Film Blog: “Janapar” Official Trailer Released Today


After a lot of head-scratching, many re-scripts, and two failed editing attempts in November and January, James and I sat down on Thursday last week with a gallon of coffee and spent a rather wired day in front of a few hundred hours of footage and a copy of Final Cut Pro. The video above is the result — the first theatrical trailer for Janapar - and we hope it’ll be the one that does the story justice.

Some may be surprised that we haven’t exactly pandered to the adventure film genre. But if you’ve been following my blog for more than a year or two, you’ll know that the story behind this documentary is slightly more complicated — and, therefore, slightly more interesting — than a very long bike ride.

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31 Responses to “Film Blog: “Janapar” Official Trailer Released Today”

  1. Lance

    Tom! its looking amazing!

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  2. Peter

    Superb!
    Cant wait to see the full length feature. Excellent work :-)

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  3. Adam

    Great! I’ve been looking forward to this! I’m still hoping this project of yours gets more recognition.

    As for feedback, I showed this to my girlfriend, a neutral party who knows no real details of your trip. Her reaction was, “It looks interesting, but what’s ‘Janapar’? I feel it needs a subtitle.”

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    • Tom

      Cheers Adam — we’ve added a subtitle now based on your feedback, which has been echoed a few times by others. Thank you!

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  4. Adrineh

    I like the new angle! I’m assuming, though, that Tenny gave her consent? :)))

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  5. NickG

    Looks awesome; very professional.

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  6. Tom W

    Hey Tom,

    This gave me chills and goosebumps. Can’t wait to see this. I’m just about to set off on my first cycle tour through Turkey and Europe and your blog and adventures have been a great inspiration.

    Hope you have a great time in the USA.

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  7. Kim Nguyen

    Hey Tom, looks superb. Looking forward to the full film. Perhaps I can arrange some screenings in Oz if it’s finished before I leave again. All the best with your trip to Mexico! Sounds great.

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  8. Gary Beaton

    It’s a wrap! Where and when can I see the movie?

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    • Tom

      I don’t yet know! But drop your email address into my newsletter and I’ll be sending out info as it’s available.

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  9. John Suscovich

    Love the Trailer Tom. Lots of dramatic tension. Funny, I completely know the situation. Keep us updated!

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  10. jehansen

    PERFECT Tom, this is an amazing work — Bravo from France !!

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  11. Eszter

    I love the trailer, Tom, ever so inspiring. However, I agree that maybe “Janapar” needs to be shed a little light on, and basic facts about the bike ride — maybe just some text floating over the images. Good luck with all!

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    • Tom

      Hey Eszter! Guess you’ll recognise some of the landscapes in the trailer? And I think you’re right about the clarity issue. We’ve added a subtitle to the trailer now, and we’ll be adding more background information to the Janapar website too.

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  12. Ally

    WOW!! It looks great. Should have taken my bloody video camera with me.… Looking forward to the full version

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  13. Dan Harrison

    Great trailer — pulls you in and would leave those slightly less informed about your personal life wondering what happened; perfect.
    As one about to set off for a cycle through Africa with my wife-to-be I’m more than intrigued to see how you coped with the challenges of life on the road together.
    Have a great ride with your brother. Best wishes to you all,
    Dan :)

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  14. Helen Lloyd

    Tom — love the trailer. Well worth the coffee-soaked hours!!

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  15. Francis Wong

    Looks incredible and great choice of music. Can’t wait to see the full film!

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  16. Gertjan

    Briljant! Can’t wait for the whole movie.

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  17. Shannon

    Awesome! Can’t wait to see the full film!

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  18. Rutger

    Whow, that really invites to see more! Can’t wait to see the whole movie. Enjoy your journey through America.

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  19. Roz Savage

    I was lucky enough to have a sneak preview of the whole film, and I absolutely loved every moment. You won’t be disappointed! Great job, Tom — on the film and also on my lovely new website. Thank you!!

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  20. Sierrapiet

    Excellent and brilliant trailer. I am looking forward getting more information when the whole movie will starts

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    • srinivas dasu (DS)

      amazing feel in narration through music… unique subject…i remember my own place where there were no roads…those innocent faces…real people living with a original life style…i was mesmerized watching your trailor of janapar…eagerly waiting to see how is tenny and what happened to tom…as a media editor in a tv station in India i already wrote an interesting story with photographs and trailor… i received tremondous response from my viewers…awaiting for your reply Tom…srinivas dasu (DS) INDIA

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  22. Tony

    Thought it was a bit over done with all the dramatic music etc. Your story sounds great and you have had fantastic experiences it does not need clever production to bring that across. Now if you wanted to make my ride today look one tenth as interesting then yes bring on the music,clever camera work and lots of dramatic face to camera. It would need all that and much much more. Great blog and film though keep it up.

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  23. Tom Mrotek

    Tom,

    This looks to be an absolutely amazing film! I cannot wait to see it. I am about to leave on a solo tour of America (which is quite tame by comparison) but just this trailer and your few closing words are wonderful positive reinforcement.

    Cheers,
    Tom

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  24. Eric

    Hi Tom and Ben
    Just seen your great adventure while sitting here with

    Hi, a great adventure.
    I’m sure Chris, Regan and Jack would like to see you in LA.
    Best of luck
    Eric and Chris

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