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Pedal Through invites us into the world of director-lead Analise Cleopatra as she discovers the healing and joy of mountain biking. Analise had never camped or ridden a bike off the pavement when she decided to plan a week-long mountain biking adventure with an all Black female team: her best friend and fellow newcomer to the sport, DeJuanae Toliver, and professional mountain biker Brooklyn Bell. Together, they traverse the Oregon backcountry on an adventure full of exploration, curiosity, waterfalls, old growth forest, sparkling starscapes, and deep healing. With raw authenticity, Analise shares all the intimate foibles, fear, fun, and beauty of discovering her place in the outdoors. The landscape opens to greet her as she learns to lean into uncertainty, accept support and trust herself on this wild ride.
Cast: Analise Cleopatra, Brooklyn Bell, DeJuanae Toliver-Porter
Directed by Analise Cleopatra + Aly Nicklas – Produced by Aly Nicklas – Director of Photography, Aly Nicklas – Filmed by Aly Nicklas, Analise Cleopatra, Alisa Geiser, Jennifer Daniles – Editor, Alisa Geiser with Aly Nicklas – Story Producer, Alisa Geiser – Color by Aly Nicklas – Sound Mix by Matt Kellam – Voiceover Recording by Alexa Caravia Aerial – Cinematography by Skysight – Motion Cinema Title Design by Brooklyn Bell – Title Animation by Jessica Bressler – Additional Footage by Zack Paukert and John Walker