Wednesday, October 3

Let's Make a Bike Film!

***** Call for BIKE Film Crew and Bicyclist-created Soundtrack *****

I am working on a short film (abt 5 min.) for my beginning filmmaking class at LA City College.

The story is the triumph of a man and his bicycle- once separated, but eventually reunited, on the streets of LA. It is as-yet untitled.

I plan to create this entire film without the use of a car. All filming / crew and gear transport will occur via bicycle and public transit.

I intend (I don’t know, because this is my first time shooting a whole film) for the shooting to take one whole day and part of another day- perhaps two whole days, in total.

The first day of shooting will be Tuesday, October 9th, from 9am until 5pm. The second day will be sometime in October, and will be determined after the first day of shooting.

My intention is to create a film that we can enter into the Bicycle Film Festival.

**I am looking for 2-4 crew members to help with the filming. You will need a bicycle with a pannier or some other way of carrying gear. If October 9th will not work for you, but you are interested in being a part of the project, let me know and I’ll keep you updated.

**I am also looking to use music by LA-based bicyclist musicians as the soundtrack. As the film has very little dialogue, the music will play an important part of the film. I’m looking for a variety of music (perhaps 3 songs, in total). However, one song must be fast-paced and overlay nicely with a chase scene. If there are lyrics, they don’t need to be about bicycling, but it would be great if they were!

**I know that there are people in the bicycle community that have more experience creating films than I do- I am also kind of looking for suggestions / advice from those people. If you are one of those people, but you can’t handle the fact that this is VERY low budget and I’m using the crappy cameras that LACC lends its students, then I don’t mean you (unless you’re going to give me your super-nice camera for my shooting days.) But if you have ever had to rig a camera to a bicycle so that it is absolutely fall-proof or use a bike as a dolly without breaking your neck, please share your wisdom!!

I will pay for crew members’ metro pass expenses for filming days and provide food.

Of course, you will be listed in the credits and I will give each person that works on it a copy of the film (dear goddess, please let it be good. . . )

If you would like to be a part of the guerilla film-on-bike madness, write to me at



Matt! said...

We should have our own LA Bike Film fest!

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interesting concept, let me see...we have a car movies, a motorcycle movies, starship movies, and almost all transport mean in this world, but no a bike movie, yeah I support the idea, good luck with that.