“Sjaak the World” DVD


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“Sjaak the World” is about an apparently ordinary guy who put aside the daily grind and choose freedom with his bike.
It isn’t a common documentary about a travelling man, but the life story of someone who gave up all certainty and decided to make the world his home. With the adventurous life he leads and the decisions he has to make on the way, it’s a story of a trip many of us take in thought. It’s the search to the way to follow his heart and experience dreams.
Watch the trailer and ride with him…

See what Director Brandon Green has to say about it…

Director Brandon Green presents a magnificent story by using the exact mix of interviews and footage of my dream-of-a-lifetime journey, in which I wandered around the world for more than 5 years, visited 75 countries and rode almost 250,000 kilometres with my rather unusual bike, a Yamaha R1.

The DVD’s menu enables you to choose from English spoken or English spoken with Dutch subtitles!
Sjaak the World is an independent film of Brandon Green, EvergreenImages.tv
Première September 30, 2010, Kansas City, Missouri, USA.
DVD Runtime: 51:34

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Prizes & Reviews

DVD Sjaak the World receives special recognition.
“Festival judges have selected one of this year’s feature-length documentaries for special recognition.
It evidences superb technical skill and true mastery of the documentary form;
it underscores the myriad possibilities of the art of the moving image in portraying life that is real.
Outstanding achievement in photography is especially notable given the challenging worldwide locations required to tell a most unusual story of a most unusual man.

For outstanding achievement in documentary filmmaking,
The Black Hills Film Festival, 2011, to Sjaak the World.”


# DVD Sjaak the World nominated at the Black Hills Film Festival. May, 2011.
There were over 1000 entries so we are proud that the documentary “Sjaak the World” was screened and one of the finalists!


# 2010 December, Kansas City, Kansas, USA.

Indie winner

Brandon Green, Director of EvergreenImages, has won the prestigious Award of Merit from The Indie Fest.
The award was given to SJAAK THE WORLD in the short documentary category.
The Indie Fest recognizes film professionals who demonstrate exceptional achievement in craft and creativity, and those who produce standout entertainment or contribute to profound social change. Entries are judged by highly qualified professionals in the film industry.
In winning an Indie, EvergreenImages joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award. Thomas Baker, Ph.D., who chairs The Indie Fest had this to say about the latest winners, “The Indie Fest is not an easy award to win. Entries are received from around the world. The Indie helps set the standard for craft and creativity. The goal of The Indie is to help winners achieve the recognition they deserve.”

# By

The speed of development in the world of micro-technology and the lure of YouTube fame has led to an explosion of travel DVDs. Many of them provide some stunning footage of breathtaking vistas or friendly, rather mundane banter between the protagonists, but they are generally formulaic.
This shouldn’t be a surprise as film-making, like every craft, is best executed by the professionals, but once in a while something different comes along, like Austin Vince’s ‘Terra Circa’ or Sjaak Lucassen’s ‘Sjaak the World’
I’ve met Sjaak, but wondered if the novelty of spending 5 years on the road with an R1 Yamaha would be the DVD’s only hook; the usual formula, but without the knobbly tyres.
It isn’t.
It’s personal interview interspersed with some extreme footage, but simultaneously manages to be classified as neither. In the early segments of the film the viewer is introduced to the man and his travel ethics in a remarkably compelling way and the story unfolds without any heroism, or self-aggrandisement.

That is particularly refreshing, because there’s certainly room for it: riding an R1 through rivers as deep as the headlight, through sand deeper than the belly pan or through a Congolese quagmire demonstrating stunning clutch control, deserves accolade, but doesn’t really get any. Sjaak just likes riding his bike and seeing beautiful places, so he’s incapable of linear travel and is disinterested in joining points on a map.

Only at the end are we subjected to stats, which are actually quite welcome; distance travelled and countries visited. In essence, the graphics, editing and direction create a docu-film that really inspires, deservedly endorses one of Yamaha’s more extreme products, and extols the virtue of the real ethos of overlanding: following your heart on any bike, anywhere.


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    # 18 November 2010, by Sebastian Barbalace (Los Angeles, California, United States)

    “I’ve learned about Sjaak Lucassen several years ago when researching for my own trip through Latin America. I was amazed with the few clips I could find on the Internet. From the beginning, I wished he’d made a movie about his great achievement. Lo and behold, the wait is over. Brandon Green put together this movie with interviews and footage of Sjaak’s travels. Sjaak the World is the perfect inspirational movie for those of us who love to ride the world. His adventures are admirable. I particularly loved the story about crossing the desert. Sjaak challenges an idea that most people see as impossible. He has accomplished what many people just contemplate on their dreams. Traveling to every corner of the world, experiencing different cultures, enjoying unbelievable adventures, is the wish of many. I highly recommend this movie to all of those who put their life on hold; those who think “that is too dangerous” and use it as an excuse not to live life to the fullest”.

    # Hello,
    First of all, you are my personal hero:-)
    I bought your DVD and it was so emotional for me, I hope I will do the right thing for me in the future, like you did the right thing for you.

    # Sjaak,
    Just got home from Ripley where I met you and brought your DVD which I have just played and it is brilliant. What you have achieved is marvellous and at the same time inspirational although I do not think I would ever have the nerve to attempt anything as extreme as you have. It’s certainly at least given me inspiration to go down to Morocco on my Blackbird though. It was also nice to see your parents and family who are all clearly proud of you. I hope that you carry on achieving everything you wish to in your life and we get to see you more in the UK. Until I met you I thought Nick Sanders had achieved a lot but he cannot match you. Please put me on your mailing list.

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