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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.
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