Scotty and Andy's story takes the press by storm - SkEye Studios

The SkEye Studios feed on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. wasn’t the only place to follow the story. You may have been able to pick-up on the Scotty Smiley and Andy Cooper on other social media sites and news sources from across the entire country. The story began to go viral even before they fired the cannon to start the swim. Many people took to Twitter to share their feelings of inspiration as Scotty and Andy embarked on their daunting quest.

Video on Social Media also began to take the internet by storm. Natalie Kiefer shot this video on her iPhone 5S as Scotty and Andy were crossing the finish line. She quickly posted it to the SkEye Studios Facebook page ( It’s only :49 seconds long, and it’s reached over 12,000 people on Facebook.

AAAANNNNDDDD…. They are done!! Congratulations Scotty Smiley and Andy Cooper. You are an IRONMAN! #IMCDA #ScottySmiley

Posted by Skeye Studios on Sunday, June 28, 2015

In the following days after the race, news of Scotty and Andy’s accomplishment has reached national news sources. We’ve been in discussions with larger news outlets including PEOPLE, Fox News, and Yahoo. The story has also been covered by CBS National News. On the national scale, PEOPLE Magazine was the first to reach out to SkEye Studios about incorporating our video footage into their article. You can find the article by following the link here:

Instead of merely throwing together a bunch of b-roll, we decided to take it a step further. Our editing team created this 2 minute trailer to accompany the article.

News of Scotty and Andy’s accomplishments in the Coeur d’Alene Ironman are to sure to draw even more media attention in the coming weeks, as well as in the coming months leading up to the release of the documentary on Veterans Day, November 11th.