Filmed by Bike Takes On South By Southwest Film Fest in Austin

 

The Filmed by Bike film festival is on a mission to inspire people about bikes in a creative way. That’s why they’re headed to SXSW– the  South By Southwest Film Festival  in Austin with a Popup event. To support this cool endeavor, we’ve given them some Monkey Lights to put on a fleet of pedicabs.

Photo from www.austinbikezoo.org

In addition to movie screenings and live entertainment, artwork by Austin Bike Zoo will be featured at the Popup, including the Giant Rattlesnake, an 80 foot long slithering contraption that seats 6 people, which the Filmed by Bike team will ride through the streets of Austin.

“Our goal st SXSW is to get people excited about bikes, and to do that in a creative way,” says Ayleen Crotty, Founder of Filmed by Bike and Festival Director. “SXSW is crowded and busy – we offer a respite in the middle of this frenetic environment, and  a chance to sink into a realm of creativity.”

The Popup will also be an opportunity for the group  to introduce themselves to a wider audience, who may want to bring Filmed by Bike to their towns and cities.  

“We  specialize in short independent films. Our filmmakers come from from all over the world, offering a glimpse at global bike culture,” Crotty said.

Filmed by Bike is crowdfunding the Popup via Indiegogo. They have almost reached their goal, but could use some more support before the campaign ends on Wednesday, March 7. If you feel compelled, you can donate here. 

 And if, by chance, you plan to be at SXSW, stop by the Filmed by Bike Popup event for bike movies, free popcorn, bike sculptures from Bike Zoo, live performances and much more. 

The Filmed by Bike SXSW Popup

503 E. Cesar Chavez

March 13 + 14 

6:00 – 11:00 p.m.

Free and open to all!