Winner of "Best Use of Experimental Genre" for the 2011 International Documentary Challenge.
This documentary features the sad but amusing tale of a man who has had 36 bicycles stolen from him over a 27 year span living in New York City.
The 2011 International Documentary Challenge was held from March 3-7. The rules were to conceive, shoot, and edit a 4-7 minute documentary in 5 days. You were assigned two genres to choose from on the first day of the challenge. I got "Sports" and "Experimental." I chose "experimental." Also, every group had to address the theme "movement" at some point in the piece. Finally, to prove you made it that weekend, you had to have your subject hold a newspaper at some point during the credits with the date clearly visible.
It features Neil Levy as the poor fella with the stolen bikes. Also, he and my wife Mariah recorded a song he wrote, "The Bike Song" live for the documentary with some extra guitar noodling to act as the score.
The shooting, editing, and highly wind distorted sound was all my doing.