Part of the Documentaries Strand
David Millar, Thomas Dekker
Director of Photography: Martin Radich
Editor: Kieran Gosney, Dino Jonsäter
Produced by: Sonja Henrici, Finlay Pretsell
Music: Dan Deacon
Sound Production: CJ Mirra
Finlay Pretsell is a BAFTA award-winning filmmaker who once set out on the long road to becoming a professional cyclist. He has directed six shorts and produced many others. Most recently he produced the feature film Norfolk for BBC Films, BFI, Creative England. Time Trial is his first feature.
Following former British national road champion cyclist David Millar in his final season in the saddle, Time Trial is a fast-paced documentary from Scottish director Finlay Pretsell and Edinburgh-based Scottish Documentary Institute. Narrated by Millar, the film employs an immersive, intimate style that offers a unique view of its subject. The doc follows the highs and lows of life on the professional cycling circuit, as Millar tries one last time to reclaim his champion status. The screening on will be followed by an extended Q&A with the director, David Millar and renowned journalist and sports presenter Ned Boulting.