5/19/15

WAR






Some might find this release anachronistic, but for ESMC this film constitutes a milestone and we can’t but celebrate. Countless tough decisions, bruised prides and forgotten regrets set it above the rest. It was 18 months ago, when we engaged in the realization of our most ambitious visual adventure. Best hopes were in place but thy justice is not for the novice. Three cameras, in hands of good spirited cubs, frantically lost in a mare magnum of drunks and freaks. Little survival chance our crew had, if not steered by the whip of the always immaculate but merciless “Peliqueiros". Said to be the oldest documented carnival on the planet, "O Entroido de Laza" with os “Peliqueiros" at the helm is one of the wildest, darkest and most beautiful ceremonies we ever had the chance to watch. The “Peliqueiro", totem and tabu of the Lazan Carnival, pushes the villagers with their runs and whips to an ancestral catharsis worth fighting for. It is said that by such, they open a bridge between our world and the next, incarnating the dead they purify the pagans, becoming sacred, untouchables! They are the real stars of this piece and they behaved as such from start to end. 18 months took us to be able to release something we could live with. Endless nights, and not few fights, trying to organize hours of powerful as f*ck and beyond the fantastic, all screwed up footage.

Only one minute eighteen seconds survived the burn, blood and tears but will certainly leave no one in state of indifference. To them, and to those that gave us their precious time we shout fist in the air: Let there be the light!@#$
Direction - Roto Day


W A R from El Solitario on Vimeo.

5/7/15

People of the Winter Ride




A few friends and bikes head toward Biarritz
Each March, as the first step towards the Wheels & Waves festival in June, the Southsiders invite 50 people for a winter ride through the Pyrenees. This year there were high level bike builders, hard riders and cool human beings from around the globe and they all went over the high passes from France to Spain.  Some went fast, some went less-fast, one almost got his balls burned off by a lithium battery. Southsiders wanted to feature all 50 but there was no time.

A movie by Nick Clements
Supported by Christophe Fenwick
Photos by Hermann Köpf except first one by Laurant Nivalle





The People of the Winter Ride from Dir. Nick Clements on Vimeo.








4/22/15

The First Step to the Wheels & Waves Fourth Edition

The Southsiders' Winter Ride

Wheels & Waves is not an 'event' but a meeting of friends from around the world in a celebration of motorcycle culture, surfing, art, design, good food and great times. The early spring, Winter Ride across the snowy Pyrenees is always the first step towards the big June meeting. Illustrated here, with a short film from Men's File's Nick Clements and some photography from the talented Laurent Nivalle, a multitude of motorcycle styles and diverse riders come together to ride, eat, laugh and ride some more.

THIS IS THE FIRST STEP!


Winter Ride: The First Step from Dir. Nick Clements on Vimeo.