What is I BIKE?
Via some key cycling personalities, this short movie develops ideas surrounding the fixed gear scene and biking community of Montreal. The viewer is introduced to various characters from the Montreal fixed gear communities including shop owners, musicians, restaurant owners, corporate commuters, politicians, messengers and more. The personality and passion of each character is developed through interviews with supporting imagery. Each character is chosen to represent a different story and viewpoint regarding the quickly growing fixed gear culture of Montreal with the main objective of challenging the viewer’s perceptions surrounding cycling. The viewer creates conclusions and question their understanding of urban biking as an efficient means of municipal transportation and art.
Production: Studio Ombres et Lumières, Vélo iBike
Director: Martin Amiot, Philippe Bellemare
Assitant Director: Olivier Donati
Director of Photography: Martin Amiot, Philippe Bellemare
Scenario: Josh Gieni, Vincent Malo, Martin Amiot
Editing: Philippe Bellemare
BTS photographer: Laura Lee Moreau
Blacksmith: Luc Lapointe (Forges urbaines)