Trailnotes is a collection of stories capturing the lifestyles of passionate mountain bikers from the Southern Hemisphere Mecca of Rotorua, New Zealand and the infamous trails of the Whakarewarewa Forest. The film follows four unique individuals and showcases their stories of how mountain biking captivated their lives and what has drawn them to the sport and intoxicating location of the forest. Each of these interconnected stories creates a tapestry of the local scene that mimics the winding trails of the forest. These stories of personal battles, commitment and passion to the sport of mountain biking, illustrate both the individual and collective culture that these trails breed.
After a successful national premiere tour the film has now been released digitally on iTunes globally, debuting at Number 1 on the New Zealand and Australian iTunes movie charts for documentary. At the time of print Trailnotes retains its Number 1 documentary status in the New Zealand iTunes store and is sitting at Number 4 documentary in the Australian iTunes store. However the most exciting outcome for the filmmakers is that the film currently sits at Number 11 and Number 18 in the sports charts for the Canadian and United States iTunes stores. Not bad for a little mountain bike film from Rotorua!
The film can be downloaded directly from the New Zealand iTunes store here. It is available in 33 countries globally so if you have any ex-pat riders that could be keen to see it, flick it their way.
200 limited edition DVDs have just arrived in the country as well and are available on the trailnotesfilm.com website for $45 incl shipping. These are going quickly so get in and secure yourself a copy! The film is being distributed in the US, Canada, Europe and South America but keep your eyes peeled for some exciting news on this front in the coming months for New Zealand distribution.
Trailnotes was made possible with the generous support of Destination Rotorua, Pinkbike.com, Spoke Magazine, Yeti Cycles NZ, Freeload, Nature Valley, Urge Bike Products and Torpedo7.com. Additional support for the film has been provided by Contour/Revolution Products.
We hope you enjoy the film and thanks again to everyone that has come along to a premiere or downloaded the film!