More Than A Race is now available on my youtube channel
More Than A Race was my first plunge into capturing trail running in a way that I wanted to with a documentary style approach & capture the narrative behind this race & steer away from the usual ‘go-pro & drone’ approach to events where videos are covered with music in the absence of narrative. Below is the synopsis blurb:
More Than A Race follows the 100-kilometre journey of some of the world’s best ultra runners in the 2014 Vibram Hong Kong 100, the city’s original solo ultra marathon. The race unfolds along Hong Kong’s hidden trails, weaving around postcard images of towering skyscrapers, beyond the iconic skyline. The juxtaposition of concrete jungle against the natural beauty of the city’s unique outdoors is captured in this short film and embodied in this quintessential Hong Kong race.
More Than A Race offers insight into the strategies, challenges, triumphs and disappointments of an ultra marathon runner. As the athletes explore the outskirts of the city, we witness their inner journeys and discover the Hong Kong 100 is more than a race.
A Lloyd Belcher Visuals Production
Directed & Produced by Lloyd Belcher
Cinematography: Lloyd Belcher, Robin Lee & Romain Riche
Featuring: Lizzy Hawker, Dave Mackey, Jez Bragg, Stone Tsang, Francesca Canepa, Vajin Armstrong, Scott Hawker, Jeremy Ritcey, Vlad Ixel, Tirtha Tamang, Bed Sunuwar & Shunsuke Okunomiya
Calligraphy: Gabriella Belcher
Translation: Chiaki Fjelddahl, Andrea Oschetti, Romain Riche, Richard Bull, Jneth Rana, Trishala Gurung, Margherita Milani
Race Film Team Logistics: Martijn Doekes
Music: ‘Kings’ by Ryan Taubert soundcloud.com/ryantaubert, ‘5am’, ‘The Fall’ & ‘Fern Flower’ by Peter Rudenko, ‘Daughters’ by Tony Anderson