North of Nightfall Nominated for a Sports Emmy Award for Outstanding Camera Work

May 13, 2019
by Sarah Moore  

North of Nightfall, a recent collaboration between Red Bull Media House and Freeride Entertainment, took Darren Berrecloth, Carson Storch, Cam Zink and Tom van Steenbergen on a mission to explore those remote, aggressive descents at the top of the world. Axel Heiberg Island, deep into the Arctic Circle, is one of the harshest, most volatile places on the planet. Normally devoid of human life, a short summer window allows the landscape to flourish under endless daylight.

The feature-length documentary is up for a Sports Emmy award for Outstanding Camera Work. The other nominees in the category are Being Serena (HBO/Endeavor Content), Hard Knocks Training Camp with the Cleveland Browns (HBO/NFL Films), XXIII Olympic Winter Games - Always Start with the Dreams (NBC), and Zion (Netflix/Bindery Films).

bigquotesWe are so privileged to have worked with so many incredibly talented individuals in the MTB industry over the years. Being recognized on the main stage at the Sports Emmy awards is a massive accolade for us and the entire action sports industry. It is eye-opening, to say the least, when you think back to the humble beginnings of New World Disorder and how a bunch of misfits helped change the sport of mountain biking forever. Although we’ve grown and branched outside of mountain biking, the sport is still core to who we are as a company. Mountain biking taught us that no matter the challenge anything is possible. The lessons we learned shooting mtb still influence how we work with major brands, NBA superstars, and Olympians. Our moto has always been work hard, have fun, and do cool shit with cool people. That’s what mountain biking has given us. We will never forget where we came from and continue to push ourselves and bring the radness of our sport to the masses.Derek Westerlund Founder - Freeride Entertainment

Cast & Crew

Cast: Darren Berrecloth, Cameron Zink, Carson Storch, Tom van Steenbergen
Director: Jeremy Grant
Producers: Ben Bryan, Shin Campos, Clark Fyans
Director of Photography: Greg Wheeler
Studio: Red Bull Media House & Freeride Entertainment

See the full team that worked on the film here.

See the Photo Epic from North of Nightfall here.

WATCH THE FULL FILM: Available Now For Digital Download

With the global demand for content production, Canadian born Freeride Recently recently opened their first US outpost in Seattle where it has expanded to a full-service content studio.

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  • 87 16
 Great film but their whole spiel about saving the environment was bogus. Every one of the guys in that movie drive lifted hd trucks with over sized tires, own mad off highway vehicles that are anything but efficient, and not to mention how much pollution they put out, on there scouting and actual mission flights. It's cool zink and bearclaw want to pretend they actually care about melting ice caps , but if they actually cared that much, they would've stayed home. Basically Bearclaw should have just said nothing about envoirmental protection and ice cap nonsense and just said more things about there personal gains from shredding those huge big gnar lines. Great film though!! But these guys are huge hippocrates that's all hahhaa
  • 18 2
 Want to save the environment? Buy locally grown food. It takes something like 10 calories of fossil fuels to raise one calorie of shit CAFO beef.
  • 15 22
flag mtbikemccoy (May 13, 2019 at 20:47) (Below Threshold)
 Nobody (including you) is perfect. Are you suggesting they should be professional adventure athletes driving a Prius out into the unknown? I’m sure they do beyond what they can and care a great deal about the environment, but these are tools of the trade. Are you this angry watching those massive wind turbine blades being trucked down the highway? You need to think outside the box. If not, you should stop watching bike videos and start watching gardening tutorials filmed using solar electricity on a recycled VHS.
  • 28 11
 "Their" spiel? you're kidding right? if anything, the movie told a climate change message, but most of what I recall was the riders LEARNING about the effect of climate change on the area they were riding-I don't remember the athletes having a 'spiel' or preaching.
Shit comment
  • 5 0
 I gotta say I thought the same thing, but no one was pretending to be an environmental advocate. The truth is the vast majority of peeps care more about the convenience of a take away coffee in a disposable cup over just making the extra time to enjoy a moment and stay still for 2 seconds- and it's a result of the way we are raised and the actions of our peers. It's so much easier to take the easy route when you have a choice...
  • 7 1
 I think it's just attractive these days for everyone to say they "believe" this or "support" that. But no one really does it, it seems its more so they don't get ripped to shreds by all the other people who "believe and support" whatever topic it is.

It is an odd thing.
  • 4 9
flag foggeloggliod (May 13, 2019 at 22:13) (Below Threshold)
 BuT wHaT AbOuT tHe ENvIrOnMeNtS
  • 4 1
 @micahaalders3: pretty sure what you wanted to say was that a kilogram of beef produces 26 kilograms of CO2 emissions.
that a calorie of beef needs 16 plant calories to be produced first.
  • 8 0
 To trigger a positive change isn't necessarily a harmless act in itself. But the positive change or development in itself could be. Most notable was manned spaceflight. Initially the goal was deep space. Moon, Mars and beyond. But when astronauts in orbit or on the moon saw earth they soon became huge advocates of preserving and protecting earth first and foremost. I competed in a solar powered race between Darwin and Adelaide once. And I'd be the first to admit that even though we do care about the environment, for us it was mostly about the challenge and the adventure. There is nothing environmental friendly about driving a car 3010km through the desert even if it is solar powered. Not when you've got a whole fleet of petrol and diesel powered cars and trucks supporting it, media cars, helicopters even near the finish. And the car is covered in GaAs solar cells and constructed from carbon/aramid-epoxy composites, even though I swear we didn't dump anything in the ocean. But there sure was some spin-off from the project that did make its way into "clean mobility" and "clean energy". Speaking of which, to be efficient when generating electricity from motion (wind, water etc) or the other way around (for electric vehicles) it takes powerful magnets. The neodymium required is a so called rare earth metal. Which implies there are only few places where you can get it (causing social conflicts) and in these cases the mining is also often very harmful. There are more than a few reasons that tech companies really need Chinese products... The lithium required for batteries is very often also a conflict mineral, to fuel the conflict in Congo. So that puts things in perspective. I wouldn't say these athletes and filmmakers didn't do anything out of line. Yes what they did there sure must have caused some damage, energy consumption and what not. But they also bring awareness.

And I believe this awareness is a huge driver for change. It becomes harder to look away. Say about a zoo whatever you want, but a modern zoo does help people to learn about and develop more respect for animals. We've got a micro-zoo in town ( You can argue about the energy to run a place like that, the chemicals it takes to make it work. A person from the lab there told me it took them over ten years to build the collection before they could even open. But until not so long ago for many people micro organism and even insects were really "ieeeuw...". I do think a place like this does help people open their minds, give insects their place to live and don't go silly with antibacterial stuff.

So of course it is easy to use those who try to make a difference as a target as they're more open to such critique than athletes, business people, politicians or just holiday people traveling the world without any incentive to do any good for the environment. But that doesn't make sense. They didn't just go there and rode their bikes. The documented it in a beautiful movie and share it with a huge audience. That in a way shares the impact and the message over a much larger population. As such you could say that the footprint per person because of all this wouldn't be any bigger than that of any of us who goes on a fun trip and keeps everything to themselves.
  • 5 1
 The views in this are amazing, so there was some nice work. But watching overgrown kids flip toy bikes down otherwise unscathed terrain is really hokey. I'm all about a good adventure and riding bikes but this looks more like a cheesy circus act. How much in gear, support, and plane rides did that take?
  • 2 3
 If you think shooting north of nightfall was bad for the environment why don’t you take a second and think about what it takes to make every tv show and movie made. If you care so much log of the internet cancel your cable and recycle your cellphone. Sell your car house and other belongings. Move into the forest butt naked and try to survive. Now you have become green.
  • 2 0
 Remember there is climate lag, in 30 years time we will see the effects of the emissions of today.

CO2 nor other Green House Gases do not have an immediate effect:

Buy new bikes while you can still bike outside...
  • 1 0
 I`m very glad to read that you are so morally superior to the rest of us. Peace. Out.
  • 1 0
 @stikmanglaspell: yeah blindly upvoted by people who probably never even watched the movie
  • 1 1
 Just 100 companies responsible for 71% of global emissions,
it Stupid to put the blame on the people when these huge corporations are the problem
  • 4 0
 @valour59: No, it is stupid to put the blame on companies when people are the problem. At the end of the day, people vote with their wallets. If people buy from the cheap/fancy dirty company, they'll support dirty business. If they buy from the expensive clean/sustainable company, they support sustainable business.
  • 1 0
 You do know that #Hippocrates was a Greek physician of the Age of Pericles (Classical Greece), who is considered one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is often referred to as the "Father of Medicine" Doctors take this oath, and......nevermind.

Maybe your spielchecker went loco, green bike bro from Portland.
  • 1 0
 @vinay: yeeah totally just going to stop by from all those coal company's on that list. or did you even bother to read that article before spouting your standard "vote with your wallet" bs.
  • 1 0
 @valour59: Yes I read the article. It states mostly investors invest in these polluting companies. But it forgets to point out that at the end of the line, the end consumer invests in these investors. You can have a bank that invests in conflict minerals, oil, weapons of mass destruction etc. Or you can consciously choose not to. To put the blame on someone else just makes you helpless. See what you can do, out of that choose what you're willing to do and do that. No one is forcing you to do everything you can possibly do. If driving that fast car makes you happy, if you really like eating meat, if you really love to travel by airplane to a distant holiday location then go ahead. But you probably don't need all of that so drop what you can do without.
  • 2 0
 @vinay: what about when the company tells you their product is clean and sustainable but then ten years later you find out it dumps co2 Into the atmosphere and causes cancer. Would you still blame the consumer? The problem is there is no transparency with corporations and they will hide the harm they are doing while we only have the choice of what’s right in front of us unless you have to education and means to seek out only environmentally friendly products.

How much good have you done lately my friend? My guess is not much more good than the rest of us so get up off your high horse.
  • 1 0
 @stikmanglaspell: I think the populus disagrees hahaha #shitcomment
  • 1 1
 @mkotowski1: Not sure how you managed to twist my words. @valour59 put the blame on the big companies and not the end consumer. I said the blame on the end consumer is bigger than that because at the end of the day they are supporting those "big companies". That goes for me too. I wasn't talking about individuals or claiming to do better than others.
  • 10 0
 Great film, well deserved nomination.
  • 2 0
 'Our moto has always been work hard, have fun, and do cool shit with cool people' or motto - Freudian slip? Shin Campos was (is) a legendary freeride snowboarder, too, from BITD -
  • 2 1
 Huh... how about that. For the first time I may actually think about watching a few minutes of the Emmy Awards. Nice work! Hopefully someone else watches and just tells me. Good stuff Freeride and Redbull!
  • 2 1
  • 3 0
 I hope free solo wins a few, if you haven't seen it yet check it out.
  • 2 0
 Yeah that docco is unreal. Check out "The Dawn Wall" too if you haven't seen it.
  • 1 0
 Love this film. Well deserved indeed. Look forward to more projects like this,
  • 2 0
 Congrats to the team....and Yeah Clay Porter!
  • 1 0
 Anyone know where those buildings built on top of those peaks are ??? unreal !
  • 1 0
 great! Follow @guardiandelvalle to the best Chilean bigmountainbike film productions!
  • 1 0
 Great cinematography, well done.

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