A little context — my brother is a journalist in Vancouver, and he conducted this interview with me for his blog. His questions provoked some interesting thoughts.
Tell me about the development of the movie. Did you expect that it would become a fully fledged feature, rather than a simple documentary?
The best way to understand this is to go back about five years to early 2007, when I was planning to cycle round the world. My best mate Andy and I had got a whole route round the planet mapped out, and we were absolutely dead set on doing it. We didn’t know how long it would take so we left it open-ended — three or four years seemed likely.