A film by Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell
A unique insight into a champion’s adrenaline and drive as he trains for the Olympics. Maclean’s heroic cycling is set against the story of Odysseus, creating a heart-stoppingly rich portrayal of man.
‘Man, a being in search of meaning.’
Craig MacLean powers his bike at over 40mph, over a distance of 250m from a standing start. ‘Know yourself Odysseus – for a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories’. Taking you right into the blood, sweat and tears of the sportsman: remember to exhale after watching.
Directors: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell
Producers: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell
Editor: Mark Jenkins
Writer: Des Dillon
Camera: Martin Radich & Scott Ward
Music: Matthew Aldworth
Dubbing Mix: John Cobban
Special Mention Golden Egg – Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2009 (Iceland)
Grierson Best New Comer Award Shortlist, 2008
Edinburgh International Film Festival, 2007 (UK)
GZDOC, 2008 (China)
Camerimage, 2008 (Poland)