Aptly named “Under the Influence,” for its daredevil antics and undeniably beautiful scenery, Teton Gravity Research’s latest film will premiere Friday at 8 p.m. at John Ascuaga’s Nugget.
The annual film premiere event takes place in nearly 150 locations across the United States, Japan and Europe, and it’s just in time for an expected snowy weekend here in the Truckee Meadows.
Headed by popular, self-acclaimed sports enthusiasts Corey Gavitt, Dirk Collins, and Todd and Steve Jones, TGR has been pleasing adventure enthusiasts since 1996, garnering some of the top names in professional extreme sports.
And 18 internationally acclaimed and award-winning films later, TGR has joined the company of recognizable filmmakers Warren Miller and Autumn Line in splashing extreme sports onto the big screen.
TGR has also produced numerous TV series, showcased on NBC, Fuel TV and Showtime, as well as several commercial spots for Engergizer and Gatorade, to name a few.
And now, with “Under the Influence,” which is said to celebrate one of the best winter seasons yet, viewers can expect to see some of the upcoming greats — Jeremy Jones, Dash Longe and Victoria Jealouse — shredding the slopes and defying the fear of heights.
Featuring remote locations in Alaska, Romania, Switzerland and the North Cascades, the Jackson Hole-based crew’s movie will no doubt impress impress audiences with helicopter-drop skiing and snowboarding and narrow spine drop-offs that are sure to take away a breath or two.
Audiences can expect some backside 360s, McTwists 540s, plenty of big air grabs and lots of freestyle, pure down-mountain skiing. An added bonus is stunning cinematography from the riders themselves, as they strap on extra cameras to get some point-of-view footage.
Supplemental interviews and biographies in between jump montages help bring these crazy men and women to life, showing who really is behind all the goggles and gear.
In addition to the viewing of the film, lift tickets and season passes to local resorts will be raffled off at the event
Premiere starts at 8 p.m. at tickets cost $10.