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.
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 cities like London, Boston and Dubai to small mountain bike communities like Williams Lake, Bellingham, Nanaimo and Bozeman. There are over 50 shows planned so far with more being added daily. Visit www.anthillfilms.com/strengthinnumbers/tour 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.
Strength in Numbers is produced, written, directed and edited by Anthill Films in co-production with Red Bull Media House. Presented by Shimano and Trek in association with Contour HD, Clif Bar, Pinkbike.com and PRO Components. Additional support for the film is provided by the Whistler Mountain Bike Park, Kona, Toyota Trucks, Scion, Oakley, Easton, Evoc, Big Mountain Adventures, Verbier St. Bernard and Ride Nepal.