On Falling
Available on Garage, DocPlay, Prime Video
In this short documentary directed by Josephine Anderson, three women reflect on their willingness to sustain broken bones, concussions, and organ damage as professional mountain bikers. Blending white-knuckle riding, crashes, and quiet self-examination, ON FALLING unfolds as a sensory meditation on the rush of control that comes with completely letting go. Shot in Whistler and Squamish, Canada, ON FALLING features downhill world champion Miranda Miller, Enduro World Series medalist Andréane Lanthier Nadeau, and pro rider/Winter Olympic medalist Brittany Phelan. From high speed wipe-outs to anecdotes on love, ON FALLING explores the premise of falling in a supremely critical yet lighthearted fashion. Anderson establishes a play between dream state and reality through gorgeous editing: echo chamber-like sequences intersect with slow-mo action to put us through the clouds, archived crash footage from previous races grounds us soon after. At any particular time we’re learning about wha