February 25, 2011

Long Road North is in Spain

In October 2010 the documentary film Long Road North which chronicles the journey of the Antipodes expedition was entered in the Cycle Touring Film Festival in Parafugell, Spain (near Barcelona).
We were pleasantly suprised when a few weeks later we learned that Long Road North had won both the 'Premio a la Mejor Aventura' and 'Premio del público'.
En palabras del jurado (in the words of the jury) "la ruta que siguen es impresionante a nivel paisagístico, pero cabe decir que son sus protagonistas quienes nos hacen vivir intensamente y disfrutar del viaje, a través de sus palabras, en un tono de conversación privada.

With this new wind in our sails we have been invited to the Burgos world cycling film festival El Mundo en Bicicleta The screening is March 4th 2011.

To take advantage of this opportunity we are now also booked to screen at the famous mountaineering book store in Madrid Librería Desnivel
On March 2nd 2011 Plaza Matute 6, 28012 Madrid

Finally we will be screening on March 5th at the mountain climbing town of Manzanares El Real 60km North of Madrid. for the Bicimundo film series http://bicimundo.wordpress.com/

location: el Salón de Actos del I.E.S. Sierra de Guadarrama de Soto del Real

Very exciting to be visiting Spain and sharing our film with a new audience.
I am madly putting the finishing touches on our spanish subtitles.


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October 02, 2009

Long Road North DVD available

After a wonderful run of film Festivals across North America and Europe.
Long Road North is now available on DVD.

Check out the film's trailer at the film's website.

For all of you who have followed the expedition but have not had the chance to see the film in the theatre, this is your chance to see it now.
The post production of the film ended up taking 2 years and at time to be just as great a challenge as cycling across 18 countries.

This is more than just a travelog of the journey. It is reflection on the change the my life went through as I went through this journey, in my relationships, my motivations and my outlook on the world.

I hope you will follow this link and support independent film making by buying a DVD.



We can ship to Canada, the US and International.

This DVD makes a great gift for anyone who has travelled or is contemplating traveling abroad.

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November 11, 2008

Long Road North Screening with VIMFF Speaker Series

We are pleased to announce that our Film Long Road North www.longroadnorth.com

Will be screening as part of the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival Speaker Series VIMFF.ORG
November 20th at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver at 7pm
Advance tickets available at http://www.vimff.org/pagedesktop.asp?pageid=6

We will be at the screening for a Q&A session after the screening.
the theater fits 700 people so bring all your friends!

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May 13, 2008

LONG ROAD NORTH World Premiere

LONG ROAD NORTH is premiering at the DOXA documentary film festival
in Vancouver.
May 28th and May 31st 2008

Check out
To buy tickets online.

Please help support independent filmmakers!
The more people come the greater our chances are of getting the film out to other festivals, so please get the word out and help us get the film out there and seen by as many people as possible.
With this film I really hope to be opening a small window to the world beyond our daily lives.

This film has been two years of editing and production since my return from the Antipodes Expedition. All done on a shoestring budget without any grants or outside funding; the ethos of making the film really follows how we lived the expedition. We lived as nomads as self sufficient as possible on two wheels. Making the film has been similar, relying on our determination to get through, learn the skills and overcome all the challenges of telling a story on film.
This film would not have been possible without the tremendous commitment and energy poured in by Ian Hinkle. He had experience in expedition documentary filmmaking with his very successful film "The Living Coast" he was able to help take 19 months of footage from an expedition he did not even take part in and become familiar enough with all the footage to tease out a beautiful silver thread of a story that crosses half way around the world.

To view the trailer of the film please visit the Film Website www.longroadnorth.com

or you can also see the trailer on youtube:

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January 21, 2008

Making of the Film

I can't beleive how long I've neglected the expedition journal.
Although it has now been a while since the physical journey has come to a close on the shores of the Mackenzie Delta. This kind of adventure does not leave you unchanged. So for the last two years I've been slowly processing and digesting all the things I've seen and learnt along the way.
Slowly the daily grind of the city and my new routines have made some memories a little more out of focus, but I have made a concerted effort to do something useful with all these experiences.

During the expedition I collected over 70 hours of film footage, 36 rolls of slide film and 10,000 digital images.
So during the last two years I've been working hard at making a film that tells the story of this experience and how it has changed me and my outlook on the world.
The film is nearly finished post production and will be available on DVD and touring the world in 2008.
Please visit our new film website:
to see the film trailer and a synopsis of the film.


For all of you who have followed the expedition though this website it will be a fantastic opportunity to really feel what living for months on end, travelling the world by bicycle might be like.

kind regards,
Gwendal Castellan

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