Home Wild Home is the latest film by Montanus, but it doesn’t tell of an expedition in a remote land like those they made in Patagonia and Iceland. The Montanus duo created a tribute in honor of their own land, filming the backyard trails that link their hometown L’Aquila, in central Italy, with the massif of Gran Sasso d’Italia, where the highest peaks of the Apennine mountains are located. In this mountain environment, they started appreciating wilderness and developing the outdoor skills that has allowed them to travel and explore remote and wild lands. Home Wild Home is more than a bikepacking film, it’s a sign of gratitude to their own land and an encouragement to the recovery of L’Aquila, hit by a devastating earthquake 10 years ago. Home Wild Home was awarded Best Cinematography/Editing in Bikepacking.com’s 2019 Film and Photo Awards.
Apennine Mountains, Italy