This film was part of the 2017 Camden International Film Festival

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The Fastest Ride (VR)

How fast can a person pedal a bicycle? Last September, cyclist Denise Mueller tried to answer that question. Her starting point was somewhere past 100 miles an hour.

Mueller traveled to the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah with a customized bike and a Range Rover. Her support team included a professional race-car driver and her mentor, a 69-year-old former Olympic cyclist. They shared one goal: going fast.

Mueller’s high-risk sprints on the surreal landscape of Bonneville also merited another way of telling her story: virtual reality. Director Jessica Edwards captures Mueller’s feat in 360-degree virtual reality, from her training in California to her attempt to set the land-speed record on a bicycle.

Film Details

Title: The Fastest Ride (VR)
Year: 2017
Director: Jessica Edwards
Producer: Gary Hustwit, Jarrard Cole, Jessica Edwards
Country: USA
Runtime: 14 mins
Category: Storyforms

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