The trails of the Whistler Bike Park have seen their fair share of screen time over the years, from segments in our past films to your next-door-neighbour's POV edit. So, when it came time to filming the bike park segment for unReal, we knew we had to do something different.
Every so often, an event happens in nature that is so profound, it belies the very foundation of reality. This is the stuff of legends and lore, a rare phenomenon that may only happen once in a lifetime. In order to witness such an event, we must suspend our judgement of what we think we know. We must let go, look to the sky, and believe.
For as long as I can remember, my answer to the following question has always remained consistent. “Where is the one place in the world you want to go but have not yet been?” My reply, “Bali.” The fascination I’ve had with this tiny Indonesian island originally stemmed from its reputation for warm water and surf-able waves, but it wasn’t until recently when I met a Balinese mountain biker in Whistler that I realized there’s another huge reason to go explore Bali.
With only nine days to go until the World Premiere of unReal, things around the Anthill Films and TGR headquarters are getting pretty crazy. The crew is working around the clock to make sure that the final film is... well... unReal!
On June 18th, 2015, the unReal world tour kicks off in Vancouver, BC. Tickets for the tour are ON SALE NOW! To purchase tickets, head on over to www.tetongravity.com/films/unreal/tour. You don't want to miss this!
As a lead up to the Summer 2015 release of unReal, Anthill Films and Teton Gravity Research are giving viewers an exclusive behind the scenes look at the film in their new web series, Mind the Gap. The first episode in the eight part series takes us to Turtle Ranch in Dubois, Wyoming with Trek athletes Brett Rheeder, Tom van Steenbergen, and Cam McCaul.
Did Tom van Steenbergen stomp the biggest front flip in mountain bike history?