The official trailer for the upcoming movie Darklight has just been released, and Sweetgrass Productions has definitely put a unique spin on the MTB movie genre. Many of us here at Singletracks love to night ride, and this movie speaks to the soul of our LED-illuminated trail explorations. Granted, we don’t normally head out with colored lights on our wheels and all kinds of flashy effects… but what if we did?!
Here’s the official movie description from Sweetgrass:
The lights haven’t gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight,a film that takes viewers back into a world oflight and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is thethird collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrandand Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ridethroughthe moonscapes of SouthernUtah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.
A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over three intense weeks. With a scrappy and determined crew of 27, thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of mountain biking, Darklightfeatures arrestingly beautiful landscapes and world class riding.
The full film will be released in October.