A unique insight into a champion’s adrenaline and drive as he trains for the Olympics. Maclean’s heroic cycling is set against the story of Odysseus, creating a heart-stoppingly rich portrayal of man.
‘Man, a being in search of meaning.’ Craig MacLean powers his bike at over 40mph, over a distance of 250m from a standing start. ‘Know yourself Odysseus – for a man to conquer himself is the first and noblest of all victories’. Taking you right into the blood, sweat and tears of the sportsman: remember to exhale after watching.
Screening Format: Digi Beta (PAL & NTSC), DV-Cam
SPECIAL MENTION – Golden Egg Award – Reykjavik International Film Festival 2009
NOMINATED – Grierson Best Newcomer Award – Grierson Trust 2008
NOMINATED – Best Short Documentary – San Joaquin Film Festival 2009
NOMINATED – Best Short Documentary – DOCNZ 2009
WINNER – Silver Certificate – Herne Bike Film Festival 2009
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007
OFFICIAL SELECTION – GZDOC, China 2008
OFFICIAL SELECTION – Camerimage, Poland 2008
and over 20 international festival screenings…
“I watched Standing Start 12 times straight when I first discovered it. It took me that long to work out why I was so entranced by it. They had achieved something nobody had ever done before when filming cycling; captured the racer’s mind and sensations.” – David Millar
“Totally captured the feeling and atmosphere of the pre-race build up… I got goose-bumps watching.” – Chris Hoy
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