Benedict Campbell : FOR THE LOVE OF MUD
For the love of mud, a feature-length film from Benedict Campbell, professional photographer and film-maker, takes on a beautiful approach to showcasing the niche sport that is cyclo-cross. Born from the wintery and muddy fields of Belgium, where people adore it like a religion, the CX sport now expanded everywhere in the world, from the international UCI circuit, to awesome, friendly, and community-based FQSC races in parcs. You can catch all sorts of people enjoying it on the Olmsted path on Mt. Royal.
This movie illustrates the beauty of the sport and it’s people. It follows captivating and renowned pros like Helen Wyman, whom we admire, Sven Nys, and Katie Compton, among others. The movie was like a catalyst to me, to continue training with my own racing team and to enjoy cycling outside of my comfort zone. But also to keep me behind the camera, trying to capture images of what I love.
Check out Campbell’s vimeo profile to catch his other features here.