783 Miles, 16 Days, 1 Dream - from Brighouse To Cannes LE TOUR DE TAN.
The Cannes film festival previews new films of all genres, including documentaries, from all around the world, but this was one adventure story they were not expecting.
Dominic Stables and the rest of the NorthernWood Film team, were trying to raise money to make for a film called "Orange Fever The Movie", but they just couldn't get it off the ground.
Undeterred, they set themselves the challenge of cycling to Cannes to make Dom’s dream a reality. But why would you cycle to Cannes when there are perfectly good flights to Nice, trains to Cannes, and frankly much less painful and far quicker journeys?
The answer is apparently a simple one. They decided to cycle to raise money, awareness and demonstrate their dedication to filmmaking.
From a wet and windy West Yorkshire all the way to the world’s most glamorous film festival. 783 miles, 16 days, one dream - from Brighouse to Cannes, Le Tour De Tan.
Finally, 783 Miles later Dom arrives in Cannes, on La Croissette to great acclaim. NorthernWood Films did interviews with several TV crews, journalists and meetings before retiring to our villa to edit our film of the journey.
On arrival, NorthernWood Films hired an Irish bar to screen a rough-cut of Le Tour De Dan to a loyal audience of independent filmmakers, local drunks and tourists.
It was a memorable end to an incredible trip. Le Tour De Dan went on to play at more than 20 film festivals around the world, picking up awards along the way.
Moral of the story, never give in and always chase your dreams and create an adventure you'll never forget while you're at it!