Sweetgrass Productions is back with Darklight, a film that takes viewers back into a world of light and color. Supported by innovative television manufacturer Philips TV, this is the third collaboration between the soulful filmmakers at Sweetgrass Productions and Swedish creative house Ahlstrand and Wållgren. Follow professional mountain bikers Graham Agassiz, Matt Hunter, and Matty Miles on a mind-bending night ride through the moonscapes of Southern Utah to the Ewok forests of the Pacific Northwest.
A physically and mentally demanding production, this piece was shot during the midnight hours over three intense weeks. With a scrappy and determined crew of 27, thousands of pounds of camera and lighting gear was slogged, rigged, soldered, hung and broken down each night. Unlike anything ever seen before in the world of mountain biking, Darklight features arrestingly beautiful landscapes and world class riding.
An evolution of its predecessors, Darklight continues to push the creative bounds of action sports cinema.
Here is a behind the scenes look on the set of DARKLIGHT. Starting in early months of 2015 Sweetgrass assembled a crew of 27 and over 15000 lbs of lighting equipment from 4 states across the Western US. During their time on set, the team had to over come the struggles of 106 degree building conditions, rattle snake bites, 3 weeks of nocturnal living, and the mountains of logistics to keep 178 light fixtures running throughout the night.