The Frozen Road
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Our Judges say:
Listen to the wolves howl as a round-the-world-cyclist shivers in the frozen Canadian wastes.
Paul Hodgson Music Judge
An outstanding film capturing the true spirit of adventure. Ben Page’s solo journey by bike across a frozen wasteland with all its highs and lows.
An inspired way to look at a round the world cycle trip by taking one small section and picking it apart. I must watch it this year SHAFF Film Festival. And he's from Yorkshire.
Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions
Shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts my winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as I completed my bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, I sought an adventure of perfect solitude.
Yet, as I came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images I’d held of this land.
The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on my solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration I experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world's 'last great wildernesses'.