“¿Huayhuash?¿¡Huayhuash con bici’s!? No. No noooo… Es imposible.” In the winter of 2014, three friends set out on a self supported ride, looking for nothing more than a truly genuine experience. The goal: to circumnavigate one of the most wonderful and wicked mountain ranges in the world – the Huayhuash, by bicycle.
This was all a spur of the moment idea; part of the vicious cycle of making every adventure more thrilling than the last. January was the off-season, or rainy season, for the Andes so the wilderness would be completely desolate. The three friends hoped to be the second group to complete this trek on bikes. However, they underestimated the relentless weather they would encounter as they traveled for a week above treeline.
The friends tagged first descents down rocky couloirs and 16,000ft passes, watched sunrises against the tallest peaks in the country, and slept to the sounds of serac fall at night.
In the end, they didn't quite make it as far as they had hoped. Between rain storms, concussions and waving guns the Huayhuash had ripped at their eager ambitions. A sense of wonder was fulfilled and the friendship of three adventure loving friends was reinforced. Huayhuash is the story of genuine adventure and the challenges that come along with it.
Director: Joey Schusler
Filming: Joey Schusler & Thomas Woodson
Written By: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Narration: Joey Schusler
Edit: Thomas Woodson & Joey Schusler
Design: Thomas Woodson & Human Design
Music: Thomas Kenny & Marmoset Music
Sound Design: Keith White Audio & Ryan Prater
Produced By: Joey Schusler
Executive Producers: Bike Magazine, 5Point Film, Human Design
With Support From: Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics, 5 Point Film, Bike Magazine
In Association With: Outdoor Research, Big Agnes, CamelBak, GoPro, The Feed, Revelate Designs, Big Tree Farms
Camera: Sony FS700, Canon 5DIII, Canon 7D, & GoPro Hero 3+
Run Time: 13 mins.
Date of Completion: April 2014
Vimeo Staff Pick 2014
Best Adventure Award: 2014 Adventure Outdoor Fest
Best Emerging Filmmaker Award: 2014 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 5Point Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Dutch Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 A4B Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Bicycle Film Festival New York
Official Selection - 2014 Lima Mountain Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Boulder Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Outdoor Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Chamonix Adventure Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Luxembourg Bicycle Art & Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Sydney Rides Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Adventure Awards Days
Official Selection - 2014 Rocky Spirit Film Festival
Official Selection - 2014 Moab Ho-Down Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival
Official Selection - 2015 Fernie Mountain Film
It doesn't have to be the first, the longest, or the tallest. You don't have to be the best, most famous, or even have much of a reason at all. When a passion or desire takes hold within, all you have to do is explore.
The U.S. National Whitewater Center presents EXPLORE: Chapter One, a short film by Cooper Lambla and Tyler Allyn about the pursuit of the active, outdoor lifestyle. Shot on location in Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Kenya and Uganda.
Using text adapted from Robert Marshalls "Alaska Wilderness: Exploring the Brooks Range" (1929) and images from Expedition Arguk (2013), "The World Beyond the World" aims to celebrate that most ancient and sublime of human pleasures: moving through a mysterious, beautiful, and unknown landscape.
In 2013, Expedition Arguk walked and packrafted across 300 miles of wilderness in the Alaska Arctic in order to report on Arctic issues and create public-use media from this far-off but increasingly important region. "The World Beyond the World" was shot during the first third of our trip, which took place entirely in Gates of the Arctic National Park and Preserve. Gates of the Arctic is the second-largest US National Park, but its extraordinary remoteness and challenging weather mean that the Park sees relatively few visitors. There are no guidebooks, trails, campgrounds, or roads. Most of the photos that make up this film are available for 100% free, unrestricted public use at expeditionarguk.com
Assembled entirely from stills shot with a Nikon D7100 camera, using a Nikon 55-200 VR and a Tokina 11-17 ultrawide lens. Post-production in Photoshop and After Effects, with countless hours on a Wacom Intuos4 tablet.
We are immensely grateful to the American Alpine Club, the Sierra Club Alaska Chapter, the Alaska Wilderness League, Ground Truth Trekking and our many other sponsors and advisors.
Additional thanks to our volunteer translators: Christopher, Pedro, and Anders.
See the Behind the Scenes Here: vimeo.com/144525818
Presented by Philips Ambilight TV
In Association with Specialized and TomTom Bandit ActionCam
Supported by Freefly Systems (MOVI), Bike Magazine, and CLIF Bar
The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.
A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over three intense weeks. With a scrappy and determined crew of 27, thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of mountain biking, Darklight features arrestingly beautiful landscapes and world class riding.
An evolution of its predecessors, Darklight continues to push the creative bounds of action sports cinema.
Director - Mike Brown
Executive Producer - Zac Ramras
Assistant Director - Matt O'Connor
Production Manager - Rachel Franks
Producers - Matt O'Connor, Zac Ramras, and Rachel Franks
Associate Producer - Sterling Lorence, Max Santeusanio
Cinematography - Mike Brown, Jason Mannings, Zac Ramras, and Leo Zuckerman
Editor - Mike Brown
Gaffer - Mark Stuen
Key Grip - Kyle Metzger
Electrics - Brant Beland, Scotty Frazer, Brandon Wilson
Mountain Techs - Carston Oliver, Shane Treat, Jordan Seldin
Lead Trailer Builders - Luke Beers and Ron Penney
First AC - Max Santeusanio
Still Photography - Sterling Lorence
Drone Pilot - Nick Wolcott
Aerial Cinematography - Zac Ramras, Nick Wolcott, and Chris Jordan
DIT - Bobby Gressel
Caterer - Sierra Gourmet Backcountry Catering
EMT- Blake Doss, Shelly Shugart, Polk County Fire Dept.
BTS Unit - Jason Mannings
Production Assistants - Trevor Akimoto, Logan Bonwell, Ben Shumlin
Post Supervisor - Joel Bringmark
Sound Design - Jeff Yellen
Color - Erik Lindahl
Agency Ahlstrand & Wållgren
Account Director - Ulf Ahlstrand
Creative Director - Joakim Wållgren
Account Manager - Louise Ekman
Art Director - Johan Schonfeldt
Agency Producer - Marcus Sundqvist, Colony
"Old Statues", "Beat Primal", and "Desert"
Written and Performed by Other Lives
"Winds Upon A Tin Roof" and "Coda"
Written and Performed by William Ryan Fritch
The DARKLIGHT film was developed in partnership with Philips TV to show the power of Ambilight and how adding light to an already great experience can enhance it even further.
Learn more about Philips Ambilight TV and the technology: philips.com/ambilight or follow facebook.com/PhilipsTV