Please Don’t Count This by They Films

Get ready for the same adrenaline rush. In this video, you can see Johannesburg cyclist Wandile Msomi weaving through swarming traffic on a fixie without any helmet or brakes.

Please do not count this is a short film created by Jonathan Pinkhard and Adam McConnachie showing how a cyclist manoeuvres through traffic like sand slipping through cracks.

Msomi, a 34-year old skate shop owner, said that the sessions were completely impromptu: “It was just the three of us, Jonathan wielding the camera off the back of the motorbike with Adam manoeuvring the motorbike through the traffic to put them in position to get the shot while I did my thing. It was a dance. In the random bustle of the traffic, there was no way to plan our lines. The choreography was purely intuitive.”

Check out this Please Don’t Count This by They Films listed under the Low Budget, Special Categories at Ciclope Festival.

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