This trippy experimental German short won an Honorable Mention award in the Short Filmmaking category at the 2007 Sundance Film Festival and only seconds into the work (made available on iTunes) you’ll be able to see why. Inventive, awe-inspiring and perfectly executed by its three cinematographers, two sound editors, and the man at the helm, Joerg Wagner, we watch like children at a carnival as three men ride antique motorcycles around a rudimentary crafted wooden circular tower. The hell-riders journey around and around making defying gravity look easy and the wordless highly stylized black and white short, filled with the sounds of roaring engines, metal, audience applause, machinery, and techno music immediately sucks you in for the ride as we feel like a passenger instead of a simple passive audience member for the less than ten minute running time. Student filmmakers, bike enthusiasts, adrenaline junkies or those interested in the now predictably stale field of music videos should definitely give Wagner’s film a look.
See it on iTunes