Insight TV, aproducer and broadcaster of adventure travel and extreme sports genres in true, unscripted 4K UHD HDR, is launching Secrets of DarkFEST a behind-the-scenes, no holds barred film that delves into the trials and tribulations of creating one of the world’s craziest mountain bike (MTB) events, Pure Darkness: DarkFEST, co-produced with Monster Energy. Secrets of DarkFEST will premiere on September 2bd.
The 60-minute movie features jaw dropping stunts and sees riders battling the elements on massive ramps including the 70-foot-tall roll in, on the spectacular southern tip of the African continent at Garden Route Trail Park in Knysna, South Africa. It gives mountain bike and extreme sports fans the opportunity to experience the highs and lows that come with building a unique MTB course over three weeks, which will frighten even the most experience riders.
The narrative revolves around MTB hero and project mastermind Sam Reynolds. DarkFEST has been his dream for the past five years and it took him and his core team countless hours to plan and prepare the course. His aim is to break new boundaries while making sure everyone involved has the time of their life. An event of this nature was only possible because these close athletes and friends came together as family to put 100 per cent of their effort into making the project happen.
“We’re really excited to showcase this film, which is based on a sport that has a huge following around the world. To be able to work with Monster Energy is a thrill for us and allows us to really push the boundaries of our unique programming,” says Arun Maljaars, Global Content Strategy Manager.
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