Young film producer Evan Schmitt just graduated from high school last week, but he’s certainly not taking the summer off before he attends University of Washington in the fall. He’s been hard at work getting ready for the world premier of his second film Remember to Breathe on June 27th in Roslyn, Washington. The event is free to the public.
Schmitt, also the producer of the film ONE, spent all of last season following top domestic pros at major cyclocross races as well as some “off-season” road events such as the Mt. Evans Hill Climb and Mount Hood stage race. The 70 minute movie is over half ‘cross, and features interviews and racing by ‘cross stars such as Todd Wells, Jonathan Page, Andy Jacques-Maynes, Troy Wells, Ryan Trebon, Barry Wicks, “voice of ‘cross” Dave Towle, and Morgan Schmitt (Evan’s brother).
Schmitt’s DVD offers more than just the movie however. Schmitt told CXM “There’s an extra 50 minutes of bonus features including ‘cross crashes and more interviews with the riders.”
Schimtt filmed and produced all of this while still a senior in high school. He’s got a bright future for sure.
Stay tuned for a more in-depth look at the DVD. See the movie trailer and the press release below:
Evan Schmitt to show his new documentary on June 27th.
Roslyn, Washington June 11th, 2008:
On June 27th at 7 PM, the World Premiere of Remember 2 Breathe will go down at the Cle Elum Centennial Center in Cle Elum, Washington. A successor to his first international hit, ONE, young filmmaker Evan Schmitt returns with his second film titled Remember 2 Breathe. The showing is open to the public and admission is FREE. The film is 70 minutes long and will be available afterwards with a special Q&A session. Autographed DVD copies will be for sale after the movie for $20. Come see why Senior Editor Neal Rogers of Velonews says “…Schmitt’s one-man project is surprisingly polished and a forecast of great things to come.”
When: Friday June 27th, 2008 – 7 PM
Where: Cle Elum Centennial Center, 719 E 3rd Street, Cle Elum, Washington 98922
What People Are Saying:
“The overarching theme of the video is a great example of how accessible cycling is to all of us. Schmitt’s vision seems to be the premise that top level events and recreational riding are very much related…In the end it’s the passion for the bicycle that really matters and brings people together….a good example of creativeness that is bestowed upon the younger generations and should be supported and applauded. Get yourself a copy, watch it, then go out and ride. Or vise-versa. Either way, you’ll enjoy it.” -Joe Hamilton, BicycleNorthwest.com
Hot on the wheels of his first international success ONE, young filmmaker Evan Schmitt returns with his new film, Remember 2 Breathe. Follow Schmitt on his journey to new places and races and meet the stars of bicycle racing. From grassroots to top-tier racing, get an inside look at the people who make up the sport and watch races in the most extreme weather conditions. Remember 2 Breathe is a fantastic voyage fit for all audiences.
Film features exclusive interviews with 2004 Tour de Georgia Winner Tom Danielson, Former Cyclocross National Champions Ryan Trebon, Jonathan Page and Todd Wells and many, many more.
Featured races include: Brad Lewis Memorial Criterium, Mt. Hood Cycling Classic, Methow Tour, Bob Cook/Mt. Evans Memorial Hillclimb, Roslyn MTB Festival, Starcrossed Cyclocross Race, Portland Cyclocross Gran Prixs and the National Cyclocross Championships in Kansas City.