“Strength in Numbers” Premieres to Bike Crowd Taking it to the Next Level – Tour Schedule 2012 Shaping up
Right on time with the start of the 2012 bike season, the world’s “who’s who” of mountain biking got together at last weekend’s Sea Otter Classic for the world premiere of the action sports documentary “Strength in Numbers”, produced by Anthill Films in co-production with Red Bull Media House.
The highly anticipated premiere welcomed 1,000 bike enthusiasts to celebrate with the film’s cast and crew including Brandon Semenuk, Anthony Messere, René Wildhaber, Cam McCaul, Andrew Shandro, Thomas Vanderham, Wade Simmons, Matt Hunter, Graham Agassiz, Adam Billinghurst, Steve Smith, Aaron Gwin, Ryan Howard, Greg Watts, Alex Reveles, and Tyler McCaul.
For most of the riders this was their first time seeing the entire film. Brandon Semenuk, defending FMB World Tour Champion, had this to say after seeing the film: “As a rider the film is really cool. It shows all these communities that got people into riding, whether these people are professionals now or just avid riders. I think everyone who rides has been influenced by a riding community one way or another, it’s just the simple truth.”
No matter what biking discipline you are into, “Strength in Numbers” is a rally call to connect all mountain bikers, regardless of location or language or discipline. After almost two straight years of work, all the positive comments we have gotten here have made it all worthwhile”, say the Anthill Crew. Their mission was to capture the full diversity of the sport – from the World Cup Circuit to back yard dirt jumps; from the largest bike park in the world in Whistler to remote high-alpine trails in Nepal; from the endless freeride lines in Utah to stunts built in the rain forests of British Columbia. And from the initial reviews, it sounds like it this mission was accomplished. “The Anthill crew have made cine magic once again. In a world of three minute web edit it’s refreshing to see a long form, painstakingly shaped movie about the personalities and the worldwide reach of two wheels on dirt. Beautifully crafted,” says Bike Mag’s Morgan Meredith after he watched the movie for the first time.
With the world premiere over, screenings are now taking place all over the world. Audiences will be able to experience “Strength in Numbers” on the big screen from major cities like Vancouver, London and Dubai to small mountain bike communities like Williams Lake, Bellingham and Bozeman. There are over 50 shows planned so far with more being added daily. Visit www.anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers to find a show near you.
On May 24th, Strength in Numbers will be available for all to experience with a free online premiere on www.redbull.com/bike and will be released afterwards on DVD+BluRay and iTunes worldwide. Make sure to “Like” the online premiere on Facebook to be in the loop with the latest info. http://www.redbull.com/en/bike/events/1331574465164/strength-in-numbers-online-premiere
Source: Ryan Snyder