Last April, I, like most folks, needed an outlet to relinquish the stress unfolding around me. All of the local gyms had shut down, and after catching COVID-19 on a work trip, I was determined to find something to break me out of the pinch I was starting to feel. Ultimately, I wanted to become the master of my own fate during a global pandemic. So I did something that as it turns out many others did as well; bought a bike. I spent the spring and summer on long trail rides at local parks grinding out the miles in the heat. The photographer inside of me couldn’t help but imagine where I would put a camera to get the perfect shot. After reconnecting with an old friend from college, who now owns a mountain bike shop in the eastern part of North Carolina; I decided that it was time to produce a film to scratch the itch. So the four of us amateurs ventured into Wilson’s Creek in Pisgah National Forest with no clue of how to make an actions sports film; and two days later this is what came of it…
Thanks to all of the amazing artist that contributed to this film.
Made In Partnership With: overmountaincycles.com
Sound Design: Ryan levelaudio.com
Music: Ryan Taubert musicbed.com
DP, Edit, Color: willfryar.com
VFX Support: italeno.com