James Bowthorpe has been busy lately. Known for his 2009 record breaking circumnavigation of the globe via bike, he has been working on multiple projects lately with filmmaker Antony Crook. (Including a recent Rapha film, Knock for Knock).
Now, they are turning their attention to the Hudson River, building a boat from scrap materials and navigating the Hudson from headwaters to city. Here is the description for the Hudson River Project:
Hudson River Project: Build a boat from a city’s waste, take it to the source of the city’s river – the river without which the city would not exist – and row the boat back.
This story connects the source of the Hudson River to NYC, the great city that sits at its mouth.
The film follows a man as he makes a boat from NYC’s waste, the detritus of a modern megalopolis, and takes it to the source of the Hudson River high in the Adirondack Mountains, at Lake Tear of the Clouds.
He rows the boat back to NYC, through wilderness, countryside, farms, towns and industry, all of which rely on the mighty river that flows past, all of which are threads of the river’s story.