Action-sports film Strength in Numbers explores mountain-bike culture through the experiences of the world's best riders. The full film will not be available online until May 24, but the trailer is out now!
Anthill Films, in co-production with Red Bull Media House, travelled the globe to find communities that represented the many sides of the sport, with film shoots in British Columbia, Nepal, Scotland, Austria, Switzerland, California, Utah and the Whistler Mountain Bike Park.
The movie features a diverse selection of riders and some of the biggest names in the sport, including Andrew Shandro, Brandon Semenuk, Cam McCaul, Gee Atherton, Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, Rene Wildhaber, Thomas Vanderham and Wade Simmons. The cast consists of a mix of established pros, up and comers and local riders, with Anthony Messere, Adam Billinghurst, Rachel Atherton, Ryan Howard and Steve Smith also appearing in the film.
“It’s been a long time coming and I can’t wait to see what the Anthill boys have put together," says world cup downhill champion Gee Atherton. “For me, as a rider, it’s exciting to be part of something like this – it’s a chance to help progress and grow our sport.”
The world premiere of the film will be on April 20 in Monterey, CA, at the Sea Otter Bike festival followed by cinematic events all over the world. On May 24, Strength in Numbers will be available for all to experience with the free online premiere on redbull.com/bike and will be released afterwards on DVD+BluRay and iTunes worldwide.
The film’s mission is to inspire and show how we are all part of a global community who love to ride and so a basic version of the film will be streamed online for free in autumn 2012.