TruStrength Cycling | Iceland
Finding strength on the ring road of Iceland | Coming 2019
Directed by: Jon Mercer
This film follows a ten person cycling team from a small community in Maine on a journey to compete in a 1,358KM race around the perimeter of Iceland. As a short documentary, the film combines an observational filmmaking style with elements of a travelogue and engagement of action sport. Set just after the summer solstice, the team will face rapidly changing road and weather conditions as they push forward against the 72 hour time limit.
The film explores the motivations of amateur athletes pursuing a massive physical challenge and considers the role adventure plays in contemporary life. These themes will developed over the course of the race and range of life experiences from a 50/50 gendered team with ages ranging from 27-52.