Salzburg, Austria, November 4th, 2020: The Old World is the first dedicated all-European bike movie. From the remote fjords in Norway, the magic Scottish Highlands, the rough alpine mountains, the famous bike park in La Poma or the metropoles like Paris, the Tillmann Brothers crisscrossed Europe for two years to capture the rich European riding landscape and its stars for this blockbuster release. The Old World will premier digitally exclusively on Red Bull TV free for 48 hours beginning December 4 where anyone will be able to enjoy the film. For more information just head to redbull.com.
In a unique way, The Old World portrays the various disciplines biking has to offer while telling the story of imagination and passion. Something every rider, sports fan and dreamer can relate to.
In an artistic side story, viewers will accompany a passionate mountain bike fan and analog photographer, portrayed by Bless Amada, on a mindtrip through an imaginary world that opens up new dimensions of biking. The film is shot in a way that each dedicated segment portrays a certain discipline, mindset and landscape to best show the diversity of Europe’s riding culture and landscapes. The filmmakers made this conscious decision to best capture the essence and variety of European biking.
According to Andi Tillmann, Director and Executive Producer of The Old World, the idea for a European focused film came from a desire to promote European riders. “We saw so many great films featuring American landscapes and American riders but saw some of the biggest names in mountain biking had yet to make it to the big screen”. Seeing the opportunity and the wealth of unshown beauty that Europe held is what pushed Andi and his two brothers, Toni and Michi, to begin the project now known as The Old World four years ago.
Featured in the film are superstars such as Chris Akrigg (GB), Bienve Aguado Alba (ESP), Rachel Atherton (GB), Diego Caverzasi (ITA), Matthias Dandois (FRA), Dawid Godziek (POL), Szymon Godziek (POL), Bruno Hoffmann (GER), Emil Johansson (SWE), Simon Johansson (SWE), Moritz Nussbaumer (GER), Nico Scholze (GER), Martin Söderström (SWE), Vincent Tupin (FRA) and Nico Vink (BEL)