The films collected in this programme celebrate young people from around the world who have a passion and drive for adventure and who overcome incredible odds to be the best they can be in their chosen sports.
Tom Seipp – A Mountain Journal (UK, 2016, 8 min, U)
Tom is 11 and just loves riding his bikes with his dad, no matter what the terrain, no matter what the weather. Having completed 2 Strathpuffer 24hr races he has racked up the miles over the last few years. Driven to just enjoy being out, he has big plans as he looks to drag his dad along the 2,700+ miles of the Great Divide route.
Quincy Symonds – Tiny Surfer (Australia, 2014, 7 min, U)
At four years old, Quincy Symonds (a.k.a. The Flying Squirrel) convinced her father Jake Symonds to take her surfing. Eighteen months later and she was quite possibly the world’s best six-year-old surfer and skater. While Quincy’s feats in the water are impressive on their own, they are even more inspiring given that she has battled a serious medical condition for her entire life.
Reel Rock – Young Guns (USA, 2016, 27 min, PG)
Meet the new faces of climbing: 15-year-old Ashima Shiraishi and 16-year-old Kai Lightner are the leaders of the next generation, already taking the sport to the next level. A trip to Norway puts their skills to the test, and Ashima attempts to make history on a V15 boulder in Japan.
Builder (USA, 2015, 48 min, 12A)
Builder tells the story of trail building, through the eyes of 15 of the sport’s best riders and most creative builders. From the first shaky pdeal strokes of youth, to the game-changing moves of the sport’s top pros, you’ll see how mountain biking is shaped by shovels and chainsaws in an endless pursuit of the perfect ride.
Recommended 12+ due to one use of strong language and images of injury