Teton Gravity Research Announces New Grateful Dead-Themed Action Sports Film

first_imgTeton Gravity Research and Grateful Dead HQ announced a new action sports film, Fire On The Mountain, which will be available to stream worldwide on December 13th.Directed by Chris Benchetler and Tyler Hamlet, the short film is narrated by Hall of Fame basketball player and Grateful Dead fanatic, Bill Walton, with music supervision by Grateful Dead archivist, David Lemieux. Fire On The Mountain‘s lineup of athletes includes snowboarders Jeremy Jones, Danny Davis, and Kimmy Fasani, surfing icon Rob Machado, and skiers Michelle Parker and Chris Benchetler.Related: Bill Walton And Mickey Hart Gave Luke Walton Advice On Coaching LeBron James From A Dead & Co ShowThe film’s description via a press release reads, “Just as the Grateful Dead did not fit their music into an established category, this short film finds a cast of some of the world’s best athletes on an improvisational journey of skiing, snowboarding, surfing and music, complete with a soundtrack comprised of only Grateful Dead music.”Walton also shared his thoughts on the film. He explained,This project is one of the coolest things that I have ever been involved with, and it validates my criteria for why I do things—people, passion, and purpose. I live on the edge, and beyond. ‘Fire On The Mountain’ takes this notion to incalculable heights and spectacular places.Rhino President Mark Pinkus, who also oversees Grateful Dead Properties, added,Grateful Dead and action sports have always been kindred spirits, both celebrating life and the beauty of experimental improvisation. After years of hearing many action sports athletes cite the Dead as their soundtrack of choice, it’s exhilarating to see these worlds come to life together on screen in ‘Fire On The Mountain’. Add in Bill Walton’s iconic voice on commentary and you have a one-of-a-kind experience, not unlike going to a Grateful Dead live show.Watch the Fire On The Mountain trailer below:Fire On The Mountain [Trailer][Video: Teton Gravity Research]See below for a list of screening dates and the film’s tracklist. Head here for more information on Fire On The Mountain.Fire On The Mountain Screening Dates:November 4th: New York, NY – World of McIntoshPrivate screening event presented by GQ Magazine and featuring original art installation from artists Todd DiCurcio and Chris BenchetlerNovember 8th: New Smyrna Beach, FLFlorida Surf Film festival – Short film competitionOpen to public and ticketed eventNovember 12th: New York, NYThe Gramercy TheatreScreening with Teton Gravity Research film RoadlessOpen to public and ticketed eventNovember 19th – Solana Beach, CA – Belly Up TavernOpen to public and ticketed event for Rob Machado Foundation benefit concert featuring a musical performance from Bill Walton and the Electric Waste BandNovember 21st – Santa Monica Pier, CATeton Gravity Research Presents Winterland Film night – Open to public and freeNovember 22nd: San Diego, CAWonderfront Music Festival – Open to public and ticketedDecember 12th: Jackson Hole, WYLive Stream Screening of film and Q&A on TGR YouTubeDecember 14th: Mammoth Lakes, CAMountain Nights of LightsView Screening DatesFire On The Mountain Tracklist“Brown Eyed Woman” (Live) – From Europe ‘72“The Other One” (Live) – From Europe ’72 Vol. 2“New Speedway Boogie” – From Workingman’s Dead“Dark Star” – From Steppin’ Out With The Grateful Dead: England ‘72“Playing In The Band” (Live) – From Europe ’72 Vol. 2“Fire On The Mountain” (Live) – From Cornell 5/8/77“Ripple” – From American BeautyView Tracklistlast_img