Film

RJ Ripper

The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar.
 

About

Director

Aidan Haley, Ben Page, Joey Schusler

Producer

Joey Schusler

Sponsor

Yeti Cycles, Smith Optics

Running time

20 minutes

Country / Nationality

Nepal

Our Judges say:

Sense-ational depiction of riding and Nepal. Great to see Ben Page on the crew after his success last year with The Frozen Road.

Claire Carter Writer, Film Officer for Kendal Mountain Festival, 'Creative Consultant'.

Such a well put together story and an impressive one at that. Beautiful cinimatogrfy beautiful storytelling.

Ed Birch Director of Salt-Street productions

Kids and bikes; wherever you are in the world, they go together. The chaotic streets of Kathmandu may not seem like a typical breeding ground for world-class mountain bikers, but then again nothing is typical about Rajesh (RJ) Magar. Since learning to ride on a beat-up clunker, to becoming the four-time National Champion at age 21, RJ’s story is one of boundless childhood dreaming and unstoppable determination, forged from junkyard scraps and tested on the rugged trails of the mighty Himalaya.