Life Cycles is set to be a bike film experience like no other


People are talking, some right here on the MTBR forums, about our new mountain bike film Life Cycles. If we had endless time to answer all the comments people make we would. So I’ll take this opportunity to answer a few that we see all the time.

“Man these guys are taking forever to produce this thing”.
We are taking forever to produce Life Cycles because we are making it the absolute best we can and taking the time to make it as close to our vision as possible.

“ It can’t be as good as the Collective”
I know why people want to compare us to the Collective, but really we are two totally different film companies that are producing completely different films. If people need to say one or the other is “best” then I guess they’ll have to decide when the see both.

“Yeah those few clips are sweet, but can they put a whole film together like that?”
To pull off an entire film without filler shots and at the level we want has been a monumental task. We have only released a few clips to help get people excited but not wanting to give away too much of the film. But to simply answer this question as someone that knows each shot that we have, the answer is YES.

We have been lucky enough to have two other very talented filmmakers Anders Petersen and Markus Nurmi follow us on many of our shoots over the past two years. They are producing really cool behind the scenes videos call “The story of Life Cycles”. You can expect to see at least 5 episodes leading up to the films release. Enjoy.


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About the author: Gregg Kato

Gregg Kato studied journalism and broadcasting in college while working many different jobs including deejaying, driving a forklift and building web sites (not all at the same time). Kato enjoys riding local Santa Cruz trails. Besides being an avid mountain biker, he is also a motorcycle fanatic. Two wheels, one Passion.

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  • aaron says:

    this movie totally sucks!!

  • Ron says:

    So… the “official” trailer was awesome. I got caught up in it. Probably hyped myself up too much for it. After watching it during my lunch break at work. I was a tad disappointed. I think what the trailer got right the film didn’t. I do really appreciate that this film is pushing limits and don’t regret spending my money and supporting the filmmakers.

    If you took each section out on their own – they’d stand on their own. Don’t get me wrong the filmography is great. But for 47 minutes the slow motion to regular motion ratio was too much on the slow side. Biking is about flow – but not so much slow.

    I think the use of the narration to tie the whole film together was a tad on the weak side. It seemed a bit forced. On the trailer, however, it was just right.

    The night scene at the end, while beautiful, didn’t seem to make sense in the story of the film. Maybe I just didn’t get it. I’m not sure if I should have had to work hard to “get” this film. It’s about a bike right?

    Overall I feel there was a struggle between telling a story and including the beautiful shots and compromise won.

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