Lupe Hagearty has had a hill to climb to reach where he is today as a freestyle skier. At the age of five, his mom passed away. Throughout his childhood, his father struggled with addiction, leading him and his sister to barely get by. His only escape was when his extended family would take him skiing. Over the years, he filmed alongside Tanner Hall and Tom Wallisch and competed in the X Games Real Ski in 2021. Despite these successes, he still faces financial hurdles.
A new documentary from Pangea Creative will document his life story. Called Lupe, the film covers his skiing career, along with a Christmas trip back to Connecticut to confront the trauma from his past. The documentary will also discuss the challenges he now faces as a pro skier.
The film’s premiere will be at the High Five Festival in France and will be hosting a film tour across North America, which will include stops in West Hartford and Salt Lake City. It will be available to watch on the X Games YouTube page in mid-December. The trailer is down below.
Film Description: Lupe Hagearty (@lupe860) is a household name in the professional freeski world. Arriving on the scene 10 years ago, Lupe has climbed his way to the top through hard work and dedication to the sport. When he returns home to his roots in West Hartford, CT, he reflects on his difficult upbringing and how he found comfort in skiing during those tough times. What was once an escape has now become the driving force in his life and he hopes to inspire others to chase their dreams by sharing his story. Don’t miss this intimate, honest, and inspiring documentary from @pangeacreatives. Tour dates coming soon. Available for free on @xgames YouTube in December.
A PANGEA Production
- Presented By: Hilx Roxa Deviation
- Works Supported By: OMFG D-Structure Leathers
- Written & Produced By: Lupe Hagearty Ethan Herman
- Executive Producer: Noah Schneider
- Directed & Edited By: Ethan Herman
- Cinematography: Owen Dahlberg Ethan Herman
- Starring: Lupe Hagearty
- Featuring: Tom Wallisch Tanner Hall Saleh Triplets Alex Hall
- Additional Cinematography: Zach Lefter Chris DeJohn Jeff Kohnstamm Scott Klumb
- Archive Footage: X Games Subscribe: / @pangeacreatives
Image/Video Credits: Pangea Creatives