BÖIKZMÖIND is a 30 minute documentary film about riding fixed gear bikes in beautiful Bristol. The film shows the diverse cross section of riders and asks why ride bikes with no gears in a city full of hills. It also shines a light on the community and camaraderie that comes with the simple joy of riding bicycles.
This is an small excerpt from the finished film, which is now screening all over the world (boikzmoind.com/#screenings). If there's not a screening near you then get in touch, more than happy for the film to be seen all over the world!
The DVD version which will be accompanied by a photo book is in the works right now, and you can sign up to register your interest here: boikzmoind.com/#preorder
The music is 'Backwell' by Beak>. All the music in the film is curated by Redg Weeks of Invada Records (invada.co.uk). Invada Records is the Bristol-based label set-up by Portishead's Geoff Barrow in 2003, serving as a home for a diverse roster of artists from Thought Forms to Gonga.
This is the story of MONDAY NIGHT REHAB, a weekly bike ride that orginates out of North Hollywood, California and goes on 20-30 mile rides throughout greater Los Angeles. MNR is part of a larger collective of late night cyclists known as the MIDNIGHT RIDAZZ. MNR follows the charasmatic ride leader, John O'Snap Clark from his 9-5 job downtown, to his apartment in Hollywood where he prepares for his ride and then finally to the ride itself where the fun begins.
Directed, Shot, Cut by Rick Darge
Produced by Mark Armes & Rick Darge
Starring John O'Snap Clark