The Nomad presented by Knolly Bikes follows the journey of 8 riders proving you don't have to be the best to just love it. Produced by Austen Tanney the film explores personal progression and the refusal to conform to the industry benchmarks of race results, hashtags and followers to gauge success. If this film inspires just one person to take that trip, hit that drop, or buy that bike, then we have done our job!
The industry has been in a rut, we scroll the same Instagram and Tik Tok reels of regurgitated sounds, double-tapping the same hashtags and following the same exhausting trends. We decided it was time to bring back the vibes of personal progression that our forefathers used to create this sport in the days of New World Disorder. There was a time when you rode new features for yourself, and the thought of capturing "content" did not even exist. That is the true FREERIDE spirit and the flavour of this film.
With our budget being equivalent to the price of three cases of Kokanee, we didn't expect Spielberg cinematography. But all of the sudden our vibe attracted a new tribe. We acquired a film crew and the support started to roll in. We quickly learned that there was something immensely special about capturing your best friends pushing their limits and sharing in those golden moments of progression and success.
• Billy Adamson • Bryant Freeman• Dan Sterzelec • Lynden Corley
• Shawn OKeefe • Marco Perizzolo • Austen Tanney • Joey Reinhart