'Volcanico' Wins an Emmy for Technical Achievement

Feb 5, 2019
by Paul Williams  

Words & Photography // Modify Content & Brian Nevins

Just over a year ago we embarked on a trip down to Nicaragua with Kurt Sorge, Nico Vink and Kyle Jameson. This story has been told before when the film Volcanico was released.

Fast forward to now and the film just won an Emmy for Technical Achievement thanks to our Director of Photography, Matt Katsolis. The trip was a very bumpy ride but you can't tell from Matt's gimbal like arms from up in the Helicopter.
Long shot of the dudes mainlining it down the volcano.
Director of Photography Matt Katsolis holding the Emmy for our film Volcanico.
The man with the Gold.

After we returned from the first trip down to Nicaragua, we all knew we had to go back. So we did. Between the two trips we had so much good riding footage that we compiled them into a new full action riding edit. Kick back and watch the dudes do what they love.

Cheers!

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Photos by Brian Nevins // @NevinsPhotos
Kurt Sorge getting ready to drop in on Momotombo Volcano.
Kurt Sorge getting ready to drop in on Momotombo Volcano

Cutting into the Jungle nearing the bottom of Momotombo Volcano.
Cutting into the Jungle nearing the bottom of Momotombo Volcano

Nico Vink cruising into the sunset on Momotombo.
Nico Vink cruising into the sunset on Momotombo

Mid run down Momotombo giving you a perspective for how massive this volcano is.
Mid run down Momotombo giving you a perspective for how massive this volcano is

Nico planning his line down Momotombo.
Nico planning his line down Momotombo

Dropping in from the top of Momotombo as the storms combine.
Dropping in from the top of Momotombo as the storms combine




27 Comments

  • + 51
 Explosive announcement. I just lava this.
  • + 9
 So magma-nanimous of Emmy people to show love for MTB!
  • + 7
 The film certainly didn't make me dormant.
  • + 9
 Erupting with joy at this news. Those 3 geyser certainly have got flow.
  • + 3
 This news doesnt blow.
  • + 4
 I you ashed me, I would say it was quite a show
  • + 2
 @AidenGowans:
You should be ash-amed at that rock bottom comment.
Beer
  • + 25
 Obsidian here in my cubicle tryna think of a glassy thing to say about this achievement. I pumice to try harder next time.
  • + 4
 I'd caldera-chievement quite incendiary, in other words it rocks, they deserve to be the cinder of attention
  • + 14
 Did Nico come up with the name of the movie?
  • + 3
 That’s exactly what I thought
  • + 7
 Amazed that this won the Emmy. Congrats to the team! Seems like a real giant-killer nomination! Would love to read the blurb submitted for the Emmy. Love to know more about what it was that set them apart in terms of technical achievement.
  • + 1
 Same here. It would be fun to hear more about the technical achievements involved.
  • + 5
 Serious question - is that movie better than the other MTB movies for some reason? Or did they just apply for an award that most MTB movies do not?
We get a lot of video content on things like pinkbike, Red Bull, etc., but I didn't immediately spot what made this one better than other adventure/ride edits. Maybe the difference is obvious if you are watching it in a theatre as opposed to at home.
  • + 2
 Curious as well. Not to discredit this in anyway, but “Riding the Tatshenshini” and “North of Nightfall” seem to be way more out there and not relying on cars and hotels etc. I can’t even imagine trying to keep all the equipment safe and dry while moving locations on the Tatshenshini.
  • + 2
 That volcano is great, but try this one... Etna, Sicily (Italy) less complicated

www.youtube.com/watch?v=539G5IITqog

www.youtube.com/watch?v=_BfiJ_1GrcY
  • + 4
 The final scene gave me a feeling I haven't gotten since Roam. Righteous.
  • + 1
 "Superultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis."- That's one of the longest words in medical English, and what they woulda got without those respirators. Worse than Black Lung.

Beautiful video, though.
  • + 3
 NICO VINK WITH THAT TIE DYE
  • + 2
 Great to see more mtb getting into the mainstream
  • + 1
 Wow, great images! Especially the sunsets and them walking through the moon!
  • + 1
 I probably wouldnt want to be following anyone down the volcano inhaling all that back dust
  • + 1
 That hat, goggle, respirator combo looks pretty badass!
  • + 1
 What bikes? Ohhh Polygon and Scott..
Awesome bikes wooohooooo
  • + 3
 pretty random
  • + 1
 Sick!

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