The Reason

When it comes to the hyper niche world of vintage motorcycle racing, the Barber Vintage Festival is as big as it gets. In this emotional and sincere journey we discover why racers from all over the country make the trip to Barber, Alabama each year. This intimate glimpse follows a handful of those kindred spirits as they put their bodies and lives on the line - all for the love of it.

Director - Noah Conopask

Noah is a director and photographer, whose Commonwealth Games film for the BBC was recently honored with a gold award at the Ciclope Festival in Berlin. He’s known for his ability to capture moments of human vulnerability and strength in the context of cutting-edge brand work. Noah brought his knack for combining connective narratives with striking imagery to commercials for Bose, Asics, Under Armour, Academy Sports, Red Bull and more. He first discovered the impact of capturing human struggle on film, as he documented his childhood buddies skating on a neighborhood half-pipe in Arnold, Maryland. Noah subsequently has transferred that passion into shooting world-class athletes and celebrities across the globe.

Director : Noah Conopask

Producer : Noah Conopask

Category : Short Film in competition

Duration : 4 minutes 20

Country : USA