Jackson Hole, WY (August 17th, 2009)—Teton Gravity Research is proud to announce a distribution partnership with the documentary film Swift.Silent.Deep. The true story of the Jackson Hole Airforce. This award winning film is a must see documentary profiling one of skiing’s most notorious tribes. “This is the Dog Town and Z Boys of Skiing,” says TGR’s Todd Jones. Steve Casimiro of National Geographic Adventure also commented, “The story of the Jackson Hole Air Force is one of the best stories in skiing.”
Swift.Silent.Deep. is the first true historical documentation of hardcore ski bum culture in North America. Telling the story of a secretive, underground crew who called themselves the Jackson Hole Air Force, the salad days of Benny Wilson, Howard Hendersen, and their band of civil disobedients in the unknown realm of “Out-of Bounds” at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort. The influence of the JH Air Force has reached far beyond Jackson; JHAF members won the first three World Extreme Skiing Championships and are directly responsible for pioneering the big mountain skiing in the world’s most incredible playground –Alaska, bringing about the fat ski revolution and changing the face of skiing forever. This exploration into the roots of the modern American ski bum can only be described as “Hell’s Angels on Skis” and features many familiar faces in the action sports world like Warren Miller, Scot Schmidt and the late Doug Coombs. By combining core credibility with mainstream appeal, SWIFT.SILENT.DEEP. goes far beyond the typical action sports formula, creating a documentary that satisfies intellectual curiosity while delivering action packed footage.
Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest growing brands in the action sports industry. Founded in 1996, TGR has produced 18 award winning feature length films, numerous television series for Showtime, NBC, Fox Sports, and Fuel TV, and is known for its cutting edge media and lifestyles clothing line. TGR films showcase the world’s top snowboard, ski and surf athletes including Jeremy Jones, Ian Walsh, Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, and Seth Morrison. TGR is a proud member of 1 Percent for the Planet and strongly believes in protecting the environment in which the team works and plays. TetonGravity.com has become one of the leading online destinations and communities in the action sports industry delivering over 5 million pages views a month.