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Meet The Filmmaker: Matthew Cecill

We recently caught up with super talented filmmaker, photographer and trail runner Matt Cecill, the creative mind behind the film Human Powered which is one of this years selected films for Trails In Motion 8. Matt kindly answered all our questions and gave some great insights into his filmmaking process and creative journey.   Trails In Motion [TIM]: Human Powered is not your usual film about trail running, and shows a unique perspective of the sport, a more behind-the- scenes look at what it takes to put on a race really. What made you want to tell this particular story, and…
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Meet The Filmmakers: Dylan Ladds & Ryan Scura

We recently did a Q&A with the awesome team from Dooster, Dylan Ladds and Ryan Scura, the super talented guys behind the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour feature, Coming Home | Ag Teacht Abhaile, which is part of this years film tour line up. We chatted all things challenging and inspiring around the film making process, so we hope you enjoy all their fabulous insights! TIM: What was the most challenging aspect of putting the film “COMING HOME” together, and how did the idea for the film first come about? Joint: There were two things in making “Coming Home”…
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Meet The Host 2019: Jeri Chua

In this next instalment of “Meet the Host” we sat down with Jeri Chua, our host bringing the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour to Singapore, and helping grow the trail running community here.   Trails In Motion [TIM]: How long have you been hosting the tour for, and what initially drew you to wanting to host it? Jeri Chua [JC]: I've been hosting Trails In Motion for 3 years now, and it all started because I really wanted to attend a screening to watch all the films, but there wasn't a screening available in Hong Kong or Singapore at…
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Meet The Filmmaker 2019: Brendan Leonard

The film “How to Run 100 Miles” is a fresh and funny look at two friends navigating their way to running their first 100 miler. What makes this film so unique, is that one of the key characters is also the film maker. We sat down with Brendan Leonard and chatted a little more around the film and his film making process. Trails In Motion [TIM]: What made you want to document your journey to running 100 miles, and ultimately release it as a short film? Brendan Leonard [BL]: Jayson and I had been trail running together for a long…
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Meet The Host 2019: The Arizona Trail Association

The Arizona Trail Association is a global supporting partner of the Ledlenser Trails In Motion Film Tour, and host a number of screenings of the tour each year, we sat down with Matthew Nelson from ATA, to chat a little further around the association and the synergy between it and Trails In Motion. Trails In Motion [TIM]: As some context, please tell us a little bit more about the Arizona Trail Association. Matthew Nelson [MN]: The Arizona Trail Association is the non-profit organization responsible for the 800-mile Arizona Trail. This trail stretches the entire length of the state of Arizona,…
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Meet The Filmmaker 2019: Alexis Berg

One of the films on the tour this year, that has garnered plenty of interest is La Barkley - Sans Pitié, an intimate look into the 2017 running of the infamous Barkley Marathons. What makes this film so unique is the use of still imagery as the essence of the film, all taken by well know sports and trail running photographer Alexis Berg. In this instalment of “Meet the Film Maker” Alexis gives us a some more insight into the thought process behind the film, and sheds a little more light on photography as a story telling vehicle. NOTE: Alexis…
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Meet The Filmmaker 2019: Erik Petersen

In the first of a series of “meet the filmmaker” interviews in 2019, we aim to give you more insight into the people behind the films we feature, and their passion for film making. A Few Steps Further – Film Synopsis When Kevin Davis first began running, he was overweight and out of shape. He tried, but failed to finish a 1-mile run. Now, years later, he runs 100-mile races. He uses that fitness to support his other passion - backcountry hunting. In 2017, Davis was selected to run the Hardrock 100. Two months later he attempts a backcountry mountain…
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Ledlenser remains title sponsor of the annual Trails In Motion Film Tour

Solingen/Munich, January 2019 The Solingen-based light specialist maintains its commitment in the trail running scene and will remain title sponsor of the international Ledlenser Trails in Motion Film Tour until 2020. First presented in South Africa in 2013, the film tour has become a truly global event, presenting a selection of the best trail and ultra-run films in the original version. World Premiere of the new film tour is from 23 - 26 January at three select locations across the USA including Boulder CO, New York and Redwood City CA.   “We are convinced that the enthusiasm for trail running…
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2018 Fleet Feet Filmmaker Awards - The Winners

Each year, through the help of our audiences and a selected guest judging panel, we choose the best films that featured on the world tour in four very distinct categories. As a community-focussed film showcase, we believe it's our audiences, along with people that form part of the trail running industry - whether they be athletes, filmmakers, content creators or brand representatives - who act as the real litmus test to how the films perform. Looking at a variety of factors such as strength of storytelling, use of unique and innovative camera angles and overall wow factor, we awarded $3,000.00…
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Breaking Boundaries with Carrie Highman

Trails In Motion recently sat down with Carrie Highman, proprietor of Dream Lens Media and filmmaker of Boundary Breaker featuring Courtney Dauwalter, one of the official selection films on this year's world tour, to chat about her approach to film making and to give us a little more insight into the film making process. TIM: What was the starting point for the film Boundary Breaker, what made you want to tell this particular story about Courtney? CH: I met Courtney through her husband Kevin’s cousin. Did you follow that? We were talking about my passion for short films and he said…
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