Running has been featured in many memorable films. Examples “The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner” (1962), “Chariots of Fire” (1981), and “Run, Lola, Run” (1998). Now, Marin Kafedjiiski (cinematographer) and Ilko Iliev (freerunner, stuntman, and parkour master) propel the genre into the future with their “2D Run MMP 3.” Using a drone to document Iliev’s astonishing movements, the Bulgarian pair have created something new: the aerial spectator sport.
“MMP” in the video’s title stands for “Mixed Motion Project,” an ongoing series of experiments in which Kafedjiiski shoots and Iliev jumps. Their film won the Sports Category top prize in the 2017 SkyPixel Video Contest. It was also featured in this year’s New York City Drone Film Festival.
In a steemit interview, Iliev said that the production was made on a zero budget, thanks to the participation of friends. Those volunteer helpers are credited at the end of the movie along with behind-the-scenes clips.
For additional classic films about the sport of running, check out Runner’s World article “12 Great Running Movies.”
“2D Run MMP 3″ was chosen as a Mobile Movie of the Week by the editors of this magazine.