Spoke Em Baker


57 min | 2014

Three young commuter cyclists set out to bike from San Francisco to Orlando, interviewing crash victims, urban planners, activists and law enforcement to investigate what makes the U.S the most dangerous developed country for cyclists. Shot on location, the trio travel to each interview by bicycle, with cameras, tripods and microphones strapped to their front-racks. Carrying the stories of fellow cyclists killed on American roads, Spoke is an adventure-tale that looks to empower users of the humble bicycle.

Spoke was the winner of the Audience Award at the Melbourne Documentary Film Festival, and was an official selection of the Oakland International Film Festival, NorthWest Fest, and the New Urbanism Film Festival.

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Director- Em Baker

Producers- Em Baker, Nicholas Navarro

Written by- Em Baker

Featuring- Em Baker, Nicholas Navarro, Alexandro J. Aguilar, Lauren Gardner

Composer- Ross Unger

Colour grader- Ayden Crumpton

Sound mix- Daniel Bowden

Camera- Em Baker, Nicholas Navarro, Alexandro J. Aguilar, Lauren Gardner

Editor- Em Baker

Motion graphics- Nicholas Navarro

Additional graphics- Helen Ip, James T. Edmonson

Featuring music by Haiku, Alex and the Shy Lashlies, and Murdena