Portfolio | Gripped Films


3 Minute Highlight Reel

A quick look at our work, 15 years in 3 minutes

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4 Minute Reel

A more specific look at our work separated by client

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7 Minute Reel

A more in-depth look at some of our best projects

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:52 “BikeSwell” Trailer

Trailer for a 30 minute mini-doc we produced for the County of Arlington, Virginia in their effort to promote the town as cycling friendly. The entire film can be seen here.

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2:48 Commercial for Bruce Deming, The Bike Lawyer

Promo video for a DC-area lawyer who specializes in personal injury and traffic safety law.

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Chasing Legends

Award-Winning Feature-Length Documentary on the Tour de France.

Filmed in 2009 entirely in HD, now available on Blu-ray and DVD.

There is no greater sporting event in all of cycling than the Tour de France. Chasing Legends touches on the rich history, passion and true grit of The Tour as seen through the eyes of Team HTC Columbia along with commentary from Phil Liggett, Paul Sherwen, Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong and some of the sports most prolific heroes. With a stunning array of HD cameras, poignant and touching interviews, and a soundtrack to make Hans Zimmer jealous, Chasing Legends will take viewers deeper into the pro peloton than ever on a high-stakes ride of action, story and emotion.

Run Time: 93 Minutes

First High Definition film following the Tour de France. Independently produced.

Winner of eight national and international film festival awards

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24 Solo

One Mans Quest For a Seventh World Title

HD Documentary following the ultra-tough discipline of 24 Hour Mountain Bike Racing and the man who for 6 straight years owned the title World Champion.

24 Solo follows the gut-wrenching story of Chris Eatough on his quest for a 7th World Title in the unforgiving discipline of 24 Hour Solo mountain bike racing. In the face of increased pressure from sponsors, new competitors to the sport and a pregnant wife, Chris focuses his entire season on one race. Dark horse Australian National Champion, Craig Gordon challenges Chris to a level of intensity and exhaustion that leaves one rider with severe blood poisoning.

Shot on locations in China, California, Wisconsin, Maryland and Georgia using High Def cameras, with an amazing array of camera angles set to an original music score from the award-winning Haik Music studio, 24 Solo shows the passion, excitement and intensity of the most grueling event in mountain biking. DVD includes over 50 minutes of extras, deleted scenes and commentary from the biggest names in the sport.

Run Time: 75 minutes

24 Solo is the first feature length Mountain Biking film shot in HD. It is digitally remastered onto DVD with a 16×9 wide-screen aspect ratio.

Winner of ten National and International Film Festival Awards

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Off Road To Athens

9 Races, 8 Riders, 7 Countries, 1 Dream

Feature Length documentary following America’s top eight Mountain Bikers as they race around the world to capture one of only three available positions on the 2004 US Olympic Team.

Gripped Films’ first feature length documentary Off Road to Athens, follows U.S. pro mountain bikers around the world for six months as they chase international points that determine who will fill the slots available for the 2004 US Team competing at the Olympic Games in Athens. Filmed in 9 different countries with a brilliantly orchestrated soundtrack this movie takes the viewer on a visual and emotional international roller coaster.

Running Time: 104 Minutes

WINNER, “Best Documentary”, 2006 Vail Film Festival as well as five additional National and International Film Festival Awards

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FreshBikes Tour de France 30 second commercial

From concept to completion in less than one week and for under $10,000.

Not every project we work on is feature-length. We often film short commercials or awareness videos. No project is too big and few are too small.

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National Geographic Television Character Reels

“Get A Life” with Rob Mack

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“Crowded House” with Dr. Poppy Moon


Shot and Produced by Gripped Films for National Geographic, these character reels were part of a series to pitch a new program titled either “Crowded House” or “Get A Life”. Challenges included minimal budgets, impossible turnaround times and one person for lighting, sound, shooting and editing. Mission accomplished!

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1:38 Gripped Racing promo video

Just a fun, promo video for the cycling team we sponsor