of action sports cinema.

    Director - Mike Brown
    Executive Producer - Zac Ramras
    Assistant Director - Matt O'Connor
    Production Manager - Rachel Franks
    Producers - Matt O'Connor, Zac Ramras, and Rachel Franks
    Associate Producer - Sterling Lorence, Max Santeusanio
    Cinematography - Mike Brown, Jason Mannings, Zac Ramras, and Leo Zuckerman
    Editor - Mike Brown
    Gaffer - Mark Stuen
    Key Grip - Kyle Metzger
    Electrics - Brant Beland, Scotty Frazer, Brandon Wilson
    Mountain Techs - Carston Oliver, Shane Treat, Jordan Seldin
    Lead Trailer Builders - Luke Beers and Ron Penney
    First AC - Max Santeusanio
    Still Photography - Sterling Lorence
    Drone Pilot - Nick Wolcott
    Aerial Cinematography - Zac Ramras, Nick Wolcott, and Chris Jordan
    DIT - Bobby Gressel
    Caterer - Sierra Gourmet Backcountry Catering
    EMT- Blake Doss, Shelly Shugart, Polk County Fire Dept.
    BTS Unit - Jason Mannings
    Production Assistants - Trevor Akimoto, Logan Bonwell, Ben Shumlin
    Post Supervisor - Joel Bringmark
    Sound Design - Jeff Yellen
    Color - Erik Lindahl
    Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren
    Account Director - Ulf Ahlstrand
    Creative Director - Joakim Wållgren
    Account Manager - Louise Ekman
    Art Director - Johan Schonfeldt
    Agency Producer - Marcus Sundqvist, Colony

    MUSIC
    "Old Statues", "Beat Primal", and "Desert"
    Written and Performed by Other Lives

    “A Baru In New York”
    Written by Gurrumul Yunupingu, Andrew Stanley*& Matthew Handley*
    © Published by SFM Publishing/Sony/ATV Music Publishing Australia P/L & Sweat It Out Pty Ltd*

    "Winds Upon A Tin Roof" and "Coda"
    Written and Performed by William Ryan Fritch

    The DARKLIGHT film was developed in partnership with Philips TV to show the power of Ambilight and how adding light to an already great experience can enhance it even further.
    Learn more about Philips Ambilight TV and the technology: philips.com/ambilight or follow facebook.com/PhilipsTV

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