Cycling Across Barriers

This story is about one person, her bike and a battle to resist the powers of the No Man's Land. Ride with Aydin on her bike in this dynamic documentary shot in 8K. Listen, watch and navigate whilst being submerged into her story of the divided city of Nicosia on the island of Cyprus that's been under UN control since 1974.

Since 1974, a UN-administered Buffer Zone has divided the island of Cyprus, bisecting communities with barbed wire and concrete walls. Entire villages, neighbourhoods and an international airport lie abandoned within the vast No Man’s Land. Today, Cypriots are increasingly challenging the political divisions within Cypriot society and resisting the power of the United Nations Zone. This is story of one such person, and her bicycle.

  • Elliot Graves
  • Francis Murray Brown
  • Alasdair Pinkerton
  • Noam Leshem
  • Aydin Mehmet Ali
    Key Cast
  • Oliver Kadel
  • 1.618 Digital
  • Elliot Graves
  • Franky Murray Brown
  • Project Type:
    Virtual Reality
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Educational, HumanRights
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 14, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
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  • Shooting Format:
    8K 3D (8192x8192)
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  • Student Project:
  • Royal Geographical Society, Project Launch
Director Biography - Elliot Graves

Elliot is an Immersive Experience Director who works with a range of creative and technical mediums across AR, VR, AI and location-based experiences. He leads Atlantic Production's immersive projects, with a focus on storytelling and quality. Prior to Atlantic, Elliot worked in the agency space, directing experiences across the world for clients such as Nike, Google, Ford, UNICEF and UEFA. He started his career in factual exploration production, working with The Royal Geographical Society, the United Nations and the BBC across a range of different initiatives.

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