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Kat Dierickx | 10.22.2015

Hood River local, seven-time X Games medalist, and three-time Real Ski Champion Sammy Carlson released the official trailer for his new and highly anticipated film, The Sammy C Project from Teton Gravity Research

I had a chance to get an early look at the trailer for this film at the Portland screening of Paradise Waits at the beginning of the month. As soon as the opening scene of Mount Hood appeared on the screen, the crowd roared with excitement. The hoots and hollers subsided as fast as they started as the audience was captivated and awe-struck by the footage. The trailer came to a close and the crowd jumped to their feet with a standing ovation (just for the trailer!).

The Sammy C Project hopes to inspire beyond the realm of snow sports, encouraging viewers to pursue their dreams with unwavering tenacity. -Teton Gravity Research

On October 11, Sammy Carlson took home his third Real Ski gold and the Fan Favorite award on ABC's World of X Games. The Fan Favorite award is in its third year, and it is meant to select the skier who represents the pinnacle of freeskiing as a sport. This year’s Fan Favorite award was decided on a single round, winner-takes-all format, after fans watched competitor videos and cast votes for their favorite skier.

The much-anticipated Sammy C Project is the culmination of a year and of half of filming with Teton Gravity Research. Also a feature-length film, it showcases some of the most unique cinematography and freeskiing to date. 

I worked hard and everyone put out incredible edits, so I was honestly just grateful and super stoked on it. I was actually really nervous. I’m always nervous to put something out, especially something I worked so hard on, which made it so gratifying to know that people liked it, especially [having earned] the Fan Favorite vote. - Sammy Carlson

The world premiere for “The Sammy C Project” will take place November 20, 2015, in Portland, followed by a worldwide tour, which will be announced shortly. 


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