VIMFF 2014 :: FILMS :: 

The Escape

Canada, 17 minutes, 2013
Directed by Dan Barham, Seb Kemp, Andy Rogers
Screening: Mountain Bike Show, Fri Feb 14 @7:30pm (doors 6:30pm)
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Two mountain bikers set forth from Whistler to circumnavigate the Strait of Georgia by bicycle.

In BC, when winter descends upon us with its icy blanket, all the riding closes down...or does it?
Determined to escape the grasp of winter and shake off its snowy shackles, two riders set forth from Whistler to circumnavigate the Strait of Georgia.
The route was completed by bicycle and with the riders towing all their supplies in specially designed trailers. Traveling by mountain bike - less suited for the roads but tailored to the gems of off-road trails - enabled them to link up exquisite trails networks and riding communities that exist throughout British Columbia.
A story about road tripping, community, the people whose passion supply a lifeline to mountain bikers, looking beyond the beaten path, and finding adventure in your own backyard. 

Dan Barham
Originally from Manchester, UK, but now living on Vancouver's North Shore, Dan works as a photographer, cinematographer and film-maker for numerous editorial and commercial clients across the globe. With a strong background in mountain biking and other outdoor sports yet able to work in all fields of photography, he captures natural, authentic images which blend artistic visuals with astute story-telling.

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