As a winner of the World Sidecar Championship in 1953, Stan Dibben was a prototype of today’s extreme sport athlete: gutsy, talented and willing to put his body on the line for speed. In this short film, the 86-year-old Brit recounts the thrills and perils of his former profession, a no-margin-for-error postwar endeavor that has mostly faded into the history books.
Where there’s a will, and a couple cameras, there’s a way. As a broke film student in California, Marcus Haney snuck into Coachella, where he proceeded to have the time of his life, capturing amazing footage of such bands as Mumford & Sons and experiencing a revelation about the power of music festivals. That was the start of a run of covert festival missions that, thanks to his skills behind a camera and in creating fraudulent passes, opened up a whole world of photography assignments and filmmaking for Haney. What unfolded were music-filled train rides across the West with his favorite bands, hitch-hiking escapades in the U.K., bull-running gone wrong and, finally, the important realization that the best things in life should be shared with the ones you love.