“Reach for the Sky” presented by YT Industries portrays the life of a living legend of freeride. Premiering in Las Vegas today and starring YT team rider Cam Zink, filmmaker Ryan Cleek’s impressive portrait provides deep insight into the achievements and the mental fortitude of this exceptional rider against a backdrop of some of the most intense moments of his incredible career.
Cam Zink has already built his own riding legacy: The first FMB World Tour Champion in history, the first backflip over the Rampage Canyon Gap, and the World Record longest backflip – the images have traveled the world to reach far beyond the mountain bike industry itself. Now Cam’s cinematic legacy is assured too: long-time friend and filmmaker Ryan Cleek accompanied Zink the adrenaline junkie and Zink the father over a year spanning from the 2013 Red Bull Rampage via the world record flip in Mammoth to his monumental 2nd place at Rampage 2014.
“Reach for the Sky” serves up an impressive behind-the-scenes experience of the two Rampage appearances, as well as never before seen footage from the world record backflip attempt. The film also chronicles the fascinating life story of one of the most successful mountain bikers of all time, and dives deep into the mind and psyche of the Reno, NV shredder. Big crashes and long-term injuries are often mere centimeters away as these athletes push the envelope of what’s possible on a mountain bike, but Cam Zink knows how to deal with it – not least because of his incredible mental strength.
“The film is about never giving up, even in a headwind. It’s about turning hard knocks into new opportunities” says film director and producer Ryan Cleek who has known Zink since his youth. “Cam is extremely professional, and his family was also of great help during the filming. Cam has worked hard to become one of the greatest in the sport of freeride, and I thought his story deserved to be told.”
- “Reach for the Sky” presented by YT Industries
- Produced, filmed, and edited by Ryan Cleek
- In collaboration with: Oakley, Deity, and SRAM
"Reach for the Sky" will be available on iTunes from the end of October.