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Video: Beautiful Cinematography & Dillon Butcher's Big Bike Dream Tricks in 'Myth'

May 14, 2024 at 10:04
by ForbiddenBike  

We are proud to present our freeride MTB short film, “Myth”, the product of the partnership between Forbidden athlete Dillon Butcher and filmmaker Liam Morgan. The short film showcases the Vancouver Island local's creative and unique style aboard his Forbidden Dreadnought. ‘Myth’ takes you through the lush spring and moody fall forests of Vancouver Island to the dusty summer deserts of Kamloops, B.C. in a dynamic string of riding sequences. Dillon’s one-of-a-kind style and creative combos blended with Liam’s cinematography and editing make for a passionate and energetic piece that we hope gets you stoked to get out there and ride your bike.


bigquotesMy goals coming into this project were to basically take what I can do on a hardtail and apply that to my big bike. Liam and I set out to shoot a variety of different locations across Vancouver Island and B.C. I wanted to highlight some tricks that had been in the back of my mind for a while but never got around to doing. I got a lot of inspiration from watching other riders' video projects, they get me stoked to go out and shoot. Moving forward I would like to continue pushing myself, thinking outside the box and getting people stoked to go out and ride their bike!

This project was Liam and I’s first solo project together. We have a very similar vision as to how we want the final product to turn out so it made it very easy to work together.
Dillon Butcher

 Myth ft. Dillon Butcher. Photo Liam Morgan
 Myth ft. Dillon Butcher. Photo Liam Morgan

bigquotesMy main goal was to prioritize showcasing Dillon’s riding over anything else. As a filmmaker, I wanted to make sure that the cinematography and editing would both complement his style and not distract from the riding. I also wanted to shoot in contrasting settings and compile the timeline in sort of a ‘montage’ style. From start to finish, I wanted the video to be as visually entertaining as possible and I figured that this would be an interesting way to make that happen. Luckily, British Columbia is an amazing place to make this concept work. On the coast, you can find the lushest forests and just a few hours inland, you can be in a desert.

Dillon is one of my favourite people to shoot ever, and I’ve always been such a big fan of his riding. He’s super laid back but keen to put everything he’s able to into each and every shoot; he doesn't settle for mediocrity, and I think that’s why we work so well together.
Liam Morgan

 Myth ft. Dillon Butcher. Cinematography editing Liam Morgan

Thank you for watching.

Presented by: Forbidden Bike Co.
Rider: Dillon Butcher
Cinematography/Editing: Liam Morgan
Song: Myth - Beach House

With respect and gratitude, we acknowledge the indigenous peoples and first caretakers of the unceded traditional territories that this video is shot on.

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  • 30 1
 Must watch mention is missing
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 Mad style and beautiful video
  • 10 1
 Mustfrickenwatch! #dillongotrobbed
Beautiful, brilliant filming, perfect soundtrack, bags of style, phenomenal location. Extension on some of the nacs was off the charts.
Best thing I've seen in a long time.
  • 6 0
 Wow!! Fantastic edit, riding, style, shots. Makes me want to go ride bikes right this minute.
  • 3 0
 Such a good video. Proud to pilot a Dreadnought into any battle. This bike can do it all. Perfect blend in of slow mo shots to really appreciate what he's doing on the bike. love to be able to pilot it like Dillon...kid rips!!
  • 1 0
 There was a lot of time during this edit to look at the bike flying through the air and I have to say...I want one.
  • 4 0
 Geez, what a nice video, well done. When I hear this song it takes me back to Mike Aitken's Perspective 002 video.
  • 4 0
 This felt like a video from a different era, but modern and so damn steezy. It was perfect.
  • 2 0
 I was at work watching this, and replayed it not once, not twice, but thrice. Too. Good.
  • 3 0
 Fuck me this is underrated
  • 3 0
 I love the speed and agression he puts in to his tricks, so explosive.
  • 2 0
 Loved it - amazing builds and stunning riding. Dillon's got a deep bag of tricks on that Dreadnought!
  • 1 0
 not only that, every trick he does he does to perfection
  • 2 0
 The 1 foot Fogel to table was absolutely filthy - F*ck yeah bud!
  • 1 0
 Excellent riding , filming and choice of music, it makes me want to ride but at a much lower level unfortunately.
  • 1 0
 There's bike control, and then there's this. Bike mind control. Incredible riding, and well shot.
  • 2 0
 He's good at jumps.
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 Absolute slayer! Has all the tricks, super steezy!
  • 1 0
 In the words of Jim Carrey, "B-E-A-utiful".
  • 1 0
 Unreal shapes being thrown around. Love the style
  • 1 0
 Hell yeah!!
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 Just brilliant
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 so gud
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