I’m not sure if I’ve been living under a rock for the past while, but I only stumbled across this film recently… And with them targeting a release in June, I’m glad I caught it a little early!
Shot in my old hometown of Edmonton, Alberta, this film not only has the makings of a true classic, but will likely serve as a trip down memory lane as I attempt to recognize all the shooting locations!
With fun and imaginative idea’s like do-it-yourself spoke cards, clever Valentines and hilarious posters, there’s no way that 2011 could NOT be “the year of the all new Bike Heist.”
Another really interesting note, was the crews commitment to ‘green filmmaking.’ You can learn a little bit more about it on their site, but in addition to being a kick ass bike film (no doubt) it will also be promoted as part of the Canadian Green Code Media Project and took measures from start to finish to reduce their carbon footprints across every department that touched the film.
Mike and Barry are lifelong friends and roommates who have drifted apart, collateral damage from Mike’s misguided pursuit of a corporate career. One summer morning, Mike, an avid cyclist, becomes the victim of bike crime when his “Bullet” is stolen. Barry convinces Mike to borrow the bicycle of their lovely lady neighbour to get him to work on time. Unfortunately, this bike gets stolen too. Not to worry- Barry concocts a hairbrained plan in which the two friends and an unusual team of heisters will steal all of the bicycles locked up outside their apartment building in order to cover for the missing one. However, nothing goes according to plan and Mike and Barry must deal with the utter chaos that ensues. This bromantic comedy-caper takes audiences on a wild ride, illustrating the importance of friendship, cycling, and choosing your own adventures.