Back on the Map: East Cleveland rides the Klondike

This film follows a group of residents from 11 forgotten villages in rural Yorkshire as they prepare to host an elite international cycle race in an attempt to get their area back on the map. Inspired by the Tour de Yorkshire, they step forward as sponsors of the Klondike Grand Prix, and in the run up to the big day draw on old fashioned Yorkshire determination to overcome inexperience and local scepticism. Along the way they get the community to go cycling mad, and rebuild a fragile community spirit that has suffered from decades of neglect and economic deprivation.

  • Reuben Comes for Panda Paw Productions
  • Reuben Comes
  • Jayne Barnard for East Cleveland Villages BIg Local
  • Jessica Wenban-Smith for Local Trust
    Executive Producer
  • Caroline Openshaw
  • Saliah Mir
    Editor/post production
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    9 minutes 30 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    June 26, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    8,000 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Reuben Comes for Panda Paw Productions

After graduating in film and television production from Huddersfield University Reuben began his career as an Avid editor working on a range of productions in the corporate and marketing sector. After five years he moved in to camera operating and directing. 10 years ago he started his own video production company with his business partner. As a director Reuben has worked on over 400 productions; delivering high quality online promotions and marketing videos for a range of clients across the country. In addition to this he has worked on several social documentaries highlighting the groundbreaking and life changing work done by charities and other third sector organisations. My passion is capturing the real life stories of people who work tirelessly to change the lives of others and are often overlooked or forgotten. We aim to do this in an honest and thoughtful way in order to capture the real emotions and impact of this kind of work.

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