'Six Day Run' is a short film by Finnish director Mika Taanila about the 2012 Self-Transcendence Six Day Race, focusing on SCMT member Ashprihanal Aalto who is also from Finland.
The film casts a light on one of the most extreme individual endurance sports dating back to to the 1870s. The competitors run with minimal sleep, all the while trying to accumulate as many miles as possible on a one-mile paved loop in a park.
The film was shot during The Self-Transcendence Six Day Race in Flushing Meadows, Corona Park, Queens, New York City between April 22-28, 2012.
Basic Information on the film (www.facebook.com/sixdayrun):
- Release Date: premiering at the Rotterdam Film Festival (IFFR) 23.1.-3.2.2013
- Genre: short documentary film, 15 minutes
- Featuring ASHPRIHANAL PEKKA AALTO
- Directed by MIKA TAANILA
- Cinematography JUSSI EEROLA
- Sound design OLLI HUHTANEN
- Music by CIRCLE
- Producers LASSE SAARINEN, CILLA WERNING
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Short Profile, Mika Taanila: Producer of audiovisual works Mika Taanila will get a tribute within the short programme at IFFR 2013. His works deal with the alarming issues of human engineering and urban artificial surroundings. Taanila specializes on the futuristic ideas and utopias of contemporary science. Besides his most important earlier films, IFFR presents the world premiere of his latest film Six Day Run in the Tiger Awards Competition for Short Films and his two recent installation works Most Electrified Town in Finland and Stimulus Progression (Rotterdam) at festival location TENT. Nominations and programmes at IFFR.