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Race Face is putting out the call to filmmakers around the globe: If you have a great idea but can’t fund it, this is your chance for success. Called the Creator Series, it’s designed to give artists a way to tell stories in a no-pressure atmosphere. While films can be cycling-related, they’re encouraging you to find the stories behind-the-scenes – or beyond the shreddit, as they say.

PRESS RELEASE: Vancouver, BC (March. 22nd, 2019): The global mountain bike community is an amazing collection of characters, stories and locations, a culture that Race Face is so proud to be a part of. There are so many great stories out there waiting to inspire, reminding us of the connections that bind us together as riders.

Are you a filmmaker, accomplished or aspiring, that has been sitting on a story that you want to tell but have been short on the resources to bring it to life? Someone with an idea that needs its big break? We’ve designed the Race Face Creator Series to provide you the opportunity to tell that story in your own voice – uncompromised, no pressure from sponsors, just you and your vision.

We’re putting out an open call for filmmakers to pitch us unique mountain bike-related stories. We want you to look beyond the shreddit – digging deeper for those inspiring stories waiting to be told. There certainly can be riding in your video project but it needs to be part of a bigger story.

Submit your pitch to us in whatever form you feel best showcases your talents, your idea, and your passion – videos, animations, presentations, you name it, we’ll take a look. We only ask that you include:

– Your name
– A way to contact you
– A full budget breakout
– Timeline for your project
– Samples of previous video work

We will have a submission cut-off of May 8th, 2019. Submissions will then be reviewed by our Creator Series selection committee, made up of legendary riders and creative visionaries. They’ll sift through the pitches, looking for out-of-the-box ideas and then projects are selected, filmmakers contacted, funding provided and timelines set to bring these unique visions to life.

On May 22 we will announce the chosen projects on the Creator Series website and over the next few months the filmmakers will bring their project to life. Final cuts will be delivered by the end of August and we will start debuting the Creator Series projects in September!

Timeline Overview
May 8th – Pitch submission deadline
May 8th – May 22nd – Submissions are vetted by our panel of RF personalities
May 22nd – Winners are announced, funding gets released and filming begins
August 21st – Final cuts of the films are due
September 9th – We’ll start rolling out films

For the Fans
Don’t want to submit a pitch but want to follow along with the filmmakers’ journeys? We’ll have regular behind-the-scenes footage for you track the progress and experiences of the filmmakers, so give us a follow on social media and sign up for our newsletter on the Creator Series website to receive exclusive updates!

For all the details and submission guidelines, please visit www.CreatorSeries.com.

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4 years ago

instead of another 20 “dude-bro” sliding around BC movies, they should sponsor better event coverage of things that have not already been covered. like gravel races, fondos, XC races and fat bike races. there were Fat bike world Champs a month ago and i have never seen or heard of any coverage of them. after watching 15 different flanneled up kids ride through BC i am looking for something different.

4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

While I agree with your premise (totally, 100%). The fact is that tin the US there never has and never will be the outpouring of support (and live or TV fans) as we see in other sports, or in Europe as pertaining to cycling in general.

All politics set aside, Donald Trump tried to bring cycling to the main stream US with the Tour de Trump. It was a marketing gamble in the US (that Trump funded not for a love of cycling, rather, the financial game of investing) as a NJ business owner to drive hotel room traffic. Obviously, that race will always be known as a “Donald Trump failure” as opposed to a failure to attract a solid base of US fans willing to spend money based on the fact an average American would rather watch a car turn left over and over again.

RaceFace on the other hand at least knows who their fan base is, also, who has the ‘time’ to sit and watch a video of an esoteric bike race….by and large….a shop mechanic who has a TV behind him. That guy, in general is as you (and I) say…is clad in flannel.

I think that the only time I have seen the fan traffic in ‘cycling’ as there has always been historically in Europe would be IronMan…Lake Placid, Panama City had HUGE draws from 99 and on about a decade…larger cities (Madison WI) for instance would only tolerate the IM race as long as there was no Badgers (football) game in town on the same weekend.

captain derp
captain derp
4 years ago
Reply to  Bob

All the riding / racing styles you listed are markets/segments in which race face has no products, so it doesn’t make sense for them to offer sponsorships to videographers in those areas.

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