For the last two years I have been taking still photographs for a personal project entitled 'It's Better In The Wind,' all the while collecting video footage from each ride as we traveled around the Western United States together.
I have been slowly editing the footage into a visual scrapbook of sorts for those who partook, and those who followed us via the web. No preaching the triumphs and failures of the motorcycle industry, no divisive commentary between manufacturers and styles...just a collection of imagery that will hopefully inspire more people to take to the road and discover what there is outside of our respective communities.
Chuck Ragan was kind enough to collaborate with me to write an original soundtrack for the film, to give me some anthemic tunes to edit with, and I can't thank him enough for the kind gesture towards a fellow traveler.
Please, enjoy the film, everybody who took part in it is family, we are all grateful for your support these past two years while we tried to build a concept around the positive nature of motorcycling.
This is a short film of vintage VARA and HSR West racer Chad Plavan. It is a tribute to his passion for racing and features his beautiful 1972 Porsche 911ST racecar. It is also a story about a father and his son who bond through a common interest.
Directed by Niccolo Roveda
Edited by Niccolo Roveda
DP: Brian O'Connell
Camera: John Charter, Eric Hagood
Music: Andrew Oye - directcomposer.com
As the film is now shown on the french TV, it is not available online.
Onboard a gigantic steam machine, a pilot tries to flee the monstrous storm he created.
2D Animation - 6mn
A film by Thomas PLAETE
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Festival selections :
09/2012 - Lahore International Children’s Film Festival (Pakistan)
02/2012 - DAM Short Film Festival, Boulder City (USA)
01/2012 - Children's Film Festival Seattle (USA)
09/2011 - AniFestROZAFA, Shkodra (Albania)
09/2011 - Auburn International Film Festival for Children and Young Adults (Australia)
07/2011 - DokuFest (DokuKids), Prizren (Kosovo)
07/2011 - Cartoon Club, Rimini (Italia)
06/2011 - Plein la bobine, La Bourboule & Le Mont-Dore (France)
05/2011 - Zlin Film Festival (Czech Republic)
04/2011 - FICAM, Festival International de Cinéma d’Animation de Meknès (Marocco)
04/2011 - Cortoons, Rome (Italia)
03/2011 - Festival du court métrage pour jeune public, Stain (France)
03/2011 - Festimage, Charleroi (Belgium)
02/2011 - Travelling Junior, Rennes (France)
02/2011 - Festival International du Film d'Amiens (France)
11/2010 - Istanbul International Short Film Festival (Turkey)
11/2010 - Média 10-10, Namur (Belgium)
11/2010 - Internationales filmfest Braunschweig (Germany)
11/2010 - Animanima, Čačak (Serbia)
11/2010 - Du Grain à démoudre, Harfleur (France)
11/2010 - Molodist 42, Kyiv (Ukraine)
10/2010 - Granada International Young Film Makers' Festival (Spain)
10/2010 - Tindirindis, Vilnius (Lituania)
09/2010 - FICFA, Moncton (Canada)
09/2010 - Milano Film Festival (Italia)
08/2010 - CICDAF, China International Animation and Digital Arts Festival (China)
06/2010 - Le Court en dit long, Paris (France) - [Special Mention]