Skateboarder Magazine "We probably should have intervened when our Senior Photographer Jonathan Mehring got together with the globetrotting filmer Patrik Wallner to concoct some harebrained excursion to another third world country for a skateboarding trip, especially when they started throwing motorbikes into the mix.
But as they say, the bigger the risk, the bigger the reward, which is probably why the likes of Jerry Hsu, Keegan Sauder, Joey Pepper, Javier Mendizibal and Michael "Michi" Mackrodt were game to accompany them on this journey down nearly the entire length of Vietnam despite some of their limited past experience with riding motorbikes."
We shot this footage during a transmongolian and transsiberian travel from Beijing (China) to Ulaanbataar (Mongolia capital) then to Irkusk (Siberia ,Russia) and ending in Moscow (Russia). About 7500 Km ride.
"If you take “The Fighter” and strip off its melodramatic arc and the stars’ and the industry’s self-regard, then compress what’s left into 12 poetically concise minutes, you get something almost as good, almost as grown-up, as “I Beat Mike Tyson." - Boston Globe
In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson in front of hundreds
of thousands of people. Then he disappeared.
Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride,
raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevinʼs body is
deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.
This lyrical film finds a boxer at the end of his career – engaging in
the Sisyphean task that is his life.
Director/Cinematographer - Joshua Z Weinstein
Co-Producer - Nate Conway
Addn't Camera/Still Photography - Yoni Brook
Composer - John Ferrara
Colorist - Seth Ricart
Mixer - Jon Bosch
WORLD PREMIERE, HOT DOCS, APRIL 2012
US PREMIERE, IFF BOSTON, APRIL 2012
NYC PREMIERE, ROOFTOP FLMS, JUNE 2012
CAMDEN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, SEPTEMBER 2012
SOUTHERN CIRCUIT ARTS TOUR, 11/5/12-11/15/12
RERUN THEATER BROOKLYN, 11/30/12-12/06/12
This film follows the International League of Conservation Photographers as they team up with the Gitga'at Nation of British Columbia to document the Great Bear Rainforest before an oil pipeline changes it forever.