(Jackson Hole, Wyo.) – June 1, 2015 – Production companies Teton Gravity Research (TGR) and Anthill Films release the trailer for unReal in 4K on YouTube, the first feature mountain bike film inspired by the unprecedented creative union of the two production companies, and the unlimited imaginations of some of the world’s best mountain bikers.
unReal is for those of us who escape. A film that celebrates breaking free from the confines of reality and venturing into a boundless world. This place isn’t remote or hard to find, and yet many never see it. Here, glacial walls transform into mountain bike trails, rain and snow aren't the only elements to fall from the sky and thousand pound mammals become riding partners. Breathtaking visuals conjure feelings of awe and pure joy; feelings that only those of us who venture outside can truly understand. This film is dedicated to you — the dreamers, the rule-breakers, the ones who never grow up, the ones who know the secret — the ones who know the way into the unReal world.
Riders: Brandon Semenuk, Brett Rheeder, Cam McCaul, Graham Agassiz, Steve Smith, Tom van Steenbergen and Thomas Vanderham, with Brook Macdonald, Finn Iles, Ian Morrison, James Doerfling, Matty Miles and friends
“This unique creative union of TGR and Anthill was born out of a shared hunger to do things that have never been done,” says Darcy Wittenburg of Anthill Films. “Every segment in this film has pushed us further than we’ve ever had to go on past films. Every segment had moments that legitimately scared the whole crew!”
“unReal is a collaboration of great filmmakers and athletes that draws upon experiences and ideas beyond the bike world,” says Steve Jones, TGR co-founder. “This created opportunities to challenge the norm with the execution of imaginative concepts.”
unReal will premiere to the world June 18 at the Vogue Theatre in Vancouver, B.C. Tickets to the world premiere and other film tour stops are available here. Releases on iTunes and Blu-ray/DVD will follow.
A #REALvsUNREAL contest will run until June 22 encouraging the creation and sharing of juxtaposed photos or video clips (one from the real world and one from the unReal world) with prizes including a custom unReal-themed Trek Slash, along with product from Shimano, Sony Action, Evoc, Smith and Western Digital.
unReal is co-produced by Teton Gravity Research and Anthill Films. Written, directed and edited by Anthill Films. Art direction and additional writing by Good Fortune Collective. Presented by Sony in association with Shimano and Trek. Additional support for the film is provided by Bike Magazine, Evoc, Knolly, Pinkbike.com, Rocky Mountain, Western Digital, and Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
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.
About Anthill Films
Anthill Films is a group of award-winning action sport storytellers who are constantly pushing visual, technical, and creative boundaries. More than anything, Anthill Films aims to create work that inspires a way of life. Born out of mountain biking, but influenced by all action sports, Anthill Films lives to play in British Columbia’s mountains, oceans, and rivers. This lifestyle makes us who we are and shapes what we do. For more information on Anthill Films, visit AnthillFilms.com.