By associate editor Elliot Smith:
Travel insurance provider World Nomads have announced the winner of a competition we featured earlier in the year to find a shooter to make a personal travel doc in Colombia under the watchful eye of expert Brian Rapsey.
The brief was to film a short 2-3 minute video profiling someone who inspires you to travel the world, and the competition was only open to non-professional filmmakers. The judges sifted through over 600 entries, but one stood out. The winning short, embedded above, was shot by Coleman Lowndes and features cyclist Guillermo Federico Aimar en route from Argentina to Alaska by bike.
Mentor-to-be Rapsey felt that the film allowed Guillermo’s personality to shine through and that the viewer really feels like you’re on the road with him.
The standard of entries on the shortlist seems very high too – clearly there’s lots of untapped filmmaking talent out there. So congratulations to Coleman, and happy shooting in Colombia!