For Ron, 31, the freedom of the bicycle courier lifestyle has meant he’s never had to grow up. Eli, also 31, has stability through couriering, although he misses the punk lifestyle of his youth. Things are changing for them both.
Through accessing the subculture of inner-city bicycle couriers, Neverland explores the story of two ‘boys’, confronting the encroachment of adulthood.
This was my first 'proper' short film. Made as part of my Post Grad in Documentary at the Victorian College of the Arts in 1998.
Kind of weird putting it up on Vimeo after all these years. But I'm still quite fond of it.
ps: I saw Ron still riding a few years back. Not sure if he is still out there. But he still rode for another 10 years after this film was made. Not sure what Eli is up to...