Shaun Palmer – Miserable Champion: Winner of 2013 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Judges Special Prize.
7 times world champion, 6 XGames Golds, 38 elite victories and 117 career podiums in SEVEN different sports. A shocking portrait of Shaun Palmer, the notorious bad boy of extreme sports who’s partied as hard as he’s trained. Featuring Sheffield mountain bike legend Steve Peat.
Shaun Palmer – Miserable Champion was part of the of the successful Sheffield Adventure Film Festival (ShAFF). If you missed it there is a chance to look back at some of the best films from the 2013 festival. If you didn’t catch them here’s your chance to do so. If you did, well, come and watch them again!
Other films on include:
All I Can – Imagination (5mins)
Winner of 2013 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Best Short Film Award.
Catching a bus never looked so cool. Freestyle skier extraordinaire JP Auclair’s continuous downhill urban ski run on dirty slush and concrete is glorious ski porn with a deeper message about the challenges of global climate change. (See if you can spot his snapped ski tip!)
Strength In Numbers (53mins)
Winner of 2013 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Steve Peat Best Bike Film (Silver).
In the follow-up to their hit ‘Follow Me’ Anthill Films’ stated mission was to “explore the shared experiences that connect us all as mountain bikers”. From the pros on the World Cup Circuit to kids on dirt jumps to the novice mountain bikers of Nepal, the film celebrates that taste of freedom you got the first time you rode your bike without stabilisers. Featuring British athletes Gee and Rachel Atherton, Tracy Mosely and Sheffield’s finest, Steve Peat.
Kilian Martin – Altered Route (4mins)
Winner of 2013 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Best Short Film (Silver).
One of the most creative riders on the scene, Spanish skateboarder Kilian Martin explores an abandoned family fun park in the Mojave Desert. Brought to life by film-maker Brett Novak with archive Super8 footage of happier times gone by and an atmospheric soundtrack, Martin’s dance-like technique and astonishing board control make this short a real work of art.
Lacon De Catalunya (5mins)
Winner of 2013 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival Steve Peat Best Bike Film (Bronze).
Spanish free rider Andreu Lacondeguy hones his skills on his 13 metre high run in at his training compound near Barcelona. As the Norwegian film-makers Antimedia put it: “We had a blast with a week of dirt, cameras, drones, motocross and mountain bikes”. Check out more of Andreu’s amazing talent in ‘Where the Trail Ends’.
The event takes place at Showroom Cinema, Sheffield on Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 8.15pm.