Simon Perkins di Sharptail Media si ritiene estremamente fortunato nel poter chiamare “amico” una persona speciale come Jon Wilson, che lo ispira e gli dona sempre nuove prospettive. In giovane età, Jon ha perso una gamba a causa del cancro, e la mountain bike ha giocato un ruolo fondamentale nell’aiutarlo ad affrontare le sfide della vita. Ascend è stato girato a Dorset, in Vermont, ed è presentato in collaborazione con il bike shop Mellow Johnny e Bern.
“This short is special for a number of reasons. For one, I got to make a film about a very good friend, Jon Wilson, who does three important things for me in life: he inspires me; he gives me perspective; and he puts me in my place (especially on the single track).”
A short that attempts to articulate why Jon Wilson mountain bikes.
As a young adult, Jon lost his leg to cancer. Mountain biking has played a critical role in helping him sink his teeth back into life. I am one of many who are lucky to get to call Jon a friend, as he is someone who does three important things for me in my life: he inspires me; he gives me perspective; and he puts me in my place.
Special thanks to Ella Vos for making such great music.
Soundtrack: “White Noise” by Ella Vos