David Knight - 5th Feb 2019

Lola Quivoron brings her knowledge of the Dirty Riderz Crew community - known for their disruptively daring motorbike stunts in French cities - to create this distinctive drama, soundtracked by the hypnotic electronica of Chloé, and the haunting voice of Alain Chamfort.

Rather than focussing on adrenaline-fuelled action, Quivoron introduces us into the life of one DRC member, and slowly reveals his determination to create a moving tribute to his friend - or brother - who has been killed. 


The riders, here confronted to the disappearance of one of their own, embody something different from what would be expected.

"To picture the music video I felt like summoning the patterns that besiege my cinematographic work. I wanted to carry on my research with the DRC (Dirty Riderz Crew) community: riders from working class areas who gather to 'offend cities' by multiplying acrobatic feats at full speed. What I like is the impact produced by the colliding of their universe and the music. 

"Chloe’s hypnotic and penetrating score combined with Alain Chamfort’s spellbinding voice append the images like a filter, like a subtext that twists the documentary substance, gives it another tinge, introduces some confusion, some strangeness. My design was to tell the story of a bereavement, spattered by absence, fantasy and ghosts. 

"Usually relegated to stereotyped representations of violence, power and manliness, the riders, here confronted to the disappearance of one of their own, embody something different from what would be expected. The emotion, the tenderness and the unity that seizes them supplants the fierce energy of the machines’ velocity. The bike is the fetishistic and sacred object. It is at the core of their care and the ritual they undertake to ward off the loss."


EditorManuel Coutant
DirectorLola Quivoron
Production CompanySolab
Executive ProducerNicolas Tiry
Executive ProducerEdouard Chassaing
Director of PhotographyAlexandre Jamin
Wardrobemarion brillouet
ProducerArthur Parratte
ColouristMatthieu Toullet
Grading companyMPC London
Post production companyFirm Studio
Director's RepresentationChloe Page at Lock It In
Director's RepresentationCarrie Sutton
LabelLumière Noire

David Knight - 5th Feb 2019

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