Video: Sights & Sounds of MTB in a Fresh Medium in 'My Last Day of Summer' - Race Face Creator Series

Sep 27, 2019
by Race Face  


Filmmaker: Kristina Wayte

Synopsis: It's the last day of summer and Julia is at the local bike shop hoping that her bike can be fixed. While checking out the flashy displays of new bikes and shiny components, a comic book catches her eye. The comic explores a world which stylizes the sights and sounds she experiences on the trails. The comic captures her imagination and she soon finds herself on a ride like none other.

Why We Chose This Film: A unique vision of the sights and sounds of mountain biking through a different medium. When Kristina pitched us on the idea of an animated project, we jumped at the chance to see the world of possibilities that it would open for the film. She has not disappointed, delivering a dynamic and fresh vision of riding and the freedom it brings to an amazing young rider – Julia Lofqvist Traum!

Head over to Creator Series to see more behind the scenes photos and video!




Tune in Monday for the start of round 2 of of the Creator Series filmmakers. First up will be The Isle of the Gods, featuring Unior-Devinci rider, Keegan Wright.




68 Comments

  • 62 0
 Such a cool film, Julia is a ripper! Great work on the animation too, can't imagine how long that must have taken.
  • 12 0
 A lot of time but a lot was experimenting too. I had never created a blend between art and animation so it was a huge learning experience! Glad you enjoyed it, your film was amazing and beautiful!
  • 24 1
 That workshop's door tho...
  • 1 1
 totes
  • 18 0
 Amazing! Loved everything about it, and the "gag reel" ending left me smiling even more.
  • 12 0
 So good! Most MTB films are the same thing over and over, really rather dull once you've seen one. But this. THIS! Awesome. You also gotta love Julia's super fluid style which meshes perfectly with this film. All around jaw dropping good stuff that I'm going to have to go watch again.
  • 2 1
 She contributed so much, I felt so lucky she could be a part of the film!
  • 1 0
 Totally agree. Amazing work @Xtreena Julia is a ripper!!
  • 12 0
 just waiting who will write first: damn, she is a bigger ripper than me Big Grin
  • 9 4
 CGI, man. I'm not bothered.
  • 8 0
 I'm absolutely loving this series. I hardly ever watch longer 'story' style videos, but the quality and narrative behind all of these is amazing. I've shared the first two in a Slack channel for people doing creative jobs where I work, and even non-MTBers are totally awestruck by them. It would be awesome if Race Face published the comic book in this video. It would be a cool collector's item : )
  • 3 0
 @dakuan: Awesome. Cheers!
  • 3 0
 thanks for sharing the link! Proceeds will go to film festival fees!
  • 9 0
 I've been following Kristina Wayte for quite awhile on instagram, she goes by sketchytrails. She does some really cool mtb art.
  • 2 0
 Awww thanks for your support!
  • 7 0
 Well this was just a great way to start feel good Friday. This was all around rad. Best of the series thus far. Thanks for introducing a wicked young shredder and great art. Made a fan outta me.
  • 3 1
 She inspired me so much, thanks for the kind words ????
  • 10 0
 That was amazing.
  • 8 0
 Submit this one to the Banff Mountain Film Festival. Unique video and great talent!
  • 3 0
 We totally plan to!
  • 6 0
 Just wow! Loved everything about this video: the sounds, the artwork, the riding, the photography... One of the top I've seen this year for sure.
  • 6 0
 Wow, that was some original stuff guys! Animations and video blended together perfectly.
  • 3 0
 Absolutely fantastic work! This is an incredible piece of art that I'm sure will draw more attention from a diverse crowd of the younger generations and old! Thank you so much for making this and fantastic shredding Julia! Shout out to Kat and the Sweetline team for continuing to grow our community. As well as Mike and the Duthie crew for having such an amazing park 3 Great job! Thank you again, this was so great to watch!
  • 3 0
 Yeah I’m with all the other rider’s comments here. That was such a well done video on every level. Art, acting, riding, cinematography, soundtrack, editing etc. MTB art with a capitol A. Btw I think this young girl rider has a real future ahead of her. Not only can she shred, but she can act, and the camera likes her. She has that indescribable quality that immediately captures you and keeps you watching. You “care” about the character within seconds of seeing her. To be able to communicate so much so quickly takes genuine natural talent. This young lady has it in spades.
  • 6 0
 Best video of the year. Congrats.
  • 5 0
 Such a refreshing film, the animation makes this film extra special. Kristina and her team did an amazing job!
  • 3 0
 Julia RIPS.

Really refreshing to see Kristina's work animated. I liked the 'rotoscope' moment around 5:20 where the live and animated come together.
  • 3 0
 NICE video love the shots! What a shredder and man those trails are sicktastic....so lucky to have those in our backyard and have the crew at evergreen!!
  • 3 0
 Julia! Sweetlines! Duthie! haha... and Renton. The film feels pretty original content-wise.Nice to see something cool and different.
  • 4 0
 Well done, very well done!!!
  • 4 0
 Superb. Really talented on and off the bike!
  • 4 0
 Silence....other than the buzz of those hubs.
  • 4 0
 Great content! Very watchable
  • 3 0
 Awesome video!

@pinkbike, why can’t I see the “Add to favourites” button on mobile?
  • 2 0
 Such a refreshing break from the normal stuff, and great riding. Shredding Duthie harder than I probably ever will, great work!
  • 2 0
 This is unbelievable. So good!! We are so lucky to live where we live and see the young shredders take full advantage of the terrain.
  • 1 0
 Been following sketchytrails on insta and have been really looking forward to seeing this, much better than I hoped! Well done on combining your unique illustration style into a format that just works so well.
  • 3 0
 Wow, this is super amazing! Nothing like this exists. Loved it.
  • 1 0
 Only thing I would criticize is that when the credits appear they don't have enough screen time ... and everyone involved deserves some serious recognition TRULY WELL DONE
  • 2 0
 Innovative, creative and great performance! This is a great film ! Thanks Race Face for sponsering this !
  • 1 0
 YAY Shredulia! Always a pleasure seeing your smile on the trail. Brooke loved your video and can't wait to see you again! Keep Shredding!
  • 3 0
 Thanks! That was dope!
  • 3 0
 Amazing.
  • 3 0
 Nice work Teaner!
  • 1 0
 Thanks R Weezy!
  • 3 0
 So good!
  • 3 0
 That was awesome!
  • 2 0
 Fantastic, just fantastic.
  • 2 0
 Beautifully done + awesome rider! Really enjoyed watching it!
  • 1 0
 I recognize that bike shop. They are really great! Saved me on more than one occasion.
  • 1 0
 Oh good. Another 14-15 year old that I can't even dream of keeping up with. Great work!
  • 2 0
 Go Julia! Yew!
  • 2 0
 wow
  • 1 0
 Holy crap this is so good!
  • 1 0
 The one to beat, I think!
  • 1 0
 Amazing!!!! This is so awesome!
  • 2 0
 AWSOME!!!!!!
  • 1 0
 SO good!!! Nice riding little lady!
  • 1 0
 All the feelz! Can’t wait to show this to my kids tonight...
  • 1 0
 Absolutely fantastic to see friends put out something so amazing!
  • 1 0
 Wow Kristina. Phenomenal work. Proud of you all.
  • 1 0
 Love how this turned out! Great work and congrats!
  • 1 0
 Yeah!!!!! This is so good! Great job Kristina and Julia!!!
  • 1 0
 Little Pinner gots some steeze...sick.
  • 1 0
 Incredible work, thank you for sharing it with us all!
  • 1 0
 this series is so intensely beautiful
  • 1 0
 Love this!

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