12/09/2011 | 25 comments
Did any of you in the UK catch Channel 4′s Concrete Circus last night (Aug 15th) featuring Danny MacAskill (amongst others)?
Great to see mountainbiking on mainstream TV at a decent hour (did you spot Peaty in there as well with Hans Rey, Tarek Rasouli and Hannah Barnes?). Not sure if Danny’s section was actually ‘urban’ as such. Check out the info below taken from the Channel 4 website and have a look at the videos. Did any of you see the program? I’m not a huge fan of parkour but what those guys are doing is insanely impressive. The final section in London’s Barbican was impressive I thought.
“Concrete Circus brings together the world’s hottest names in urban sports with viral film-makers and Mike Christie, the director of extreme sport documentary Jump London, to capture unique portraits of the urban sports scene.
A new generation of the very best urban sports stars are teaming up with incredible young film-makers. Together they’ve produced stunning films that have captured the attention – and the imagination – of tens of millions of viewers.
For the very first time, Concrete Circus, directed by Mike Christie (Jump London, Inside Incredible Athletes), brings together five of the world’s best street sport talents and their amazing film-makers.
Their recent films have it all: beauty, danger, jaw-dropping action, and – between them – nearly 50 million online views. They are: urban trial-rider phenomenon Danny MacAskill; skateboarding virtuoso Kilian Martin; Storm Freerun’s Blue with extraordinary 19-year-old parkouriste Phil Doyle (who are joined for an impressive cameo by the incredible pakour/skater Mathieu Ledoux); and, last but not least, BMX flatlander Keelan Phillips.
This feature-length documentary follows each team as they set about making a brand new film here in the UK with their film-makers (Stu Thomson, Brett Novak, Claudiu Voicu and Kendy Ty). The premire of the four new films forms the centrepiece of the documentary.
Can they better their first spectacular films? Can they jump further, move faster, risk more? How far do they have to go to go further than ever before?
Concrete Circus climaxes with an action-packed scene shot at The Barbican in London and directed by Christie, featuring Danny, Kilian, Blue, Phil and Keelan together on screen for the first time.”
Storm Freerun’s Blue, Phil Doyle and Mathieu Ledoux