Dana Point, CA - 20EVO is proud to announce “Returning Home” will premiere this Tuesday, April 20th, as part of FUEL TV’s “FRESH@5” programming initiative where they debut fresh new content everyday Monday through Friday at 5:00 pm local time.
Production Still from Returning Home
Starring Pro Mountain Bike Hall of Fame member Richie Schley, written and directed by Bhushan Thakkar, in “Returning Home”, with stay at home orders in place, Richie takes time to reflect on his experiences in nature while connecting to a deeper understanding of the planet we call home.
Production of the 12 minute short film ended in November of 2020 and made its debut at the Coast Film Festival held at the Ranch in Laguna Beach, CA in the same month. Since then, the film has been included in various film festivals including Wasatch Mountain Film Festival, Indie Short Fest, International Shorts, Indie
Pictured: Behind the scenes: Bhushan Thakkar (left), Richie Schley (right) Shorts Awards New York. The film has won awards at Environmental Film Festival, Top Shorts 2020, European Cinematography Awards, and Accolade Global Film Competition. In addition, the film was accepted into the RiverRun International Film Festival 2021 as part of their Films with Class educational outreach program, where they will be showing the film to kidK-12 in North Carolina with an augmented school curriculum. FUEL TV is recognized as the global home of action sports and youth culture. For more than 17 years FUEL TV has distinguished itself with award-winning programming that inspires, entertains and enlightens audiences around the world. Today FUEL TV is available in over 100 countries on 900 million devices on a variety of platforms including SAMSUNG TV PLUS channel 1179.
“Bhushan Thakkar’s ‘Returning Home’ has such poignance and truly resonates in this time we’re all living in” said Don Meek, Chief Content Officer at FUEL TV. “This award-winning film is a wonderful addition to our line-up, and we look forward to working with Bhushan and his team well into the future.
Returning Home was made possible with the support of Vaude, ABUS, the state of Utah and Cedar City Events. Visit www.ReturningHomeFilm.com for the latest information on how to see the film.
If you would like more information, please call Bhushan Thakkar at 949-295-9084, or email [email protected]
Pictured: at the top is James Adamson
shooting as Richie Schley descends down the mountain towards Bhushan Thakkar behind the camera in the foreground.
On set: Bhushan Thakkar After the final shot of the film: Richie Schley (left) Bhushan Thakkar (right) Production still Richie Schley from Returning Production still Richie Schley from Returning
Production still Richie Schley from Returning
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