Archive for September 21st, 2010
After a week of filming, cutting, crashing… the Tour De Timor 2010 is oficially over, but the post production of the Long Form doco “Gone Cyclin” has only just begun! With over 10 days of footage – it’s going to be an epic few weeks ahead.
But before I head back down to Melbourne to begin the edit – I’ll be making my way to Bali to collect and consolidate some more footage from another production team that was in Timor.
For now, while I wait patiently for the transcode - here are some highlights of the trip:
The East Timorese put up a fantastic competition against the world champions! With limited funding, equipment, and training – they still managed to score a place in the Top 10 nearly every day! Everyone should be extremely proud.
A Politician, a President, a Prime Minister, an activist, a freedom fighter – José Ramos-Horta was present throughout the event, to show his support to the participants. A passionate and devoted man – he should also be extremely proud of his people and country to be able to perform such an incredible feat.
A big thankyou to everyone at TIMOR AID – you’re work is invaluable. And ofcourse, a massive congratulations to the Gone Cyclin team – who managed to make it over the finish line after an INCREDIBLE week cycling over 400 kms through the timorese mountains! Amazing!
I would also love to thank my motorbike driver Toby from Timor – who managed to keep me on my bike while I was filming the team. We only crashed once! Well done!