Moon Rider

A feature film by Daniel Dencik

Moon Rider is a coming-of-age story about the bike rider Rasmus Quaade. The film follows young Rasmus’ struggle to become a professional rider, a rough and winding road through hell and back.

Shot on fragile Super8 and raw helmet-cam, it is a journey seen from the inside of a young man’s head – it is a personal story entrusted to the spectator by Rasmus himself from his intimate diary. Rasmus has proven to have an extra ordinary talent for riding, but even if Rasmus’ physical abilities are extra ordinary and build for cycling, his mind is build for thinking. His constant reflections about life and death becomes his biggest obstacle in reaching his goal of becoming a World Champion. In order to win, he has to empty his head completely, but how do you clear your head, when every thought is a step in the wrong direction? The film paints an honest and heartbreaking picture of the extreme and lonely life of a young championship rider.

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Production facts:

Production year: 2012 
Country of production: Denmark and Sweden
Running length: 82 min
Screening format: HD-Cam SR / 16:9 / stereo
Language: Danish, English, French, German
Director: Daniel Dencik
Sound: Rasmus Winther Jensen, Rasmus Winther Jensen
Music: Erik Enocksson
Director of photography: Daniel Dencik, Aske Alexander Foss
Editor: Daniel Dencik, Cathrine Ambus, Rasmus Gitz-Johansen, Theis Schmidt
Graphic art: Martin Hultman
Grading: Eric Hansson, Head & Tail
Producer: Monica Hellström / Dencik Film
Coproducer: Tobias Janson / Story AB

With support from New Danish Screen, Danish Film Institute, Swedish Film Institute (Cecilia Lidin)

International sales: LevelK /

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