Anthill Films has released its ninth film called Return to Earth that explores all our mountain bike communities.
Time is either spent wisely. Or it is just spent. Second after second; moment after moment. They’re all there for the taking. The new offering by Anthill Films called Return to Earth is a cinematic journey into the simple act of living completely in those moments by riding your bike. It’s such a simple machine yet it allows you to defy boundaries and know no limits.
The ninth feature from award-winning adventure filmmakers Anthill Films, Return to Earth is a cinematic journey that will immediately transport you into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride. Fly through the lush coastal jungles of Oahu. Feel the dust from Utah’s otherworldly landscapes. Lose yourself in the untouched mountains of Patagonia. Connected by true-to-life examples set by some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth proves that when we lose track of time, we can make the most of it.
Starring some of the sport’s biggest athletes, unsung shredders and up-and-coming youth, Return to Earth features the most diverse group of riders Anthill has ever assembled. And to bring their vision to life, the crew traveled to more locations than ever before, with shoots taking place all over the world from hometown trails in Squamish, BC to the remote mountains in South America. All set to a classic rock soundtrack.
“Our goal with Return to Earth, is to transport the viewer immediately into that feeling of total immersion you get on a bike ride.” says Anthill director and producer Darcy Wittenburg. “These days, it feels like we are becoming more and more disconnected from the natural world and distracted from the things that really matter. We believe that the bike can be a powerful tool to help counter this. We’re hoping the film connects with audiences and can help inspire new riders to get out on a bike.” (For more about how bike apps like Strava can take you out of the immersive moments of riding, read our article “Dawn of the Socialpathic.”)
Return to Earth was made with the help of Shimano and Trek Bicycles and features Brett Rheeder, Thomas Vanderham, Casey Brown, Matt Hunter, Reed Boggs, Ryan Howard, Joey Schusler, Thomas Genon, Brandon Semenuk, Carson Storch, Emil Johansson, Jackson Goldstone, Jakob Jewett and more.