DontDo presents his first documentary on bike .
A film in which you will be able to follow a French rider in the Red Hook Crit in Milano. This crit has become a must for any fixed gear fan.
Introduction of a series of documentary, this first part presents the ins and outs of the Red hook Crit.
It is the opportunity to meet riders coming from all around the world, like Ray Cooper (King Kog - Rosko), Kyle Murphy (MASHSF) and Evan Murphy (Stanridge Speed Cycles). They will share with us their visions about bike's world and this spectacular event .
Having your own, made to measure frame made is a one-of-a-kind experience. Especially when you commission it to master frame builder Giovanni Pelizzoli and his team. Planning the frame, discussing it together in all of its details, establishing a precise purpose and developing it accordingly is something to be recommended to anyone with a true passion for bicycles. Discover more at pelizzoliworld.com
I used to hate this island. I hated every single day of my youth spent over here. I escaped as much as I could, I had this feeling deep inside of me which pushed me miles away from where I was supposed to belong. I spent most of my youth traveling around looking for a piece of heaven, a place I could rely on, a city where I could perfectly fit. I thought that place, located in one of those common dreams inside my mind, was actually a lie, an old picture I could just discard any minute. I gave up soul searching so many times just to start again, and every time I looked, I never actually looked around me. I would just sit on a plane and fly away, I would just jump on a ferry and sail away.
One day, my friends and I reached the other side of the earth and visited one of the biggest islands on this whole world. Almost 30 days spent so far from home but so close at the same time. Everything looked really familiar out there, I couldn't believe it. The heat, the salty water, the sand, the sea, those views, those landscapes, the empty space, the wild, that feeling of being alone, scared and far all at once. That day, I finally realized that feeling wasn't my enemy anymore. It became true beauty and pure love. I went back to my hometown with my heart full of joy.
Now that youth has left me orphaned, I just need to reach the west coast of Sardinia, far away from city lights and monotony. To feel alive again and dream with my eyes open. To let my motherland put her arms around me and feel home, safe and sound.
Song: Mogwai "Relative Hysteria"
Shot on a Canon 550D/t2i
Lens: EF 50mm f/1.8 II, Tamron 17-50 VC
Technicolor's Cinestyle profile
Edited & Graded with FCPX.
* Bicycle Film Festival 2013 (New York, Milan, London, Madrid, Mexico City, Chicago and much more!)
* VELOBerlin Film Award
* Filmed by bike Festival 2014
"El Diablo" is a spin-off from the feature-length bike movie "The Last Kilometer".
The short is focused on the story of Didi Senft, better known as "El Diablo", symbol and living metaphor of all cycling fans.
Didi can be seen running after the riders in pretty much all of the grand tours every year, he’s a living legend and always brings a smile to the face of millions of cycle fans around the world every year.
Contrary to what you may have heard on the street, the devil wears pink, not Prada. The 7-minute film from Paolo Casalis—a cinematic extension of his full-length film, “The Last Kilometer,” is a glimpse into the personality of Dieter “Didi” Senft, or as he is better known in European cycling circles, “El Diablo.” The Italian-language short follows Senft, who is the exemplification of a cycling fanatic, clad in pink racing gear, sporting a crown of devil horns atop his head while yielding a trident in his hand, who cheers on the cyclists during the Giro d’Italia race—one of the premier cycling events in Europe that include the Tour de France and Vuelta a España. Cheering is a bit of an understatement, however, as Senft hollers at the cyclists while chasing after them, wildly waving his trident in the air. The film is a strange, yet entertaining, romp through the mind of a true cycling aficionado.
And if you like this, take a look at the feature length film "The Last Kilometer"
Official website: thelastkilometer.com (where you can buy it or stream it on Reelhouse)
THE LAST KILOMETER
"A cycling movie worth seeing"
Money, business, doping scandals and lack of epic and new champions: are we watching
"The Last Kilometer" for cycling?
L'Ultimo Chilometro is a film totally dedicated to a passion, an emotion, a sport: Cycling.
The movie follows the story and an entire cycling season of “the old” Davide Rebellin, 41 years old and still fighting in the peloton after many victories and scandals, and “the young” Ignazio Moser, promising 20 years old son of cycling champion Francesco Moser.
The famous italian journalist Gianni Mura, Tour de France correspondent since 1967, helps
us to discover what cycling was and what it has become today, after doping scandals, passion, epic, richness and decadence.
Finally, a bit of madness and insane joy is brought into the movie by Didi Senft, better known as
“El Diablo”, a living and metaphorical symbol of all cycling fans, with their passion and their enthusiasm.
L'Ultimo Chilometro is a portrait of cycling.