04 Dec The Long Road Home – Adam McKay
It’s not very often you see a BMXer make a full length feature film. Adam McKay has done exactly that.
“So I have been making films and shooting stuff for about 10 years. Started with a bunch of random videos and BMX vids and slowly morphed into a love for filmmaking. This love brought me out west, where I went to Capilano U for film. It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be so instead of spending a collective $45,000 between the 3 of us involved, we decided just to make a feature film. Initially set to take place entirely on an island on Lake Nippissing, it ended up being shot over 3 weeks in Toronto, Timmins and Monetville. We shot this thing for just over 10k and a lot of hard work. It is our first attempt at anything of this scale and was an incredible learning experience. We hope to do some more in the future.
A small town boy turned big city player is forced to choose between the career of his dreams and the family he has left.
This film was shot over the course of 3 weeks in the summer of 2011. It is one of the first films ever to be both shot and set in Northern, Ontario. With our main shooting locations being, Timmins and Lakair Lodge on the west arm of Lake Nippissing. Despite a fairly large cast and many locations we managed to shoot the film for a little more thank $10,000. Which my Hollywood standards, is damn near impossible. We could not have done this without the love and support of all of our friends, family, cast and crew. Thank you to everyone who made this film a reality. Enjoy.”
– Adam McKay