The cult Australian BMX Racing Documentary based on 5 athletes competing for selection to represent their country at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Over 100 hours of footage and interviews with some of the worlds best riders, all edited into a 2 hour feature movie. Available on ebay.com.au
Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal - Sean Dwight has to be one of the most successful domestic and international coaches on the scene. We caught up with Sean back in 2007, he had recently been stood down as the Australian Coach and promised us an interview once things cooled down. Sean is one of those guys who just makes sense, tells it how it is, is passionate about riding and coaching. His style may not be for everyone, but if it is then you could be on your way to the Olympics if Sean is your coach. He is a champ for allowing us this interview and it was great to catch up with him as i raced Sean many times in the 80's and actually was our first point of contact when we first began production of the doco.
I used to be a location scout/manager in the film industry years ago, i knew all these great locations and wanted to string them all together with a theme. It has no point, just scenic locations all within 2 hours of the Gold Coast/Brisbane area and one long sprint session on a BMX. We had no permits except for permission on the farms, we just had it planned and got in 1 or at the most 2 takes and took off to the next location. 46 locations in 6 days, not bad. 7 riders involved, long days, many, many sprints. It was on this shoot the idea was suggested for filming a few of the Elite BMX Racing contenders leading up to the Olympics, what became the next 5 years of our life "Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal".
Soundtracked by "The Ether", shot and edited by factory47. Contains footage that didn't make the feature length film "Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal" and some of our favourites from the documentary. Edited over 4 nights drawing from 90 hours of tape, if you like the vid you should purchase "Life Behind Bars Pedal To Medal'. You get 2 more hours of story and action just like this.......