James Knowles - A Mountain Journal Short
Our Judges say:
Sweet, moving and reflective mountain bike movie.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
A beautiful, careful short about bikes, friendship and futures
Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.
James is a Scottish mountain biker based in Innerleithen. He lost his best friend in 2011 on one of his first cycling adventures along the West Highland Way, hit by a car whilst riding the final stage. Along with a group of friends James built a bothy in memory of Murray in the Scottish Borders. This new Mountain Journal short looks at how he moved beyond the loss of his friend to build a life in one of the mountain biking capitals of the UK, relishing the freedom, contentment and companionship they can bring.