Must Watch: DEATHGRIP - First Glimpse Teaser

Dec 12, 2016 at 17:41
by Clay Porter  
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Today began more than ten years ago when Brendan Fairclough – one of the sport’s most influential riders and Clay Porter – one of mountain biking’s most experienced image capturers, became friends. Now their vision for the future of the sport has emerged. The duo, born and raised worlds apart, have come together and this is their story…

For the last two years, Fairclough and Porter have traveled to every inhabited continent on the planet with a simple goal: to show the world a new vision of mountain biking. Joined on this quest by a collection of the most progressive and influential riders that this generation of mountain biking has to offer, Fairclough and Porter have embarked on an all-out assault on the bleeding edge of the sport's limits. Today, Fairclough and Porter are releasing the first glimpse teaser to this tale and officially announcing their mountain bike film, DEATHGRIP - a relentless mission to challenge the limits of creativity, technology, and the human potential. DEATHGRIP is a creative oasis for Fairclough and Porter - a place where the raw expression of Fairclough’s riding ability is captured with the most progressive filmmaking technology against the backdrop of the most visually engaging locations in the world. This first glimpse teaser offers a sneak peek behind the curtains, a first vision into what is destined to be the year’s most exciting film release.

DEATHGRIP will debut its world premiere in Fairclough’s home city of London, England in April 2017. The film will set sail on a global premier tour including a North American premiere at the Sea Otter Classic in Monterey, California, bringing DEATHGRIP to live audiences around the world. The film is set for a global digital release on April 25, 2017 - the day before track walk of the first World Cup round of 2017.

#DEATHGRIPMOVIE
Image by Boris Beyer

Image by Boris Beyer


Image by Duncan Philpott

Image by Duncan Philpott


DEATHGRIP is a Metis Creative film in association with GoPro.

Supported by Scott Sports, Lifeproof and Monster Energy.

Further support provided by Yakima, DMR Bikes, Troy Lee Designs, Deity Components, Freeride Madeira and Pinkbike.

Produced in partnership with Raised By Wolves.

Starring: Brendan Fairclough and featuring: Brandon Semenuk, Josh Bryceland, Sam Hill, Andreu Lacondeguy, Sam Reynolds, Ryan Howard, Nico Vink, Andrew Neethling, Dan Atherton, Kyle Jameson and Olly Wilkins.

Image by Eric Palmer.

Image by Eric Palmer


Image by Jacob Gibbins.

Image by Jacob Gibbins


Brendan Fairclough (Starring Athlete - London, England) is one of mountain biking’s biggest influencers. A World Cup racer at heart and by trade, Fairclough’s riding has taken him around the world since the age of seventeen. The sport has made a mark on Fairclough and he fully intends to return the favor through DEATHGRIP. Fairclough currently rides for the G-Staad Scott team. 2017 marks his 11th consecutive season of World Cup racing.

Clay Porter (Director - San Francisco, California) has spent more than half his life documenting the sport of downhill mountain biking and created some of the genre’s most influential and successful projects including Won’t Back Down: The Steve Peat Story (2014), 3 Minute Gaps (2011), The Atherton Project (2011 – 2009) and Between The Tape (2007). DEATHGRIP marks Porter’s tenth globally distributed mountain bike film project. During the past few years, Porter has created commercial content for a range of brands including Nike, Coca-Cola, Lexus, and Girl Skateboards. For the past 5 years, he has worked primarily with Metis Creative production colleagues Cameron Baird and John Reynolds since the commercial production boutique’s founding in 2011. Porter currently serves as the creative director of Metis Creative.

Deathgrip image.


MENTIONS: @GoPro / @SCOTT-Sports / @dmrbikes / @troyleedesigns / @deityusa




103 Comments

  • + 216
 yeah, boys!
  • + 81
 Glad you guys are keeping Brendan on the team. A top 10 rider and a top 10 freerider. No brainer to hang onto him as long as you guys can.
  • + 184
 Winning is temporary, style is permanent.
  • + 22
 that is true and soo deep mate i can event see you anymore... haha xD
  • + 27
 completely irrelevant but.... ratboy just announced hes not retiring
  • + 5
 @steve-sxt: He had enough of Portland, eh?
  • + 2
 Looks epic - I'll be trying to see it at the Sea Otter if all the industry hoodrats don't get all the +1s (like they usually do).
  • + 1
 @steve-sxt: source!?
  • + 2
 @anchoricex: his fb page, he commented on a photo not to listen to claudio about the carbon footprint thing and that he is not retiring
  • + 0
 @steve-sxt: Indeed, he has taken up single-speed cyclocross!
  • + 109
 Brendan is one of the rare riders that can have a memorable race run without winning, make all of the race report videos / pictures because of how good he looks on the bike, compete in rampage, make awesome videos and still stand a good chance of top 10 at a world cup.

Definately a rider that is a huge asset to his sponsors.
  • + 36
 Great Scott, the pace looks awesome, gonna be outta breath watching it.......Braaaaaap
  • + 2
 I'm going outside to watch this on repeat. I may be some time.
  • + 32
 It's been a long while since a trailer impressed me this much! Can't wait to see it!
  • + 25
 This film is going to be a face melter! Honored to be part of it!
  • + 23
 So you are telling me there is a movie with Brendog starring in every segment?

My screen's style-o-meter will go through the roof when it comes out!!
  • + 15
 Beyond proud to say I have been able to work for clay this past year as the assistant for Metis creative. Watching things unfold with this film is truly something different than the rest. Clay is one the downright coolest dudes I have ever been privileged to hangout with let alone work for. This ones gonna be a game changer guys..... 3 cheers for claydog!
  • + 12
 Goddamn I just got the chills. Stoked.
  • + 3
 get it mooseman
  • + 7
 2017 already trying to make up for 2016.
  • + 7
 Gripping video.
  • + 5
 I actually cleaned all the smudges off my phone screen to watch this. Looks rad!
  • + 6
 "Clay Porter and Brendog"... Shut up and take my money!
  • + 5
 you know you're a film maker when you take a photo of a camera that is taking a photo
  • + 4
 Hold on here a wee second. Its coming April. April ffs. Its fucking December. Christmas......ruined!
  • + 1
 Looks killer! I'd rather not hear professional voice overs in these new slick MTB films though, it just doesn't mesh well with riding in my opinion.
"In a world... where Rob Schneider... is a carrot".
  • + 4
 Looks like Brendog got inspired by some Rad Company...
  • + 5
 he WAS in Rad company haha ... Wink that Fiji segement with semenuk was the bombbb
  • + 3
 @RedBurn: That Fiji segment is probably in my top 5 bike movie segments ever
  • + 3
 to have that much style and be that god damn handsome. Some people have all the luck
  • + 3
 AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! I can't wait!!! So stoked!!!
  • + 2
 University thesis due in on the 24th of April then I can spend the rest of the week with this on repeat.
  • + 1
 Good luck mate
  • + 2
 Looks cool! Can you imagine doing any of those jumps without first pounding a can of Monster energy though?
  • + 1
 Watched this trailer 47 times already and still not bored of it. Can only imagine how many times I am going to watch the full movie.
  • + 1
 That was the most massive 60-second teaser I can ever recall seeing. If the full-length video is anything comparable, I think I can wait until April.
  • + 3
 Semenuk and Reynolds are in this too... It's going to be quite a ride!
  • + 3
 is there another one???
shred with style!!
  • + 4
 Dis gon' be good!
  • + 2
 It would be the fucking icing on the cake if they used the band deathgrips for one of the songs
  • + 2
 Somebody feed that starving ass cow!
  • + 1
 "DEATHGRIP - a relentless mission to challenge the limits of creativity, technology, and the human potential."
  • + 2
 Thank God GoPro is sponsoring it and not contour or bandit Big Grin
  • + 2
 I'm just happy that we will still get to see Ratboy's riding in 2017.
  • + 2
 you wanna check comments in his most recent FB post !
  • + 1
 This coming in April and Fast 8 in the theaters by then? I don't think my body can handle that much adrenaline
  • + 1
 whaaaaaaat tha.... it's sickest trailer ever in mtb movie world...they got all of us drooling for more......ahhhh can't wait
  • + 3
 Pants, soiled.
  • + 1
 brendog always has style and flows in the air looking forward to watching this bad boy Smile
  • + 2
 FUUUUCKKK YEAAAHHH BRENDAAAAWWWG
  • + 2
 Fairclough so much deserves a decent movie, way to go!
  • + 1
 Super stoked to show this great movie on big screens! Alp-Con CinemaTour 2017 - www.alp-con.net
  • + 2
 AHHHH why do we have to wait so long. Looks freaking amazing Smile
  • + 1
 Probably going to watch this 20+ times when it comes out just as i've done with unReal
  • + 2
 Holy shit I just blew my load.
  • + 2
 WOOWOOO all aboard the hype train.
  • + 3
 damn dude
  • + 1
 Mate... Bangin' line up or what?!?

Visuals look like they'll be as fantastic as the riders too.

Buzzin' for Aprilllllll!!!
  • + 1
 Fuckin love Clay and Brendog - can't wait for this!
  • + 1
 Style for Miles! So sick!
  • + 1
 UGH, we have to WAIT to April?? I want it now!
  • + 1
 Why do I find the talking so silly...it's just so silly
  • + 1
 helli whip over that cow... 0:22
  • + 1
 Looks amazing can not wait to see this!!!
  • + 1
 Oh damn, April has never felt so far away!
  • + 1
 Another rad video to add to the collection... stoked!
  • + 2
 cant wait
  • + 2
 That was fun to watch!!
  • + 1
 Looks insane, now we just have a very long wait until april!
  • + 2
 Holy sh*t
  • + 2
 Looking fwd to it
  • + 2
 DVD's, remember them
  • + 2
 pumped!!
  • + 1
 2017 officially now a good year!
  • + 2
 Yoooooo
  • + 1
 this film will be EPIC! I can't wait.
  • + 2
 Bring it Brendog!
  • + 1
 Oh Man!!! 1080p truly is a gift from the GODS!!!
  • + 2
 that was intense.
  • + 1
 I predict that this will be one of the best things ever!
  • + 1
 This is gona be the DOGS bollocks, AND BANG
  • + 1
 UAUUUUUUUU!
  • + 1
 SIRIously dank footy bro
  • + 1
 Narrated by Siri
  • + 1
 Madeira island !!!
  • + 1
 S.I.C.K
  • + 1
 Next level !!!!
  • + 1
 Looks sweet
  • + 1
 this is porn
  • + 3
 but better
  • + 1
 So ready to see this!
  • - 3
 Sure hope they keep those lenses and sensors dust-free, would hate to see dust spots on the film like in 99% of the MTB videos.
  • + 1
 Haha dude, this is a Clay Porter movie...I don't think you need to worry too much
  • - 1
 eh
  • - 1
 DIPSKIPPADEE !
  • - 1
 BRAAMM!
  • - 1
 Cyan wait!
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