MTB Madness | Darklight

Matt Miles |Black Rock, Oregon. | *Image Courtesy of Philips/Sweetgrass

Let's face it, there are a lot of motocross riders that choose mountain biking as a go-to for training and mid week workouts. Maybe it's the similarities that it brings (short of a throttle!) or maybe it's just the love of anything two wheels. Our team here at TransWorld Motocross certainly spends a fair amount of our spare time hitting the trails when possible, and our art director Shane Kinman recently forwarded a link to this visually amazing video over. As a photographer and fan of anything that pushes artistic limits, this video blew me away. The amount of preparation and thought combined with the sheer production value that went into this is badass. Cheers to these guys for pushing the limits visually, and pulling it off. Another cheers to Phillips as a company for supporting an outside the box way to display color on their newest products. Enjoy!

From Sweetgrass’ website:


The lights haven't gone out yet! Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.

A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over three intense weeks. With a scrappy and determined crew of 27, thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of mountain biking, Darklight features arrestingly beautiful landscapes and world class riding.