“I was living the kind of childhood that produces psychopaths and career criminals, but something would help turn that energy towards more noble pursuits.”
And it’s true. Lucas Brunelle could’ve easily ended up a jailed criminal, but he managed to break the pattern and has turned his natural attraction to the dark side and his tendency to raise hell and break rules into a positive, making him the highly motivated, incredibly talented and very much unique self-taught videographer he is today. From BMX bandit to fixie icon, it’s like he said, “huge risks and work put him where he is today”.
With two cameras attached to his helmet and a strong neck (we’re not talking about the little recording device every couch surfer sports nowadays, we’re talking real cams, one facing forward and one facing back), Lucas has made a name for himself in what can only be referred to as a very contentious, only partially legal and extremely dangerous type of racing: alleycat races. They take place all over the world, in the most unlikely and risky spots, they feature the world’s best underground bike racers and consist of making it alive through a city with check points but no set route, and Lucas Brunelle has filmed them all, becoming a hero to most along the way, but leaving a trail of controversy in his wake.
Today, ten years’worth of footage has been compiled into one film called ”Line of Sight”, and with its upcoming release, we just had to talk to him. Not only about his movie, but also about his life, his attitude, and his apparently complete and utter refusal to play by the rules. Whether you agree with what he does or not, his Skype interview with Trey Cook on this week’s EpicTV Weekly will make for one damn good watch. Feel free to send us any questions you have and we’ll make sure to ask them.