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COMMERCIAL IN CONFIDENCE

THE RIVER TRAIL

ADVENTURE FILM PROPOSAL

PHOTO: ASHBURTON RIVER TRAIL

INTRODUCTION

The Ashburton River trail and its associated community is 

The Ashburton River trail and its associated community is 

Mountain Bike Ashburton currently struggles to gain council support to assist with the maintenance of the trail. 

There is currently no film in the mountain bike world that educates people who don't ride on the benefits of the sport to the community and individual along with explain personal risks and motivations of mountain bikers.

BENIFIT TO LOCAL COMMUNITY

 This film will showcase the benefits of the trail to the community, individuals.  This will result in Councilors and local government making well informed decisions on the trails future.

This film will also form a cornerstone of future funding applications providing a detailed walkthrough of the trail and its place within the community.

BENIFIT TO INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY

'If they did it,  we can to'

Through showcasing the amazing trail experience Mountain Bike Ashburton has created with only 30m elevation,  this film removes the 'elevation' barrier for mountain biking.  Communities with little to no elevation can see that its possible to leverage the benefits of mountain biking in their area.

Educating People Who Don't Ride

Local Government and personal networks of mountain bikers are filled with people who have no idea what mountain biking is and the benefits it can bring to their community.  This video is the perfect 'soft' introduction to mountain biking focusing on the community and personal benefits of the sport.

DRAFT TRAILER

You can find a rough draft for a trailer below.

RIVER TRAIL IMAGE LIBRARY

Over the last few years we have assisted Mountain Bike Ashburton put together a library of quality photos from around the trail to use on the website and grant applications.

PROJECT DETAILS

GOALS

  • Build awareness in the local government as to what happens on the river trail, its user demographic and future needs.
     

  • Attract funding for Mountain Bike Ashburton
     

  • Show the people that don't ride bikes in Ashburton the benefits of the river trail to the community, what the river trail is and demographics of the people that ride it.
     

  • Create something to get more people outside and on bikes.
     

  • Make something that other communities can use to show the benefits of mountain biking.
     

  • Inspire all communities to build trails regardless of the elevation in the area.

SYNOPSIS

The film explores the benifits that mountain biking can bring a community even if there are no 'physical mountains' while also educating non cyclists as to what mountain biking entails.

With themes of Community, Family and Inclusive activities for a diverse range of people characters explore what makes mountain biking something worth including in their community.

PEOPLE WE WILL INTERVIEW

  • James Reid
    Club President

     

  • Tabbitha Armour
    Club Treasurer

     

  • Dale
    Ex President

     

  • Brad
    Youth Justice

     

  • A Parent whose child rides the river trail

DISTRIBUTiON

We anticipate entering the film into the Big Bike Night and the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival with the aim of bringing it to a theatre near you across Australia and New Zealand.

Blog posts on mountain bike websites such as Pinkbike will also help boost the audience size.

Sponsors will also be able to post the film to their own websites and social media.

TIMELINE

With 70% of the film already shot and a rough cut on all footage to date we are on the home run.

We anticipate filming the Youth Justice students undertaking trail maintenance over the coming months along with interviews with people of ethnic origin.

The rest of the film will have to wait until we have access to a cable cam.

We would love the film will be ready for submission to the New Zealand Mountain Film Fesitval in April 2022.

CURRENT STATUS

70% FILMING IS COMPLETE

We estimate approximately 70% of the filming has already been completed.  We have a solid base of interview footage with the key members of the club along with great B-roll of the skills park/pumptrack and trail building.

From here we need to film interviews with some of the more diverse users of the park including the Asian, Filipino riding groups, disabled users and general riding footage.  This will help showcase the trails inclusivity, diversity and accessibility.

Youth Justice group riding and trail building footage also needs to be filmed.

We need to film lots of general riding footage with a wide variety of skill levels preferably with a cable cam.  The cable cam will provide a more immersive perspective for the view and a more accurate representation of how it feels to ride the trail.

INTERVIEW FOOTAGE

This video includes a rough cut of 80% of the interview footage we have.  Its missing the sections on diversity of users as I'd rather replace that with someone from a diverse background.

DRAFT TRAILER

We have created a rough draft for a trailer using the footage we have already.  This will hopefully give you a feel for the overall content of the film.

MINI CUTS OF B-ROLL

While the shots are not in the same order as the final film, he B-roll mini cuts give you a solid understanding of what the film may look like in the future.

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PHOTO: STOCK

GET INVOLVED

WE NEED YOUR HELP

This film will only happen with your assistance in offsetting the massive time commitment to bring this film from its current status to complete and ready for distribution.

We believe this story will inspire and enable communities around the globe to accelerate the development of their own mountain bike stories.

What do you think?

PROJECT BUDGET - $7000NZD

Equipment - $2000

To complete the film we need to purchase a High Sight Mini, Cosmostreamer and Raspberry Pi Controller to allow fast moving and dynamic shots along the trail as its impossible to fly a drone through the trees.

The build:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32EI68TIEBk&t=18s

High Sight Mini : https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1429477-REG/high_sight_hsm001_mini_motorized_cable_cam.html/overview

Production - $2500

We have a few days of filming left to complete the production.  This includes lots of riding footage, an interview with a parent and shots of the youth justice crew working on the trail.

Post Production $2500

We currently have a rough draft however there needs to be lots of work done on the colour, sound and incorporating more footage into the overall story.

CAN YOU HELP?

We are open to negotiations for product placement, title sponsor and exclusive release on your branding channels.

THE OUTDOORS ARE US

MY HISTORY

The outdoors are a passion of mine and I grew up between Coffins Bay (near Port Lincoln) and Port Augusta over in South Australia.  In Coffin Bay I lived in the middle of the national park (Father is a ranger) and spend a lot of time on my grandparents farm.  We regularly went on 4wd expeditions, camping and fishing throughout Coffins Bay National Park.  The Flinders Ranges were also a popular spot for our family with very regular walks through Wilpena Pound, Alligator Gorge and Devils Peak along with 4wd trips though the station country.

During my years in Port Augusta I got into mountain biking, then moved to Adelaide for University and studied Product Design and Engineering.  While at university I raced sporadically (XC/Enduro) and guided rides at the Melrose Fat Tyre Festival and mentored students from Prince Alfred College at the Kona Dirty Weekend 24hr XC Race.  Then I got distracted by film making and photography.  This lead to shooting Crankworx Rotorua and a full time adventure film-making career with clients spanning Australia and New Zealand.

 

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PHOTO: DYLAN GERSCHWITZ, DIRECTOR, EXTREMEKIDPRODUCTIONS

I currently follow work between Australia and New Zealand, spending the majority of my time around Christchurch.  Outdoor adventure and mountain biking videos are my favourites and I’m premiering my latest Bikerafting film at the NZ Mountain Film Festival very soon. 

Encouraging more people to spend time outdoors motivates me to work with communities and people to spread their stories through film and photos.

OUR WORK

KOPIKO EPIC

Over 1000km across the north island,  this film explores the people and challenges of multiday adventure bikepacking.

This is our latest film and has yet to hit cinemas.  We have just received confirmation that it has been accepted into the New Zealand Mountain Film Festival.

FULL FILM

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