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The Cure-All

Red Bull : The Cure-All (Justin Severino) from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

Action sports make you hungry, but good food is more than likely miles from the trailhead…..unless your RV buddy happens to be Justin Severino, a well known Chef and avid mountain biker. Encompass was asked by Red Bull to tag along on one of his annual #BikeBros RV trips from Pittsburgh to Asheville North Carolina. Some of the best trails are followed up by even better feasts.

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Feel The Burn

Feel The Burn (Trailer) from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

Once a year, in the middle of the Black Rock Desert, there sprouts a city aptly named Black Rock City. This is home to Burning Man, a veritable festival for the senses, with something for everyone able to endure a permanent state of dustiness and dehydration. Some say that Burning Man is an ‘endurance event’, which means that the Burning Man Ultra-marathon is perhaps one of the world’s only endurance events within an endurance event. This short film documents this flamboyant yet surprisingly competitive race.

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Kehu Butler. A Saltwater Legacy

Kehu Butler. A Saltwater Legacy. from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

The Māori people of Aotearoa (New Zealand) have a heritage immersed in saltwater, and are know to be some of the best watermen on the planet. In the world of surfing however, only a small handful of Māoris have made it onto the world stage. Kehu Butler was introduced to the sea by his grandfather as a baby, and taught to surf by his whole family. Having climbed his way to the top of the Junior rankings at lightning speed, he has become Aotearoa’s new hope for international surfing recognition. This short ‘promo’ here is part of a longer project aired on Outside Television.

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Be More (super) Human

Reebok: The Fine Line from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

Where we can, Encompass likes to build something different into our content. For Reebok, a brand synonymous with cross fit and grueling gym work outs, we found that ‘something different’ high above LA’s well muscles gyms, in a granite playground where focus is disturbed only by the wind.

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Do U Zoom? We did!

UZOOM from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

At Encompass we seem to have developed a thing about bikes. It was only a matter of time before other people started noticing this. While we make content for some cool bike brands, Uzoom are our first client that are infusing a bit of a spark – literally – in the the bike courier world. No sweat biking…something we’ve only just become familiar with at Encompass, thanks to Uzoom!

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Black Diamond in Brazil

Jonas Silva from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

As Part of our documentary film project culminating in ‘Above The Alley, Beneath the Sky’, we shot a lot of footage of Jonas Silva, a talented young climber and early adopter of the climbing movement in Rio’s largest favela, Rocinha. Together with Andrew Lenz, the climbing program’s director, we followed Jonas around and found stories within stories, one of which is featured in this short for Black Diamond Equipment. Outdoor activities aren’t always accessible to everyone. And even when they are, the complications of poverty and cultural differences mean the benefits of sports such as climbing are often called into question.

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Comes with Baggage…

Comes With Baggage. (TRAILER) from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

This year we were tasked with making a short film about the history of bicycle touring and the current hotbed of bike innovators in northern California. It turns out people have been venturing out on gargantuan bike adventures for centuries! The challenge? Covering just shy of 200 years of history in quarter of an hour!

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Gibbon Goes To The Favela

GIBBON ROCINHA from Dominic Gill on Vimeo.

Encompass Films created this one of a kind piece for Gibbon Slacklines. Using our connections from a previous project in the slums of Rio De Jainero, we assisted Gibbon’s pro-athletes in finding a spot to create a pop-up slack school and an impromptu high-line exhibition. We had such a great time filming this two day adventure, which has been shown on Outsidetelevision.com, EpicTV.com, and dozens and dozen of organic facebook pages making this an incredibly successful exercise in organic views for digital assets. Viva Brasil!

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Dandyhorse Double

Dominic Gill’s long running ‘Take A Seat’ platform has so far taken him down the Americas, across the States and around Egypt during the revolution in 2011. In the summer of 2013 Encompass Films was commissioned by the tourism board Travel Alberta to take 6 more adventure seeking companions around their province in search of hidden gems, mountains and all things Albertan. 4 short vignettes and one feature length film were commissioned for distribution amongst online media outlets such as the Telegraph UK as well as several film festivals, and the project is currently in circulation.

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Blackburn Rangers

The first in a series of digital video’s for Blackburn Design. For this project Encompass Films followed six cycle tourists during their summer adventures tracing the Pacific Coast Highway and the Great Tour Divide. Blackburn launched this ambassadorial based campaign as a brand identity turn around and we feel honored to have helped them breathe life into their beautifully designed bike accessory products.

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