VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

Dandyhorse Double

USA/UK/Canada, 35 minutes, 2013
Directed by Dominic Gill
Screening: Cycle Travels Show, Sat Feb 8 @ 7:30pm (doors 6:30pm) - Canadian Premiere
Rio Theatre (ages 19+ only) MAP

Dominic Gill takes his tandem bicycle adventure to Alberta.

Alberta. Canada’s very own wild west. Home to the prairie lands and the cattle ranges, to the Blackfoot tribe and the largest bed of dinosaur bones in the world. Dom takes on this wild west adventure and cycles into the mosquito ridden territory to find out that adventure doesn’t have to be done in a far away land, that there’s plenty of adventuring right here at home. Especially when home is the doorstep of the Rocky Mountains, one of Dom’s favorite places on earth.

Dominic Gill
Born in Oxford, United Kingdom, Gill is a biologist by trade who, at the age of 25, jumped ship from the corporate world of environmental consulting to fulfill his dream as an adventurer and filmmaker. It didn’t take too many hours in a cubicle for him to realize that what he loved about the environment was not analyzing it so much as inhabiting it. So instead he set up shop creating and producing film and television content inspired by his two loves: extreme adventure and meeting people. This led Gill to successfully document his first adventure film Take A Seat: Alaska to Argentina, in which he rode a tandem bicycle from top of Alaska to the bottom of Argentina inviting random strangers to take a seat on the back of his bike. The film won Special Jury Prize at the Banff Mountain Film Festival in 2009 and has since been shown in over 400 cities worldwide. He also published the story of this journey in the book, Take A Seat. He now brings his platform of “inclusive adventure” to the United States in an effort to continue inspiring people to get outdoors and commune with mother nature.

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