RIDING THRONES

 
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RIDING THRONES

 
 
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One of the most iconic Northern Ireland images this last decade has been the Dark Hedges - found just outside Ballymoney in County Antrim.

Made famous as the “Kingsroad” in the HBO series Game of Thrones, at NI EXPLORER we’re regularly tagged in Instagram pics from those visiting the location, capturing the trees from their own perspective..

Then, a few weeks ago, we stumbled across the pic above.

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The excitement grew as, after a bit of research, we found out the Dark Hedges shot was part of something bigger.

Then, following a few emails back and forth with Executive Producer Jonny Zeller, we’re given approval to feature…

RED BULL MEETS GAME OF THRONES

Check out this video first, then scroll down for some beautiful photography…


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Riding Thrones, a photography series by internationally acclaimed and two-time Red Bull Illume-winning photographer Lorenz Holder, combines his two favorite things: BMX bikes and Game of Thrones.

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Taking place against some of the series’ most memorable backdrops in Northern Ireland, Holder and his subject Red Bull BMX rider Senad Grosic, create a stark contrast between the real world action of BMX and the fictional world of Game of Thrones’ Westeros.

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 From Lorenz Holder

“About three years ago I was watching the first episode of the first season of Game of Thrones. I can still remember how it hit me when I saw that first location – what they call the Haunted Forest. My mind just said ‘WOW.’ The landscapes and the look of the world of Westeros were amazing to see.

“I was immediately inspired and I knew I wanted to shoot there.”

Kinbane Head - check out:  https://niexplorer.com/latest/kinbane

Kinbane Head - check out: https://niexplorer.com/latest/kinbane

Partnering with Guild26, f-stop and Holder birthed the latest installment in the Storyteller Series, “Riding Thrones” with Executive Producer & f-stop CMO Jonny Zeller at the helm.

“…Riding Thrones is a powerful first step in a movement that hopes to redefine the way creators receive the resources they need…to tell stories they otherwise couldn’t,” said Zeller, of the mission behind the series.

Funding for Riding Thrones came with no creative strings attached – simply the charge to create the best content possible in a way that tells a broader story.

And to Northern Ireland they came.

RECOGNISE THE NORTHERN IRELAND / GOT LOCATIONS?

THE HAUNTED FOREST

Tollymore Forest, County Down >

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HOUSE OF GREYJOY

Dunluce Castle, County Antrim >

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DRAGONSTONE LANDS & IRON ISLANDS

Causeway and North Antrim Coast (various), County Antrim >

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THE KINGSROAD

Dark Hedges, Stranocum, County Antrim >

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Accompanying the photo series is a video feature showcasing the journey to Northern Ireland and the story behind Riding Thrones, also directed by Zeller.

For more information on the project, visit ridingthrones.com

How amazing was that?

Such a showcase for Northern Ireland.

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