Filmmaker Liam Mullany joins forces with van Steenbergen for our latest Red Bull Raw 100 clip.
Raw 100 is a video series designed to highlight the talent and creativity of filmmakers. It’s said that simplicity is the ultimate sophistication, and this series celebrates that idea.
The rules for each video are simple: 100 seconds in length, no slow motion footage, and no music. By having to work within these limitations, filmmakers have to get creative and think outside the box.
In this Raw 100 video, Liam Mullany delivers a video featuring Bas van Steenbergen that will leave you chomping at the bit to hit the trails.
Born in British Columbia’s lower mainland, Liam Mullany grew up immersed in mountain biking’s second wave of North Shore influence. Surrounded by some of the most sought-after trails on the planet, he spent much of his time as a kid behind the handlebars of mountain or BMX bikes, or trading skin with the pavement on a skateboard.
After graduating with a degree in civil engineering in 2012, Mullany made the decision to steer into the abyss of film making and cinematography. Influenced by the skate and bike movies he grew up watching as a kid, his favourite feature films, as well as photography ranging from landscape to commercial, Mullany blazes his own path through the noise.
Perhaps there are some residual mathematics at play in navigating his balance between polished commercial chic and the experiential grit of the action sport documentary aesthetic. Despite occasionally having the opportunity to play with slightly more complex tools, Mullany’s central focus is on the athlete as a subject, and what first drew him to videos as a kid remains unshaken.
Outside of the realm of mountain biking, Mullany has recently shot projects with Adidas’ Olympic track team, the Vancouver Canucks, The North Face, Legs of Steel, as well as a growing number of commercial endeavours. He is also a member of Absolute Zero Cinema, a partnership including David Peacock, and Andre Nutini, who are currently in the post-production stages of a two-year Legs of Steel ski film, Passenger, premiering in the Fall of 2015.
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