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Welcome to North 40

From passionate documentary story telling to action sports adrenaline, North 40 travels the globe in pursuit of the human spirit; from the Alaskan tundra to the streets of Austin, from Haitian jungles to the mountains of Nepal.

Please enjoy a few samples of our award winning work.

  1. FLOW - The Elements of Freeride

    View the Pretty Lights remix here: vimeo.com/62680422

    FINALIST: 2013 Banff Mountain Film Festival & World Tour
    WINNER: 2013 Best of the Northwest - Leavenworth International Film Festival
    WINNER: 2013 Audience Favorite - Bend Bicycle Film Festival
    WINNER: 2013 First Place - Chasing Trail (Pinkbike/Avid/Sram)
    WINNER: 2014 Best Mountain Bike Film - Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival
    FINALIST: 2014 Spokane International Film Festival
    FINALIST: 2014 Sheffield Adventure Film Festival

    Follow Geophysicist Rex Flake on a high-adrenaline mountain bike ride through the Cascade Mountains as he identifies the flora, fauna, and geology of this cinematic region and explains how all these individual elements come together to create the experience of 'Flow'. Uniquely edited without the typical hard core soundtrack, Flow uses creative graphics and sound design to bring the viewer uncomfortably close to the action.

    Rider: Rex Flake
    Director/Editor/VFX: Oly Mingo
    Camera: Charley Voorhis - Nathan Getzin - Oly Mingo
    Sound Engineer: Chad Yenney
    Filmed on location near Leavenworth, WA
    Trail: Tres
    Gear: Canon 5D & 7D
    Post: Premier/AE

  2. Pedal-Driven: The Official Trailer

    Watch Pedal-Driven streaming on Netflix: movies.netflix.com/WiMovie/Pedal-Driven/70271694

    United under cause to promote and protect our public lands; IMBA, Shimano, and Specialized have joined forces with the U.S. Forest Service and Northwest Emmy Nominated, Documentary filmmakers to provide a powerful advocacy resource not only for the mountain bike community, but local leaders, land managers, and policy makers that direct the future of our public lands.

    "Pedal-Driven: a bikeumentary" explores the framework and ideology needed to get sustainable trails on the ground in your community. If you're a frustrated rider, share the film with your stubborn land manager. If you're an embattled land manager, share it with your frustrated users.  If you've never experienced the flow of trails engineered exclusively for bicycle use, nor the freedoms of modern bicycle technology, get ready for the ride of your life!

    For 18 months, Howell at the Moon Productions traveled across the States and Canada, capturing the passion and experience of countless individuals and communities in an effort to introduce the Mountain Bike Movement to the world.  Proceeds from this non-profit project are a return investment to the mountain bike community, and will help provide IMBA with the financial tools needed to accomplish what they do best; ground working world-class trail systems in every-day communities.

    It's time Mountain Biking gains the freedom and recognition now enjoyed by our pioneering brothers of Snow and Skate. Mountain Biking is not a crime. Illegal trail building is not the solution. When education, cooperation and collaboration unite, the world will be Pedal-Driven.  

  3. The Haiti Connection

    Given the daily headlines in the media, it might seem that we have come to accept the mediaʼs motto that “If it bleeds, it leads.” All too frequently it seems, disaster and suffering get the limelight and prime time treatment, while inspiring stories of everyday heroes go untold. These invisible heroes are our neighbors, our friends, and the people we pass on the street who have made a commitment to help those in need. They come from all over the globe, and they come from your home town. They are what make “helping those in need” not just a notion, but a reality.

    For over 20 years a group of medical professionals from a small town in Washington State has made an annual trip to Northern Haiti to provide medical services to those without access to modern medical treatments. After a series of natural disasters, Haitians are more in need than ever. Recently, the group has been joined by other volunteers and expanded to include water purification systems, microfinancing, and scholarships to help Haiti rebuild.

    The Haiti Connection is a documentary that tells the stories of everyday heroes who have gone above and beyond the call of duty to to leave an extraordinary and lasting impact to those in need. It is a story of hope for the future of Haitians and other victims of disasters around the world, and for a small community in Washington State, a tale of triumph.

  4. Finding Tibet - Official Trailer

  5. The Official Austin Texas

    Recorded live in Austin, TX!

  6. Redefine - Reforming HIV/AIDS Education

    Jodie Howerton of Woodinville, Washington, mother of an HIV positive son, has begun a campaign to ensure that supplemental HIV/AIDS video materials utilized in public schools are up to date. She is leading a grassroots effort to create four 12 to 15-minute educational videos to help students in grades 5-12 understand HIV in a real life context. The videos will be available free of charge to all school districts in Washington State and will eventually be available to other school districts across the nation.

    To support the campaign here: giveto.seattlechildrens.org/hivvideo

    Music By: Clark Rhee "clarkrhee.com" and Podington Bear "podingtonbear.com"

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