Plus Three Additional Awards for Flying High Again Riders’ Segments
Teton Gravity Research (TGR), the global leader in action and adventure lifestyle media, announced today that its latest snowboard film, Flying High Again, won four awards at the at the iF3 Movie Awards on Saturday night in Whistler, B.C., including Film of the Year in the Pro Snowboarding category.
Flying High Again, TGR’s long-awaited collaboration with pioneering snowboard film director and Standard Films founder Mike Hatchett, also picked up awards for Best Backcountry Segment (John Jackson), and Best Urban Segment (Brandon Davis), and Brandon Davis was named the Standout Male Snowboarder of the Year.
TGR’s filmmaking pedigree — which includes the Emmy-nominated original television series Higher TV and the award-winning film trilogy Deeper, Further, and Higher — is on display throughout Flying High Again, TGR’s ninth feature-length snowboard film. Locations include Idaho’s unspoiled riches, the world-famous backcountry that surrounds Lake Tahoe, deep runs in Utah’s featherlight powder, mind-melting lines in TGR’s Wyoming backyard, and more.
Flying High Again is currently on tour, with complete tour dates available here.
“I’m honored that Flying High Again won Film of the Year, and thank you to Teton Gravity Research for trusting me to direct the film,” Hatchett said in his acceptance speech.
“And thanks to our sponsors, athletes and cinematographers for helping with this project. It takes a team to make these things happen, and I thank everyone for all the hard work.”
TGR also picked up a prestige award during the Pro Skiing portion of the evening when Maggie Voisin was named the Standout Female Skier of the Year for her work in the company’s latest ski film, Legend Has It.
Voisin picked up the award after a standout segment in Legend Has It that featured the Montana native in the backcountry in Alaska, showcasing the skills that have made her a three-time Olympian and seven-time X Games medalist. Legend Has It earned nine total nominations on the night.
“I am so honored to win this award and for my skiing to be recognized amongst all the incredible female talent in the industry today,” Voisin said. “TGR welcomed me with open arms and provided me with some amazing opportunities that allowed me to push my skiing in the backcountry, and gave me the chance to dip my toes into skiing big lines. My experience in the mountains last winter opened my eyes up to what feels like a whole new and exciting chapter in my career, and I can’t wait to get back out again this winter!”
Legend Has It is currently on tour and complete info about the film and accompanying tour can be found here.
The International Freeski Film Festival (iF3) was created in 2007 as a result of a common idea shared by passionate ski industry veterans to create a film festival dedicated to screening freeskiing movies and expanding ski culture to new levels. The festival, which is the biggest gathering of independent movie producers in skiing and snowboarding and draws producers, athletes, and event attendees from more than 20 countries, has been called “the Cannes of the ski world” by ESPN.com.
About Teton Gravity Research
Teton Gravity Research (TGR) is regarded as one of the world's premier outdoor action, adventure, and lifestyle brands. TGR is known for original and branded content, lifestyle apparel and optics, and worldwide events. TGR’s best-in-class storytelling has captivated audiences for 28 years. With 50+ award-winning films, numerous television series, and national commercial spots, TGR delivers a global, multi-channel footprint. Teton Gravity Research is one of the fastest-growing outdoor media and lifestyle brands with a thriving millennial audience, award-winning multimedia film projects, a rapidly growing experiential platform, and unprecedented viral content. TGR is a proud member of the Surfrider Foundation, 1% For The Planet, BICEP, IMBA, and Protect Our Winters. For more information on TGR, visit TetonGravity.com.