Anthill Films, the production company that brought you Follow Me and the crew behind Seasons, Roam and the Collective, has just released the list of reiders taking part in their new film, ʻStrength in Numbersʼ, to be released Spring 2012.
Strength in Numbers will feature a diverse selection of riders with some of the biggest names in the sport, including: Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Danny Macaskill, Gee Atherton, Graham Aggasiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber and Thomas Vanderham. Strength in Numbers will have a mix of established pros, up and comers and local riders, with Adam Billinghurst, Darren Berrecloth, Rachel Atherton, Ryan Howard and Steve Smith also appearing in the film. Strength in Numbers will explore the shared experiences that connect us all, regardless of location or language, as mountain bikers. From the weekend warrior chained to a desk to the bike-bum who worries that even riding every single day of the season still might not be quite enough to satisfy. The purist riding alone in far-flung parts of the globe has the same single-minded focus that drives the most elite racers to be world champion. Call it passion, obsession or something else that we canʼt quite put our finger on, the film will delve into diverse mountain bike communities in search of an answer.
Strength in Numbers will visually explore mountain bike culture, by documenting rider experiences in different bike communities all over the world. Following the community- based concept – the film will become a shared experience for all mountain bikers. In addition to a world premiere tour, limited edition DVD/BluRay and digital download, Strength in Numbers will be streamed online for free. The riders are stoked about the potential this represents, including Danny Macaskill, who will be working with Anthill for the first time. “I am really excited to be part of this film”, says Macaskill. “I have been watching the Anthill crewʼs films for years, seeing a lot of the worldʼs top riders fly down trails that I could only dream of riding, captured in a way that only Anthill can produce. To be in a film with all these top riders is fairly mind blowing, it really is the next big step for me.”
More updates coming soon.