Son's Gonna Rise: A Father-Son Story

The story of Ethan Shandro's rise to World Cup level downhill racing under the guidance and mentorship of his father Andrew.
All in the family. Andrew and Ethan Shandro on Vancouver's North Shore.



Colin Jones


Anthill Films


Andrew Shandro, Ethan Shandro


Clif Bar

Running time

5 minutes

Country / Nationality


Our Judges say:

Touching MTB film with nice music which amusingly showcases how once risk-embracing parents change their tune when it's their kid throwing caution to the wind.

Paul Hodgson Music Judge

For Ethan and Andrew Shandro, time in the outdoors has always revolved around riding bikes. Of course, when your dad is a two-time World Cup winner and a freeride legend, it’s not surprising to learn that the bike would play a huge role in shaping Ethan’s youth. But that’s not the point here. The point is that you don’t have to be one of the world’s best mountain bikers to have an amazing experience with your kids in the woods. You just gotta go into those woods with your kids and then good things will happen. After all, there’s no better way to nurture a relationship than time spent outside. And maybe one day... your little shredder will be leaving you in their dust.