It is with mixed emotions we release this film. Our good friend and absolute champion of a person, Kelly "McGazza" McGarry, passed away recently, before he could see this film completed.
We shot this film on White Island in January in association with Tourism New Zealand as a promotion for Crankworx Rotorua, an event that Kelly helped make a reality.
Kelly was an inspiration to so many. He easily takes the prize for being the happiest, most stoked and genuine athlete we have ever filmed with.
We hope he enjoys the film.
The Kelly McGarry memorial trust:
Kelly McGarry was a hugely influential and inspirational character on the bike and off his bike, touching the lives of bikers, trail builders and youth in New Zealand and around the world.
The trust will advocate for and build mountain bike trails in New Zealand and support emerging/promising/rising New Zealander mountain bikers in pursuit of achieving their goals domestically and abroad.
The memorial trust is being registered as an official charity organisation in New Zealand.
CRUISE CONTROL Speed and risk are synonymous with freedom but the fear and conformism of our modern world rein us in more and more each day, our nature impulses shackled by automatism until we find ourselves living our lives on cruise control. This film takes a look at young athletes adept at overriding cruise control to express a completely different philosophy.
The Lillois label COSMONOSTRO signs the soundtrack for these 30 minutes of abandon.
With this final film our tribe takes a final bow and pays hommage to these past years of complicity and adventure.
Starring : Julien Lange, Leo taillefer Laurent de martin, Flo Bastien, Alex chabod, Pierre Antoine Chedal and Jules Bonnaire.