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Despite championship-winning promise, motocross and supercross racing just wasn’t paying the bills for Cam Sinclair. With encouragement from a dear friend, Cam began performing Freestyle Motocross demos during the part-time intermission of the Australian Supercross Championship.

Freestyle became a means to an end and to make it from race to race. Soon, the opportunity to perform weekly beckoned and Sinclair joined the Crusty Demons of Dirt Tour and there began a full-blown FMX career.

Three years later, not only was Sinclair making a living riding motorcycles, but he had become a heavy hitter on the world stage of Freestyle Motocross; setting a world record for the official longest distance motorcycle backflip. Soon after, he became only the third person ever to land a double backflip on a motorcycle and made history as the first person ever to do so in a full-length competition run, in Fort Worth Texas, USA in May 2009.

Suffering the loss of close friends and inspirations, Sinclair’s path to success was not always a smooth one; however, one dream never died and that was to compete and win the biggest action-sports event in the world: the X Games.

Just one week before his X Games debut, Sinclair’s life would hang in the balance. While competing in Madrid, Spain, Sinclair under-rotated the most dangerous stunt in action sports and came crashing back to earth. The accident left 24-year-old with internal bleeding, massive head injuries and multiple broken bones. The extent of his injuries were unknown and Spanish surgeons worked to save his life.

Was chasing his dream worth risking it all for? Or is this accident a warning sign that enough is enough. Was it time to hang up the boots and be thankful that he is alive or face the impending challenge and finish what he started?

Directed, produced and shot by Mullumbimby filmmaker Jade Gale, who spent 10 years travelling and documenting the world’s best action-sport athletes as the director of photography on the Crusty Demons and then the Nitro Circus respectively; Jade followed Sinclair’s progress for three years.

The film follows Cam Sinclair’s struggle through intense rehabilitation, where learning to walk and talk take precedence over fame and fortune. It witnesses one of sport’s greatest comebacks and rides with him on his journey back to the top of action sport and, against all odds, achieving his lifelong dream.

This is a compelling documentary of courage, mateship and determination, Twice: The Cam Sinclair Story, will be airing on FUEL TV on Sunday November 25 and has been released worldwide through Village Roadshow ,Garage Entertainment , The Orchard and Xtreme Video. Is also available to download at itunes  or to rent from any good video store.

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