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Standing Start

Duration: 12 minutes & 30 seconds (60sec clip) Made in: Scotland 2007


Just what does it take to be the fastest starter in the world? Standing Start gives a unique insight into Olympic cyclist Craig MacLean's life, his unflinching focus and preparation to battle it out on the world stage - portrayed like a gladiator. [1 min preview clip]

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Film Credits:

Director: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell
Producer: Adrian McDowall & Finlay Pretsell
Editor: Mark Jenkins
Writer: Des Dillon
Camera: Martin Radich & Scott Ward
Music: Matthew Aldworth
Dubbing Mix: John Cobban


DOCNZ, New Zealand 2009
GZDOC, China 2008
Camerimage, Lodz 2008
Cucalorus, USA 2008
Doclisboa 2008
Sheffield Docfest 2008
Reykjavik Short FF 2008
Temecula Valley International FF, California 2008
Dokufest Kosovo 2008
International Touring (New York) Bicycle Film Festival 2008
Edinburgh Bike Film Festival 2008
Leicester Bicycle Film Festival 2008
Iowa City International Doc Festival 2008
River Run International Film Festival 2008
Edinburgh International Film Festival 2007
Dumfries Film Festival 2007
Shoot First Edinburgh 2007

Grierson Best New Comer Award Shortlist 2008

Shooting Format: DV-Cam,
Screening Formats: Digi-Beta DV-Cam DVD (Pal)


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