2018 - 5.40 mins

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Hundreds of motorbikes are animated frame by frame in this homage to the iconic motorcycle design and culture of the 1950s and 60s. A rider prepares his bike and departs on an idealised journey into the countryside and into the future.

Watch 'Making of RIDE'

(5.40 minutes, colour, 2018, digital stills – DCP)

Written, directed, animated and edited by Paul Bush
With Bernardo Santo Tirso, João Cardoso
Feauring the motorcycle collection of the Museu da Mota José Pereira
Sound design: Andy Cowton
Dragonframe animator: Tânia Duarte
Photographed by Ícaro Pintor, Paul Bush
Director of Photography Manuel Pinto Barros
Assisted by Milton Pacheco
Art Director: Nuno Guedes
Production manager Marta Lima
Sound mixed by Thomas Gassmann
Music: Já me chamam yé-yé courtesy of Conjunto Típico do Val

Produced by Paul Bush, Abi Feijó
Executive Producer: Phil Davies

Financed by Instituto do Cinema e do Audiovisual, Arts Council England, Phil Davies Films

© 2018 Ancient Mariner Productions, Ciclope Filmes

Special Jury Award – 2018 Animanima, Serbia
Best Sound – 2018 Ottawa International Animation Festival
Best Short Film – 2018 Anim’est, Bucharest
Best Experimental Animation – 2019 Monstra Lisbon Animated Film Festival
Anima on Tour 2019 (Belgium)
Monstra on Tour 2019 (Portugal)
Solar –  Galeria de Arte Cinematica 2019, Vila do Conde, Portugal