On a warm June night in 2012, NW Documentary gathered a dozen staff, instructors, and alumni to capture a truly unique event. Equipped with battery-powered LED lights and fanny-packs, we grabbed DSLRs in hand, jumped into pedicabs, and positioned shooters on bridges, parking garages, and along major streets. Out team was soon immersed in a raucous throng of thousands. We had a special mission: capture the wild sights, sounds, and spectacle of the world’s largest naked bike ride.
Since 2004, World Naked Bike Rides happen in more than 75 cities around the globe–but Portland, Oregon, hosts (by far) the largest. No one had yet captured this world phenomenon in a single cohesive film, and so we set out to do just that.
Assembling a quirky cast of first-time riders and event organizers, this light-hearted documentary takes viewers along on the world’s largest naked bike ride.
The film had its hometown debut at the Filmed By Bike Festival last spring, and aired in August on OPB. We’re now thrilled to have it presented at the 10th annual BendFilm Festival. “We have had a long relationship with BendFilm, which has screened our previous films, Eloquent Nude and Summer Snapshot,” says director Ian McCluskey. “The organizers really treat filmmakers as VIPs, and the enthusiasm of the audiences is incredible. We’re so proud that our latest film can be part of their 10th year anniversary.”
When: Fri, Oct 11 6:00 PM; Sat, Oct 12 10:00 AM
Where: Bend, Oregon
For More Info: www.bendfilm.org