Watch: ‘From the Ash’ With Pro Mountain Biker Nico Vink

“From The Ash” is a visual metaphor for pushing forward as the world seemingly crumbles around you. In May of 2018 the Ute Park wildfire burnt 36,740 acres; a large swath of it was on the Philmont Scout Ranch.

Directed by Ryan Gibb, “From The Ash” is Gibb’s first foray back into feature mountain bike filmmaking since he and Derek Frankowski made the classic “Life Cycles” a decade ago. The culmination of one of the more challenging film shoots imaginable, “From The Ash” is a staggering combination of perseverance, incredibly creative filmmaking, and the masterful riding of Nico Vink. The result is a short film we’ll remember for a long time.

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Thank you to the Boy Scouts of America for allowing us to film on location at Philmont. For the best experience, please use headphones or a great sound system.

Featuring: Nico Vink
Directed By: Ryan Gibb
Cinematography By: Liam Mullany, Scott Secco, and Ryan Gibb
Additional Cinematography By: Austin Hopkins and Arnie Rodriguez
Score Composed By: Blitz//Berlin
Post Sound By: Keith White Audio
Colourist: Sam Gilling
Post Work: Dan Gaud
Still Photographer: Bruno Long
Quote Written By: Jeff Collins

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Special Thanks to:
Kaylee Gibb
Tony Olmsted
Jessie Jones
Brecken Dalley
Sean Larsen
Keith Nelson
Ben Harper
Brittany Gibeau
Brett Hills

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