Moto - Cinema
As part of the 'Revolution' exhibition there will be a 100 seater cinema within the gallery.
We will be screening short films from around the world made by film makers who have a passion for motorcycling, its life style and its colourful characters.
The films will be selected for visual content and narrative. Films will include inspirational road movies, bike builder profiles, documented events and we'll throw in some factual entertainment.
We aim to have a varied collection of films screening throughout the exhibition which will inspire, entertain and at times amuse.
List of Films & Film Makers
Pendine Sands - short film by Bastian Glaessner
Bastians work blends a refined consideration for humanity and emotion with a strong performance dimension to craft heartfelt and highly evocative films and imagery. Married with consistently daring visuals, Bastians body of work pushes into unexpected and enthralling territory, creating deeply atmospheric worlds while channeling the unexpected.
This unique vision has earned him numerous accolades including Cannes Titanium for his playful and pulse-pounding Crashes spot for Axe and D&AD Silver for Bjorks World Tour visuals.
His film Pendine Sands, can be perceived as avant guard, abstract and playful, but his imagery, editing, sound layers and post production techniques creates a visually fresh approach, which is absorbing and has a narrative.
Link to website: Bastian Glaessner
FLATS - a feature film made by Matthew J Cox about bike builder Nigel Petrie.
Nigel an accomplished bike builder and rider, has a dream of setting a new 350cc landspeed record on the salt flats of Lake Gairdner, South Australia.
Using a KTM engine, he fabricates a bespoke frame in his workshop to produce a power to weight ratio machine for his record attempt.
Having completed the build, Nigel and his mate Dean decide to ride their custom brat bikes from Nigel's home to Lake Gairdner some 1,500km. After loading the salt flats racer into the support vehicle, they set off on their journey, which has its pitfalls.
Beautifully shot, with some stunning ariel photography, Matthew's film captures Nigel's passion and skills as a bike builder. Its also a classic road trip through the stunning landscapes of southern Australia.
The 'Revolution' screening will be the first theactrical screening of FLATS in Europe.
Link to website: Flats Movie
The Greasy Hands Preachers - documentary
Made by Arthur de Kersauson and Clèment Beauvais, this feature length documentary explores the revival of manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts who have found their way to a happy life.
Shot in 16mm in California, Utah, Indonesia, Spain, Scotland and France, the film interviews mechanics and custom shop founders trying to understand the difference between manual work and intellectual work. The unique satisfaction that result from doing something tangible, the sense of time, the relation between the form and the function, the joy of riding in a beautiful landscape and the community and friendship that motorcycle creates.
The film features revered bike builders: Shinya Kimura, El Solitario, Blitz, Roland Sands, Shannon Sweeney, and Deus Ex Machina.
Link to Facebook: Greasy Hands Preachers
Stories of Bike - Cam Elkins has made an exceptional series of films about motorcyclists, their passion, life style and how bikes have change or have been integral in shaping their lives.
Link to website: Stories of Bike
The Mighty Motor - 'The Musket'. Sinuhe Xavier directs a beautiful film about Max Hazan's latest machine called the 'Musket'. This is a slick film about Max and the way he builds his extraordinary bikes and his inspirations. Edited by Jackson Casimiro and a great sound track by Robot Repair.
Link to website: Sinuhe Xavier
Link to website: The Mighty Motor
Ogri - Animation
Created by Paul Sample, Orgi is an illustrated character who's a tough, leather jacketed biker with Thor-like wings attached to his helmet. Ogri's amusing and witty stripe cartoon and illustrations tell stories of his adventures and observations.
Ogri started life in 1972 and for many years was regularly featured in Bike and then Back Street Heros magazine. The stripe cartoon was made into a 30 minute animation which will be screened at the moto-cinema during the 'Revolution' event.
Link to website: Paul Sample
Salt Pilot Speed - a film about passionate bike builder Mike Humeston. Produced and directed by Timothy Jones and Jonathan Cracroft, they capture Mike's ambitious project to build a bike for the Speed Week on the Boneville Salt flats in Utah. This crafted film unravels Mike's deep passion and determination to fulfil his dream.
Link to website: Grit Visual
Link to website: Jonathan Cracroft
Old Empire Motorcycles - one of the most creative custom builders in the UK. Alec and his team also produce some stylish video's which compliment their bikes. Their slick films capture lifestyle, fashion and their side of the motorcycling culture - but their bikes are always the star.
Link to website: Old Empire Motorcycles
Cinema Mercantile Films - is a NY and Philadelphia collective of film makers. It celebrates the craftsmen and women who make and do. Those who walk a different path and march to the beat of a different drum.
One of their many films is about Hazan MotorWorks Brooklyn NY. A beautifully paced and photographed profile on one to the worlds outstanding custom motorcycle builders.
Link to website: Cinema Mercantile Films
Petrolicious - film makers of some exquisite stories about motorcycles, cars and their owners. They have a huge catalogue of films from vintage to modern classic vehicles.
Their films capture a personal passion and attachment owners have for their machines.
There stories vary from a restoration of a particular marque to a one-off machine of its time. Beautifully photographed with narrative and content, their film have continuity and a historic value.
Link to website: Petrolicious
Racing Cowboys 'Legenary Deus Ex Bike Builder' - a film about Michael Woolaway, known affectionately as 'Wollie'.
Woolie builds one-off bikes for Deus clients in the US. He has a background in motorcycle racing and uses his racing knowledge when building bikes. His skills, craftsmanship, eye for detail and style, suit the high standard of Deus machines he produces.
This film explores his take on bike building, the process and sourcing the components to build his stunning bikes.
Link to website: Racing Cowboys
Nash Motorcycle Company - a short film about Taber Nash and his passion for building bad ass custom bikes.
Link to website: Nash Motorcycle Company
See See Motorcycles - a couple of hilarious films about custom bike building. Through their film 'The Art of Bike' they capture the essence of the new custom builder scene, its philosophy, craftmenship and the use of grinders.
Their films illustrate Seesee's vision, culture and lifestyle.
Link to website: See See Motorcycles
Bruce Brown's 'On Any Sunday' - in 1971 Bruce Brown made one the most iconic documentaries about motorcycling which has endured and caught the attention of viewers for decades. His production company has allowed us to screen his film.
Link to website: Bruce Brown Films
Ichiban Moto - a hilarious YouTube channel offering hints, tips and hand-made built ingenious gizmo's to repair, restore and build motorcycles. A must watch for any budding bike builder.
Link to YouTube Channel: Ichiban Moto
Lossa Engineering 'Solus' - made by Ricki Bedenbaugh, this film is inspirational. Set to classical music and strong visuals, the film captures the freedom of riding at night in an empty city.
Link to website: Lossa Engineering
Shinya Kimura @ Chabott Engineering - a short film directed and filmed by Henrik Hansen. Stylishly filmed, this is an insight into one of the worlds revered custom bike builders. Although quite and unassuming, Henrik manages to capture Shinya's philosophy on life and what bike building means to him.
Link to website: Henrik Hansen
Blitz Motorcycles - is a Paris based custom garage founded by Fred Jourden and Hugo Jezegabel in 2010.
They are hugely respected custom bike builders and have become a major brand. They have made many video's about their bike builds, motorcycle culture and their biking adventures. We will be screening some of their short films.
Link to website: Blitz Motorcycles
Giovanni Burlando - Ugo Roffi's touching film about Italian motorcycle racer Giovanni Burlando. Giovanni is now 75 years old and competed in over 850 motorcycle races with some of the best competitors in the world, such as Agostini and Pasolini.
Riding on the Doria-Creto path, he tells about his prizes, contests and his overwhelming passion for motorcycles.
'Revolution' Promotional Video's