16mins - 2:35.1 - English
PROD: THE NATIONAL FILM AND TELEVISION SCHOOL
Living under the shadow of her father and coach, Alicia strives for recognition during the BMX championship but she first needs to overcome a dark incident from her past.
RIDER is my NFTS graduation film.
Based on my personal experience as a BMX rider, I made this short film with the intention to shine a light on the world of BMX racing, the challenges, and risks that come with it. It was important for me to make a film about obsession and explore the cost of a passion, whether it’s physical or psychological.
I was also fascinated by the idea of a father/coach and daughter/rider relationship and how these character’s emotions would come to life on a backdrop of a violent and intense world.
I am currently in the early stages of developing a feature-length version based on this idea.
Bobby Rainsbury (Filth) and Fergus O'Donnell (Brimstone)
Director: RAPHAEL BISS
Producer: SAID ENGLUND
Writers: RALPH MATHERS, RAPHAEL BISS
Cinematographer: TWAN PEETERS
Production Designer: GABE ROBERTSON
Sound: JAKE HICKEY, GRIFF MILES
Editor: JAN SCHROEDER
Sound Designer: ROSS WIKES-HOUGHTON
Composer: DARRYL O'DONOVAN
VFX: NICOLAS BORSARI, DOMINIK BARI
Colourist: FRANCIS QURESHI
Casting Director: LIZZIE BICHARD