Why - 7MIN
Iceland. A cold, rugged and
forbidding landscape where powerful rivers plunge through bedrock gorges, over
massive waterfalls, toward the sea. Director Hugo Clouzeau and a crew of French
kayakers travel here to ask the question, Why?
Why? Why do we do this?
In the GoPro age, images of extreme feats
flood our social media streams. We watch skiers drop into impossibly steep and
narrow shoots. We follow jumpers in wing suits flying over mountains. We see
climbers, slackliners, mountain bikers and paddlers doing things that appear to
most people insane, but the action seems empty when we don't understand the
motivation behind it. Why we ask.Why do they do this?
WHY, a short film from NRS and We Are Hungry,
goes beyond the spectacle of extreme kayaking in search of an elusive answer.
Bright Cities - Girl Parkour - 2min
This film was created to to
make a girl parkour project that feels as close to a typical parkour video as
possible. In the past, it seemed like all the female parkour videos were really
focusing on that more than a usual 'male' parkour video, which felt a bit like
a gimmick instead of the girls ability standing on its own. Featuring Renae
Dambly and Saskia Neville, wonderfully talented upcoming female athletes, the
film was shot this over four days in Brighton and Cambridge.
Brujas - 7min
"Brujas" is an
urban, free-form, creative and autonomous organization that seeks to build
radical political coalition through youth culture. This group of minority
female skaters express community through skateboarding, art and political
organizing. This NYC collective has created a nationwide following inspiring
change makers, creatives and skaters alike to come together in solidarity to
exercise their freedom of expression. This is Brujas.
Chris Akrigg - As It Lies - 7min
No pre-made trails, just
adapting to whatever nature puts in front of you.
Ice Call - 3min
PVS Company presents ICE
CALL, an extract of BACKYARDS PROJECT, a freeski movie of Sam FAVRET.
Ascend - 6min
As a young adult, Jon Wilson
lost his leg to cancer. During his recovery, Jon‰Ûªs family and friends bought
him a bike. He hopped on it and through the pain he felt a rush that he knew
was both inspirational and essential.
Since that day, mountain biking has played a critical role in helping
Jon sink his teeth back into life. Ascend is a six-minute short that attempts
to articulate how a passion feeds, nurtures, and elevates one‰Ûªs physical and
spiritual ceiling. Simon Perkins, the
film‰Ûªs director, wanted to give others a glimpse of why he feels lucky to
call Jon a friend. ‰ÛÏJon does three important things for me in my life: he inspires
me; he gives me perspective; and he repeatedly puts me in my place, especially
on single track.
ISAMU: A Short Skate Film - 7min
Filmmaker Brett Novak spent
14 days traveling alongside Isamu Yamamoto through Osaka, Kyoto and the
surrounding countryside to capture this cinematic short film of the insanely
talented young skateboarder.
Components of Adventure: Reunion Island - 4min
While the search for an
adventure can happen close to home, we found ourselves this time in a place
most people may not know about. Located east of Madagascar and 175 km southwest
of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean, RÌ©union Island is a mountainous and volcanic
island, where you can find miles on miles of single-track that take you through
deep green, lush and tropical rainforests.
Reunion Island has a diverse history. More
recently the island has been surrounded by colonies of Bull and Tiger sharks.
While the sharks have impacted tourism, mountain biking has been growing on the
island giving locals and visitors something else to do. The trails are fun and
the locals are friendly.
Follow along as riders Bryn Atkinson and Bas
Van Steenbergen meet up with locals David Delassus and Theo Booy to share with
them the island they call home.
Jason Paul's Freerunning Illusions - 2min
Nothing is like it seems to
be. Jason Paul and Pasha Petkuns doing a kind of chase with optical illusions
through German cities like Berlin and Dresden playing with funny and bizsarre
situations and locations.
Kriss Kyle - Raw 100 - 2min
With the Scottish winter in
full swing, king of style and steeze Kriss Kyle took to his local skatepark for
an absolute shred session to kick the winter doldrums. The man never disappoints
when it comes to pushing the boundaries of BMX and how he attacks a park, so we
decided to take our Raw 100 series indoors to listen to the pure shredding as
Kriss explores Unit 23.
2D RUN - 6min
Running trough the ups and downs of life in a bird's eye
Numinous - 5min
He is one of the most
aggressive and talented freeskiers of our age. Born and raised in the BC
backcountry, with a bloodline alive with adventure and a style carved from the
landscape itself, Kye Petersen is about to blow the doors off of big mountain
skiing. This is a short segment from the film.
Tall Bikes Will Save The World - 4min
Riding any bicycle is a
positive step toward a healthy lifestyle and personal enjoyment, but it's the
tall bike that has the power to change the world. The tall bike remains on the
fringes only embraced by the daring, the creative and the foolish.
Skidsville - 2min
Welcome to Skidsville. Population all of us.
Remember that feeling of throwing a leg over
a bike for the first time?! I mean talk about 'Boom!', right? It was like a lightening strike of
realization blowing the doors off our childhood. One day we're walking around with the rest
of the mere mortals, the next we're steely-eye'd captains piloting our two
wheeled rocket ships to the outer reaches of the Driveway! It was like punching that ticket to ride and
stepping into a world that's bigger, bolder, and little bloodier. Remember?
Juicy Studios and Mike Hopkins set out to
show us how bikes have played a roll in our lives... generation by
generation. Bottom line, Bike are
awesome, and they've been awesome from the beginning.
DreamRide 2 - 5min
Shot in Hawaii, Alberta, and
British Columbia in early 2017, DreamRide 2 is a visual masterpiece full of
stunning imagery. Mike Hopkins enters his dream world by stepping through a
photograph and into the Hawaiian jungle where he rides his bike through the
most brilliant landscapes on the big island. Midway through he's transported
into a snowy field where he rides a frozen river and races through steep
snowfields aboard his bike. The visuals are set alongside a beautiful poetic
narrative explaining the freedom one acquires from stepping outside of their
comfort zone into places beyond comprehension.
First Ever Mountain Bike Descent of Corbet's Couloir - 4min
Anyone who has ever skied or
snowboarded Jackson Hole knows just how nerve-racking it can be to send it into
the infamous Corbet's Couloir, even in the best of conditions. Doing it in icy
conditions on mountain bikes is nothing short of insane, and that's exactly
what we did.
In Perpetual Motion - 4min
Understanding the motives of
an artist is complicated and layered as every artist is motivated differently.
The audience is given an insight to Adventure Photographer Krystle Wright and
in particular how different fears are interwoven with her life and ultimately
her work as a photographer. A photographer is not defined by a singular shot,
it is the process of photography that is a wild ride as it passionately
consumes the lifestyle as so often it is the driving force in how a
photographer engages with the world that surrounds them.
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