The Collective, arguably mountain biking’s most influential filmmakers of the modern era, are behind the lens once more. This time for their third project, a new film tentatively titled ‘Four Seasons’, a true grit mountain bike film that aims to continue the Canadian film makers’ legacy began by The Collective and then latterly by Roam. MBUK was granted exclusive access to the very first shoot with one of the film’s major subjects, Steve Peat, in his own back yard near Sheffield, for an in-depth look at the how The Collective’s vision is realised. The fruits of which you can exclusively read in MBUK 212, on-sale 9th May.
The Collective have become famous for their style of cinematography, innovating and bringing fresh inspiration to mountain bike film making, and upping the ante of mountain bike film making for the better. But Four Seasons will be something different than what has come before: focusing on a number of key riders, it aims to document in more depth who they are and what they do. Beginning with Steve Peat’s off-season training literally weeks after he sustained an ankle injury, the film will also follow seven other riders to showcase the reality of a life behind bars. In total, the film will take a full year to finish, with a slated release date of April 2008.
Although a little more cinematographically challenged than The Collective, MBUK’s Reviews Ed Matt Skinner managed to capture a few choice sequences of the day for your viewing pleasure, which you can see here:
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They show Peaty riding through greasy rock gardens tracked with an on-crane camera that is part of The Collective’s arsenal of cinematography, a technique that Peaty has nothing but enthusiasm for.
Log onto thecollective.com for more, and don’t forget to pick up MBUK 212, on-sale 9th May, for the exclusive behind the scenes feature.