The Frozen Road
Self-shot and edited whilst cycling around the world, this short film charts Ben Page’s winter journey into the Canadian Arctic as he completed his bike ride up the American continent. Compelled by Jack London’s assertion, that ‘any man who is a man can travel alone’, Ben sought an adventure of perfect solitude. Yet, as he came to realise, the harsh truths of travelling in such a formidable environment were a long way from the romantic images he’d held of this land. The Frozen Road is an honest reflection on his solo trip; of the wonder, terror and frustration he experienced when riding through the unforgiving emptiness of one of the world’s ‘last great wildernesses’.