Wednesday, November 30, 2011

"Sea to Shining Sea" is Complete!

Last summer we posted a blog about Austin Smithard's documentary, Sea To Shining Sea.  To summarize, Austin  hopped on a bike and followed 18 disabled veterans as they cycled 4000 miles over 63 days across the US.  4000 miles.  That number still boggles my mind.  He shot this doc on his Canon 5D, strapped to his back the entire ride.

We're happy to report that the film is now complete!  Please take a minute and watch the trailer HERE.   It really is a heartwarming and inspirational film. Many of the riders on this journey were at death's door, barely surviving rocket attacks, helicopter crashes and IED explosions.  Some even had last rites performed, so the fact that they were able to recover from their injuries and cycle 4000 miles... it's simply astounding.

It should be noted that this experience had an effect on Austin and many of us at Aero.  Austin is still actively cycling (even he hadn't been on a bike in over 20 years before shooting this documentary!) and he has even inspired other Aero directors to get bikes and start training for the Fireflies Ride from San Francisco to LA next year. 

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