Once again, filmmaker Hank Ebert and I have collaborated on a short film for the Bike Shorts film festival which is pretty much what you think it is — short films about bicycles. I’ll post the video once the festival happens on May 1, but here are some shots from the shoot:
Chris Shepard (foreground) as manager of Acme Bike Messengers and Blair Peyton as his incompetent employee.
More photos below:
Marianne Ebert as the funeral home attendant with the package — ashes. Yeah.
Blair Peyton delivering the package (shot in Grandin Village, outside Pop’s Ice Cream.)
Stephen Glassbrenner eyes Blair’s bike. Yeah, that happens.
Uh-oh. Hannah Whitt has car trouble! Enough to distract even a bike thief.
A second bike thief?!?! Yep. Lincoln Humphrey.
Hank Ebert shoots Lincoln coming across the bridge. What happens next made me think of the old country song, “Ode to Billie Joe.” What was Billie Joe throwing off the Tallahatchie Bridge? Hmm.
Hank Ebert shoots up at the bridge.
And then there are zombies.
A close-up of Mom Zombie — Mera Babineaux.
We won’t give away the ending but somehow it involves Martha Boswell, Maggie Bryant and Alden Bryant.
For more photos, see here.
In the past, we’ve done:
* “My Kid Could Paint That” for a festival at the Grandin Theatre in 2009
* “Back to the Future” for a Sweded film festival in the 2012 Marginal Arts Festival.
* “The Secret Lives of Goldfish” for the 2013 Bike Shorts Festival (behind-the-scenes photos here.)
* “Unwanted” in 2014 Bike Shorts Festival.
* Still photos from the filming of “Unwanted” in 2014
* “Unwanted” takes second in Waynesboro Film Festival