1. What happens when four like-minded adventurers head into one of the world’s wildest mountain ranges with nothing but their mountain bikes and enough food to survive for 10 days?

    The answer? What doesn’t happen? Terrifying lightning storms. Raging-river crossings. Snow-covered glacial pass traverses. Mind-melting descents. Constant fights with vicious dogs. Tense encounters with over-zealous border-patrol guards.

    All of the above were just another day following “The Trail to Kazbegi,” a self-supported mountain-bike mission through the highest reaches of the Caucasus Mountains in the former Soviet Republic of Georgia. Our four-man team—adventure filmmaker Joey Schusler, Bike magazine editor Brice Minnigh, photographer Ross Measures and mountain man Sam Seward—spent half of June 2015 exploring the crown jewels of the Georgian High Caucasus on a feature assignment for Bike.

    Along the way our crew overcame countless obstacles and experienced some of the most spectacular scenery and trails they had ever encountered. They also were treated to the unparalleled hospitality of the Georgian people and the benign indifference of the elements on their quest to reach the magnificent Mount Kazbek. In the process, they cemented lasting friendships and proved, yet again, that life is simply better in the mountains.

    View the coinciding Bike Magazine multimedia feature: features.bikemag.com/kazbegi/

    A film by: Joey Schusler

    Featuring:
    Brice Minnigh as “Bad Vlad”
    Sam Seward as “The Boy”
    Ross Measures as “ Mr. Mesurés”
    Joey Schusler as “Dima”

    Cinematography: Joey Schusler & Ross Measures
    Aerial Cinematography: Joey Schusler
    Motion Design & VFX: Paul Harrison (Shotgun Infinity)
    Art Direction: Drew Pautler (Good Fortune Collective)
    Photography: Ross Measures & Joey Schusler
    POV Footage: Sam Seward
    Editor: Joey Schusler
    Associate Producer: Brice Minnigh (Bike Magazine), Travis Rummel (Felt Soul Media), Ross Measures
    Post Production Sound: Keith White (Keith White Audio)
    Expedition Logistics: Sam Seward, Tato Nadiradze, Tito Tomasi, GeoLand Maps

    Supported by: Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics, Outdoor Research, ENVE Composites, SRAM, Skratch Labs, Sierra Nevada, Big Agnes, Revelate Designs
    Media Partners: Bike Magazine, 5 Point Film Festival

    Run Time: 15 minutes 30 seconds
    Date of Completion: December 2015
    Language: English

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  2. The Sweetwater Film Festival features a line-up of 11 short films about the outdoors and the passions we pursue in them. Films for those who play in the woods, rivers, lakes, snow and mountains. We hope you’ll join us for an entertaining night of community and storytelling.

    100% of the proceeds fund programs through the YMCA of Simcoe Muskoka that expose local youth to the positive mental and physical benefits of being active in the outdoors. Children can discover experiences like rock climbing, caving, canoeing, kayaking, paddle boarding, snowshoeing, skiing, and mountain biking.

    The screening takes place on November 11, 2017. Tickets are $25/person and can be purchased at http://sweetwaterfestival.ca.

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Sweetwater Film Festival

Sweetwater Film Festival

Living around Georgian Bay we’re fortunate to have access to some amazing natural playgrounds to revel in. We’re putting together a great line-up of films about the outdoors and the passions we pursue in them. Films for those who play in the woods, rivers,…


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Living around Georgian Bay we’re fortunate to have access to some amazing natural playgrounds to revel in. We’re putting together a great line-up of films about the outdoors and the passions we pursue in them. Films for those who play in the woods, rivers, lakes, snow and mountains. We hope you’ll join us for an entertaining night of community and storytelling.

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