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.
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