In Dreamride, Diamondback Bicycle’s Mike Hopkins takes you on another adventure where the trails never end. We shot this project from the banks of the Hawaian lava fields, which flow into the Pacific Ocean, to the tops of Canada’s Rocky Mountains. Primarily, the film was shot on RED’s new Helium camera, equipped with 8K resolution and more slow motion than you can shake a stick at. Primary collaborators on the project were Juicy Studios, Jordan Manley, Scott Secco, and the man himself, Mike Hopkins.


Mike is known for venturing into the unknown both in the physical world and the creative one. He isn’t a filmmaker, per se, but his collaborative projects with Juicy, Stance Films, and others have labeled him as mountain biking’s premiere creative entity. It was a pleasure to work with Mike on this project, as he brings a very detailed oriented approach to shooting, particularly when it comes to critiquing his own riding. This can lead to challenges, frustrations, and more takes than anyone in their right mind would care to do, but the end product speaks for itself: Dreamride 2 garnered numerous film festival selections, hundreds of thousands of views online, a Vimeo Staff Pick, and the attention of the multimedia world.


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