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Organic Dirtbike Film coming soon

The official Never Ride Alone film trailer

 

A couple of years ago, a big dream of mine began manifesting itself into a huge film project. The story has been there since our group of buddies took on the 2007  Baja 1000. We put together a hodge podge team of riders/friends to take on one of the coolest races on the planet. One that we had all dreamed about as kids...some day.

The idea of the story was to bring the same team of riders together, ten years later,  to take on another impossible. Ride from the Peruvian Amazon Jungle through the entire Andes Mountain range, and end up at the beach on the Pacific Coast of Peru. No route, just overland enduro. Navigating however we could manage to reach our destination.  The plan was being put together by a professional film producer and director. The film and support crews were being built, the logistics plan was developing, and the excitement from the riders was explosive.

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At the finish line 2007 Baja 1000

Our project took a tough turn. With a number of obstacles in our way, we postponed the project until the right pieces lined up. In the meantime, there was a section of two months that I had blocked out for filming and doing the ride. I had arranged to keep that time free and not schedule any tours or travel.

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Capturing stories on film...

During the months leading up to our original film date, a backup film project reared its head. I could see things unraveling with our original project and didn't want to lose two months without anything planned.  I developed the idea of doing a solo film project. This one would be all on my shoulders. Nobody to count on but me. No film crews. No other riders...just my bike, my backpack, and my camera.

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The Andes are a special place

I am now at the final stages of completing the project. It's been a couple of years in the making. I thought I would share the trailer with the Thumpertalk community and let the cat out of the bag so to speak.  I still have a lot of finish work to do, but the end is near. I am currently building the promotion and marketing side of the distribution effort. Make sure to like and follow our Facebook movie page at Never Ride Alone Film. From there, all the updates and release information will be available.5ade86eae1a4c_Scottoverlookinglakeandvalley.jpg.fcfe79a71c8da007ea9ea0d8f540e10b.jpg

Some alone time...

As with everything we do at MotoMission, the film project is another one of our endeavors to help support social projects in the area of Cusco, Peru.  Our hope is that the proceeds from the film will help support our partners at the Altivas Canas Children's Project for many years into the future..

Enjoy the trailer...And be on the lookout for an exciting film journey through the Andes by another Thumpertalk member gearhead and budding filmmaker.

 

Scott Englund

Owner/Operator

MotoMission Peru

 

 

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Can't wait to see this Scott .... not finding the FB page though ...

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Scott, my hat is off to you for chasing your dreams without limits. It's inspiring! We're pleased to help you get the word out there about this film and can't want to drive to our local theater to watch it. :thumbsup: 

#neverridealonefilm

 

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Epic!  I love that opening shot with the bike careening down the mountain without you.  :thumbsup:

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Wow!  

When is the film scheduled to be released?

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Does anyone else think that ripping across pristine wilderness on a bike and then dramatizing it is irresponsible? Even disrespectful?

I ask not to be mean or negative for the sake of being, but out of genuine concern for the "unintended" consequences.

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19 hours ago, HeadTrauma said:

Does anyone else think that ripping across pristine wilderness on a bike and then dramatizing it is irresponsible? Even disrespectful?

I ask not to be mean or negative for the sake of being, but out of genuine concern for the "unintended" consequences.

What experience do you have riding in and around the Andes mountains outside Cusco Peru? I'm wondering if you're applying your local and/or state laws, regulations & views to countries & locales that very well might not share the same. Another country with tons of flexibility & freedom to ride on the land is Romania, home of Romaniacs. I also believe that much of Mexico is free to ride. I've seen plenty of video of beach rippin'. Not to say that's a ticket to destroy things. I have zero reason to believe that Scottie is either irresponsible nor disrespectful. If anything, the polar opposite.

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Bryan Bosch: You are spot on with your reply to (Head Truama)! His comment fits his "Posting name handle" 

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On 4/26/2018 at 11:27 AM, HeadTrauma said:

Does anyone else think that ripping across pristine wilderness on a bike and then dramatizing it is irresponsible? Even disrespectful?

I ask not to be mean or negative for the sake of being, but out of genuine concern for the "unintended" consequences.

Not one bit. You've been brainwashed by the green movement who would have us all forced off all wilderness to only watch a few "qualified experts" show us their selected & government-approved pictures of it.  Real love & respect for our planet comes from mixing our blood, sweat & tears with the soil, being out in it, living with it, experiencing it, being part of it - not apart from it . I'll bet every bike I have that Mr Englund has a far greater respect & appreciation & love deep in his soul for that land  than all the imagined love the rest of us might have put together; that if/when that country is abused he'll be one of the first to defend it. 

Hat's off to you sir. Cant wait to see the movie!

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I can't wait to see the movie!  Thanks, Scott!

HeadTrauma:  you can turn off televised news now, your programming is complete!

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57 minutes ago, logmaster said:

Not one bit. You've been brainwashed by the green movement who would have us all forced off all wilderness to only watch a few "qualified experts" show us their selected & government-approved pictures of it.  Real love & respect for our planet comes from mixing our blood, sweat & tears with the soil, being out in it, living with it, experiencing it, being part of it - not apart from it . I'll bet every bike I have that Mr Englund has a far greater respect & appreciation & love deep in his soul for that land  than all the imagined love the rest of us might have put together; that if/when that country is abused he'll be one of the first to defend it. 

Hat's off to you sir. Cant wait to see the movie!

So true... Some want us to enjoy the land from the fences they erect around it.  Not that I have issue with setting aside some lands to be wild, but it's a big world and dirt bikes allow us to see so much more than most ever will. Most riders love the land, are pissed when they see idiots dumping garbage, and don't intentionally tear stuff up, just to be a dick. Of course, bad applies in every basket, but Scottie is one the best apples the riding community will find. Geez, the dude donates pretty much 100% off the profits from his Cusco Peru based tour company to local orphanages because his other business in Peru pays the bills and he's very much a giver. ThumperTalk is privileged to be partnered with Scottie. He's a good, good egg. :thumbsup:

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Bryan: I'd just point out that a wilderness designation in Montana has been a death-blow for both the land & the people. Like many things it sounds good at first blush but in reality it is not. Too much to go into here but I know we are on the same page. Keep up the good work guys!

 

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In Minnesota it is so bad that laws have been passed to keep farmers off parts of the land they own.

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1 hour ago, logmaster said:

Bryan: I'd just point out that a wilderness designation in Montana has been a death-blow for both the land & the people. Like many things it sounds good at first blush but in reality it is not. Too much to go into here but I know we are on the same page. Keep up the good work guys!

 

That's why I said, "some". I don't think for example, anyone wants dirt bike trails around things like Mt. Rushmore or through the middle of yellowstone national park. I mean around as in, in the  immediate area. There is a place on this big ol' planet for all of use. Us dirt bikers don't need it all, but we surely need our share. But, I do have issue w/ the feds locking up vast tracts of land, including the fact that the states should be in charge of said lands. The BLM isn't on my list of favored agencies by any means.

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1/10th of 1% of the entire population of the USA will either see or let alone enjoy that land designated wilderness !!!

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This looks awesome Scottie!  I can't wait to see the full movie!

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I don't know why people feel they need to flame people they don't agree with.  It's just immature.  Head Trauma brings up a valid point.  I'll say this, that I cringed when I saw the rider digging a big rut in the terra firma with his back tire.  There's just not need to tear up the wilderness.  I think riding across it is OK, but some respect needs to be shown.  Think "Tread Lightly".

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Looks nutso.

Reminds me of why I mostly ride open dezert. Only once had to worry about dropping off a cliff.

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