This scene is real. Its incredibly complex and dangerous to film real firefighting action scenes. The result, if done right is suspenseful to watch and to make. Producers and myself will visit 20 cities in five countries, for the premier, and give a talk. Honored to have a film on my journey made. Coming to a theatre near you March 2024 !.
When I drove a pontiac firebird to California, to surf and camp on the beaches for a summer, instead of riding a bike down!
Starting March 1 2024 the film will be released in a twenty city tour around the world. In select theatres the producers and myself will be present . Seattle, Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Lisbon, Madrid, Seville, Vienna, Budapest, Allicante, Bangkok and Sydney. As well as film festivals in Toronto and Cannes. Stand by for exact dates and times.
So proud my grandson plays me at 4 years old learning to ride a bike. Waiting in the dressing room for the next fire scene to be set. It is almost like waiting in the fire station. Even the food is just as good as the crews at the fire station cooked! Hello to everyone in the thirty countries I cycled across, all the hospitals and schools I visited etc. Its coming to a theatre near you spring 2024. You are all likely in it...... if I ever met you, even the evil people. Rudy
After over ten years and 29,000 km right around the world. Filmed in jungles, mountains and deserts on the bike. Through cancer battles from occupation as a firefighter, losing my parents, my dog, through covid delays, funding, against all the odds, we are creating the "final" scenes in Seattle the next few weeks. The most amazing experience making this film with a creative award winning producer and director. Release is spring 2024 with a twenty city tour, film festivals and possibly a theatre near you. If I met you on my lifes journey, good or bad, you are likely in it, or in the credits. If you are a cancer survivor, bullied, or lost someone close, it will hopefully inspire. Stay tuned.
I met these friendly extra large firefighters previously, in the Innisfail Fire Station about 1500 km north of Brisbane Australia. I figured the minimum height and weight requirement to work here is over 6 ft 2 " and 220 lbs.. These guys put me up for the night, fed me, and together we shared a lot of laughs and stories on firefighting. One member of each crew is specially trained in snake handling, as many deadly snakes get into homes or get bitten, and they need to get them out.
I showed them the picture of the harmless green tree snake I caught with stick earlier that day that seemed to be annoying me and chasing me as I had lunch. They said, "MATE ! that's not a tree snake, that's a Taipan, the deadliest snake in the world and it will chase you, and it will kill you".
Just one bite injects enough to kill at least 100 human adults in just a few minutes. At this point I wished I had a car and hotel rooms, instead of a bike and a tent. I didnt sleep too well that night
My summer home, away from home on the Pacific Ocean near Vancouver. Swim, hike, paddle bike or just sit and meditate. Ocean is clear temp 22 c or 74 f. Hot tub 102 f. Friends as usual, always welcome.
I rode the lonliest highway in America. Just me my bike and the long, seeminly endless and quiet road. I listened to this fitting song much of the way to pass the time. I liked it so much, I bought the rights to use it in a film.
..... your thoughts will soon be wanderin'
The way they always do
When you're ridin' 16 hours
There's nothin' much to do
And you don't feel much like ridin'
You just wish the trip was through
This is John Unger and his dog Schoep. This photo captured him floating his dog to sleep in Lake Superior where they used to swim. Unfortunately the dog developed severe arthritis and had only weeks to live. John responded by taking him to Lake Superior every night to ease the pain in his final days. Unconditional love to the end.
I am a fire captain and cancer survivor.
In memory of the
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
FIRE FIGHTER CYCLE
A Cycle Around the World For Cancer Charity