Special Ops meets Extreme Sports in new doc Drop Zone: Everest
Honoring the legacy of the fallen and raising money for a veteran's charity, a retired U.S. Navy SEAL leads the team skydiving over the Himalayas; Premiers Monday, January 9th on FITE
Austin, Texas, Jan. 4, 2023:--Drop Zone: Everest, the first documentary from Legacy Studios, the newly established production arm of veteran-owned extreme expedition firm Legacy Expeditions, follows retired U.S. Navy SEAL Mike Sarraille and a team of former special operators as they skydive into Mt. Everest in honor of the brave men and women who lost their lives during Extortion 17. Set against the breathtaking backdrop of the Himalayas, Drop Zone: Everest highlights the challenges of jumping into the world's highest drop zone, such as sub-zero temperatures, unpredictable winds, and a lack of oxygen. The documentary premieres as a free stream on FITE at 8PM ET on Monday, January 9th.
Dan Myrick, famed director of The Blair Witch Project, and movie producer Kristian Krempel have joined Legacy Studios and the documentary was captured by award-winning filmmaker Elia Saikaly.
"Everyone experiences peaks and valleys in life, but it's the journey that builds character and gives us purpose," says Sarraille. "I'm humbled by the opportunity to help the children of Extortion 17, the largest loss of American life in Afghanistan," he adds.
"The switch to documentary production is exciting because these films share inspiring, life-changing journeys. Drop Zone: Everest gives us a fresh view of Everest and reframes public perception of special operators," shares Myrick.
The expedition was led by Fred Williams, President of Complete Parachute Systems, and Dawa Steven Sherpa, CEO of Asian Trekking. Sponsors include Folds of Honor, Special Operations Warrior Foundation, Frog Fuel, Tecovas, Boost Oxygen, Black Rifle Coffee Company, Ventus Respiratory, Peter MD, Men's Journal, and Talent War Group.
"At FITE, it's all about adrenaline and watching athletes of all kinds performing at absolute peak levels," said Michael Weber, COO of FITE. "But we also give some of the most outstanding human beings on the planet a place to showcase their passions. With Drop Zone: Everest, we're getting to present special operations heroes pushing the envelope of Extreme Sports--and support the families of the brothers and sisters they lost in actual combat at the same time. We couldn't be prouder to work with Legacy Expeditions' production team at Legacy Studios."
Drop Zone: Everest premieres as the Legacy Expedition's team launches their 2023 global expedition, Triple7, where eleven former special operators will attempt to break a world record by conducting seven skydives on seven continents in seven days to help fund 1,400 scholarships for families of fallen and disabled service members, as well as first responders through Folds of Honor.
About Legacy StudiosLegacy Studios showcases stories that highlight human resilience and personal growth, such as Drop Zone: Everest. Legacy Expeditions is an adventure capital firm founded to bring adrenaline-filled expeditions to life while honoring the memories and legacies of America's fallen and Allied Troops lost during the Global War on Terrorism. To learn about previous and future expeditions visit legacyexpeditions.net.
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