Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world's 'last great wildernesses'.
Notable awards for the film:
'Special Jury Mention' - Banff Mountain Film Festival
'Honourable Mention' - Kendal Mountain Film Festival
'Best Director' - Bilbao Mendi Film Festival
'Spirit of Adventure' - 5Point Film Festival
'Best Adventure Film' - New York WILD
'Shane McConkey Award' - Wasatch Mountain Film Festival
'People's Choice Award' - Banff World Tour (Italy)
Featuring in the Banff World Tour 2018
AA Bondy - Mightiest of Guns
Rasmus Brix - Josefine
Tom Rosenthal - Go Solo
Thanks to Fatback Bikes for their equipment support.
If you've enjoyed this film please think about donating whatever you think it was worth/can afford to help cover some of the costs of making it and releasing it for FREE! Between 2014 and 2017 I pedalled my way across five continents, filming the entire journey as I went. I'm hoping to turn that footage into a longer film later this year and so any kind support will really help make that happen :) PLUS any donators will receive a download of The Frozen Road for free! Please follow the PayPal button on the link below. Thanks, Ben.
I spent 2 weeks with my girlfriend in the Azores islands ( Pico, Sao Miguel, Sao Jorge)
The Azores Islands are a small archipelago of nine islands off the coast of Portugal. Verdant and lush, the Azores offer many beautiful sites to see and interesting places to visit like the sapphire blue and emerald green lakes, fertile prairies, volcanic cones and craters, colorful hydrangeas and azaleas, 15th century churches, and majestic manor houses.
We went there to walk, discover volcano caves and see whales ... sadly , i didn't saw any whales but i saw dolphins and flying fishes.
This islands are so beautiful, so wild and so unique in the world, it was a wonderfull experience and 2 weeks was definitely not enough to see all.
This video is a way to give you a short view on what you could see in the Azores islands.
It was shot with a Sony A7II and 35mm zeiss Lens
color-graded in premiere cc with Impulz puts
stabilized with a Beholder MS1 3 Axes Gimbal
Thanks to Sony France for their support and to My Girlfriend Mariel for her patience when i was shooting behind her like a spy.