You may have heard of photographer Derek Frankowski before (we've featured his shots in the mag before)...well he has been quietly and secretly working on this project with filmamker Ryan Gibb for some time now. We are promised something completely different, a film like we have never seen before. And from the images that have already seen it does look like something special. Anyway, here's the press release about the newly launched site:

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Life Cycles Creating New Paradigm in Adventure Sports Filmmaking

Life Cycles is a mountain bike film currently being produced by acclaimed cycling photographer Derek Frankowski and accomplished filmmaker Ryan Gibb. The cutting edge project promises to redefine the bike film landscape. Shot in super HD on a Red One camera and featuring some of the industry’s top pros, Frankowski and Gibb have already spent years on the project, quietly amassing some of the most revolutionary action sequences ever caught on film. “We are trying to create a different film about mountain biking,” says Frankowski. “One that will represent the sport and showcase it from a fresh angle. For us it’s about telling a story in the most creative and visually stunning way possible.” Filming in locations in Canada, U.S., Japan and Iceland, Life Cycles will be wrapping their shoot schedule later this summer. Audiences can expect to see the film later in 2009. To check out their new website go to

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