Life Cycles: A movie about a bike

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Life Cycles OFFICIAL Trailer from Life Cycles on Vimeo.

Ho seguito il link su Vimeo e da lì sino al sito del progetto di questo trailer. Da qui, il passo è stato breve e ho contattato uno dei co-realizzatori di questo film. Ryan Gibb.

Dalle risposte che ha dato, dalla qualità del girato, fa capire quanta passione ci sia dietro tutto questo. Un film su una bicicletta, destinato a tutti, anche chi su una bicicletta non ci è mai salito e non riesce a comprendere cos'abbia di tanto speciale.

Stavo per scrivere che è un po' la magia di Internet che permette che questa esplosione di passione possa essere condivisa, ma mi sbagliavo. Esisteva già, esiste. Libri, Cinema, Musica, Arte. E' la cultura a permettere di far uscire spesso e volentieri dall'anonimato e condividere con altri l'amore per qualcosa e soprattutto farglielo comprendere.

Di seguito la breve intervista a Ryan. Qui trovate maggiori info su Life Cycles.

1. Who are you?

My name is Ryan Gibb, I was born in Calgary, Canada.  I'm 33 years old.  I currently reside in a little mountain town in the interior of British Columbia called Rossland with my wife Kaylee.  I love the mountain lifestyle being able to bike, ski, and hike right out my front door.

2. Tell me more about Life Cycle project

In 2004 Derek Frankowski and myself decided we wanted to make a mountain bike film. It wasn't until 2008 when we were actually able to start shooting. We shot it on a Red One camera and it took us 2 years to shoot and roughly 8 months of post production. Right from it's inception we choose to veer from the typical action sports genre of fast cuts and minimal story. We wanted to create something with deep meaning, something beautiful, something that could touch to heart of anyone, whether they ride a mountain bike or not.


Here's a quick synopsis on the film:

Life Cycles tells a spectacular story of the bike, from its creation to its eventual demise. A visually stunning journey, with thought provoking narration, Life Cycles uses Ultra HD to document the many stories surrounding the mountain bike and its culture. 

Ride along into breath taking natural settings, as we battle the elements, showcase the progression of riding, take a road trip, fix the bike, and show the destruction and eventual creation of trails.

3. Why filming a movie on bikes?

I have two big passions in my life, film making and mountain biking. It only seemed natural to combine the two and make a movie about mountain biking. I feel Life Cycles is a movie that can be enjoyed by many different types of people. If viewer doesn't ride a mountain bike I believe this movie can help them understand why someone like me has a passion for bikes.

4. Where does this passion come from?

When I was 13 my brother forced me to go on a mountain bike ride; I was hooked. I've been riding ever since and it's where I draw a lot of my inspiration from, whether it's related to the bike or not.

5. Any release date for the movie?

The official release of the movie is on October 18th, 2010

Life, TV e CinemaAndrea Contino