Boikzmoind is a documentary film about fixed gear riding in Bristol, by Gav Strange.
It’s something I have been involved with for quite some time now (Gav started filming it 3 years ago) and it has been amazing to see it grow from a short Mash style video into a brilliant 30 minute documentary film. I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Gav and much to my surprise and horror a fair amount of my interview made it to the final cut.
The film premièred as part of Bristol’s Watershed Cyclescreen but was aired outdoors on the BBC bigscreen behind @bristol. This was an amazing event by itself and by the start of the screening there must have been upwards of 300 people watching the free screening – mostly with bikes and beers. A perfect opportunity to catch up with riders I had not seen in a while, whilst being continually amazed by the seemingly exponential growth of cyclists in Bristol
It is a beautifully shot and very inspirational film, which I feel captures the essence of why we chose to ride fixed gear bikes in Bristol. I lost count of the number of people saying that they couldn’t wait to get out and ride after seeing it, a sure sign of a great bike film.
Further screenings are planned as far away as Peurto Rico, although I shall endeavour to make it to at least one Londonshowing (hopefully the Tokyo Fixed Gear screening on the 9th Sept)
Gav has already started work on the photobook and DVD release (planned for later this year) and I will try and produce a couple of Boikzmoind themed bags for the release.
More details here: http://www.boikzmoind.com/