Barry Braverman

Cinematographer

Cinematographer Barry Braverman has many years of experience in television documentaries and feature films. His credits include Ridley Scott’s Equals, Wes Anderson’s Moonrise Kingdom and The Darjeeling Limited. TV credits include ABC 20/20, CBS News Sunday Morning and National Geographic TV documentary specials.

Barry is a member of Hollywood cinematographer’s guild and currently conducts camera and visual storytelling workshops throughout the world. His book “Video Shooter” (3rd Edition) from Focal Press explores the art and craft of video storytelling with the latest-generation cameras.

Chris King

Chris King Precision Components

Chris is the owner and founder of Chris King Precision Components, a performance bicycle component manufacturer based in Portland.

The Chris King brand is revered worldwide for their dedication to lasting quality and beauty, a discerning eye Chris will no doubt bring to his role on the jury.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Chris says he’s excited to be on the jury to see this year’s entries, “I look forward to soaking in the vast creativity of other bike-minded people and to learn from and expand my appreciations of this art form from the perspectives of the other jurors.”

Kelli Samuelson

LA Sweat

As the founding manager/owner of LA Sweat Pro Cycling, Kelli is a notable and powerful voice in the cycling world. “My goal,” she says, “is to inspire more women to get out and ride in any way they want – from racing to casual to mountain and bikepacking.”

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Kelli says she is excited to be on the Filmed by Bike jury because she loves “seeing what other riders are up to and the things they create.”

Her photo is by @_xskillyx_

Molly Sugar

Friends on Bikes

Molly is the founder of Friends on Bikes, a cycling group for W/T/F/N-B people of color in Portland and Seattle. In addition to being a designer at Ride with GPS, Molly says she is also a lover of gravel riding, bike packing, creating bike related designs and eating donuts. “Typically you can catch me with my friends at PDX Coffee Outside every Friday morning at a different location around Portland.”

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Molly says she’s excited to be on the jury to witness and be a part of, in her words, “the Filmed by Bike movement that combines cycling and creativity together to inspire positive cycling experiences around the world.”

Tia Sherry

The Street Trust

Tia is the Development Director for The Street Trust, a Portland-based non-profit organization that open minds and roads to bicycling.

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

I get to unplug from what I have to do every day and abandon myself with what I love most – bicycles!

Chris Franklin

Lost ‘N Portland

Chris is the owner of Portland-based media company Lost ‘N Portland. He says building video content for Lost ‘N Portland has allowed him to express himself in brand new ways.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Chris says being on the Filmed by Bike jury will be an excellent experience. “I am excited to take part in such an awesome film festival dedicated to our love of two wheels.”

Michael Adams

Mountain Gypsy

Michael describes himself as a mountain gypsy, connoisseur of swimming holes and a self-taught cultural anthropologist.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Michael says he’s excited to be on the jury because he has been enjoying attending Filmed by Bike since the very first year.

Diego Huber

Drone Nerd

Diego is a self-described “drone nerd” who grew up in Amity, Oregon. He also describes himself as an easy going fair weather cyclist.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Diego says he’s excited to be on the jury of an Oregon-based film festival. “I love this state of Oregon I call home.”

Ivy Chuang

Portland Society

Ivy is a Board member of the Portland Society, an organization of female-identified cyclists who strive to make Portland a better place to live, work and ride. When she is not bicycling, she can be found at her all-natural botanical skincare boutique Blendily in Portland.

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

Ivy says she’s excited to be on the jury to view the stories of filmmakers who share her love of bikes. “Trains, planes, automobiles, subways, ships, and my own two feet all get me from point A to B, but on a bicycle the point of view has such a special place in my heart.”

Emee Pumarega

Bike Enthusiast

Emee is the owner of the event management company EJP Events. She is a longtime bike fun enthusiast and leader of creative group rides such as “Poppin’ Tagz”, “Bastille Day” and “The Doctor Who Ride”. Emee says it was an enthusiastic summer camp media studies teacher who sparked an interest in film, with exposure to Battleship Potemkin and Un Chien Andalou at the tender age of thirteen.

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY

“I love the creativity of film storytelling, and I love bikes. Plus free popcorn? Splendid!”

Courtney Herman

Assistant Professor of Film at Portland State

Courtney believes that well made films reveal something essential about the human condition and what it’s like to be a little person spinning around on this planet.

Though Courtney says she really loves being a teacher, she has plenty of interests outside of work, including hiking, biking, car touring, camping, coaching youth soccer and following college and professional sports.

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“Biking is an important part of our culture in Portland and it is nice to be able to honor that culture in a way that intersects with my interest in film.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Milk Duds

AFFILIATIONS
Portland State Film

Manny Marquez

Filmmaker

Manny says he has been in love with filmmaking and storytelling since I was a child watching Star Trek reruns in rural Oklahoma. “You could turn on the TV, and you would transported to a world unlike your own.”

“When I come up with an idea or find an interesting subject for a documentary, that’s what gets my engine cranking! Just last year, I was standing in the middle of the jungle of a Filipino village, 105 degrees and dripping with sweat. With my camera in my hand, I thought to myself, ‘This is what it’s all about.'”

Though Manny is a bike racer and frequent rider these days, it wasn’t always that way. In 2009 he was sent on assignment to document the Tour de France. Intently watching the racers through his lens, he grew to appreciate, and eventually fall in love with, the sport.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“Having one of my films screened at Filmed by Bike was one of the most enjoyable festival experiences I’ve ever had. To be able to help choose what movies come to the screen, is a great honor!”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Beer

AFFILIATIONS
Dirty Fingers Bike Shop

Dean Dickerson

Filmmaker

Dean certainly knows what a bike loving audience wants to see in bike films. His 2015 film “Dea-Nee’s Big Adventure” featured a Pee-wee Herman character pulling hot BMX tricks, and our crowd went wild for it.

When he’s not busy riding empty pools, he is a skateboarding advocate who coordinates fundraising events and works on the development of (bike friendly) skate parks.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“It will be a good opportunity to see what other cyclists are doing these days across the globe”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK

Gummies of all kinds, lots of popcorn and anything with a crunch.

AFFILIATIONS

Bone Deth (BMX) bikes, Etnies Flow, and Team Shralp.

David Williams

Co-producer, The Moth PDX + Nutcase Helmets

David believes well produced films bring all elements of storytelling together to transport us into a different world. “And that new world can change you,” he adds, “if you let it.”

When he’s not busy on stage acting or producing The Moth Story Hour, he likes running triathlons, photography, storytelling, movies, cooking, travel and vast open spaces.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“Filmed by Bike combines two of my very favorite things: Cycling and storytelling. And if I can help bring to light a story that should be shared, I am honored to do so.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Popcorn

AFFILIATIONS
Screen Actors Guild, Screen Actors Guild Awards Nominating Committee, Team In Training.

Üma Kleppinger

Creative Director

Uma believes film is visual storytelling. “And I love storytelling because it has the power to change people’s minds, touch their hearts, and change the world.”

When she’s not busy building her storytelling platform ImposterSociety.com, Üma can be find shredding trail on her mt. bike. an avid mt. biker. She is also, in her words, “an insufferable foodie.”

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“I started my professional career in media studies with an emphasis on film design. While in school I worked as a bike messenger. I have experienced first-hand how cycling can transform a life and I am really honored to have been selected for the jury.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Popcorn and a hoppy IPA.

AFFILIATIONS
AIGA, and American Marketing Association, many writers’ guilds.

Teresa Feldman

Bike Polo

Teresa believes that movies can move us, “They force us to rethink our values/beliefs, transport us to an entirely new universe; movies have an amazing power.”

She also believes that biking allows us to be more connected to the world as we move through it. “You can clearly see all of the things around you, you can stop to fully take in the wonder and awe of the environment, you set the pace and are in control over the situation.”

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“It will be such an amazing unique experience that ties together two of my interests.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Kettlecorn

AFFILIATIONS
Portland Hardcourt Bike Polo

Scott Potomi

Bike Enthusiast

Scott believes film has the ability to allow people to leave their current state of mind and catch a glimpse into something they may have not thought about or experienced before. “It also allows the filmmakers to share their views on the world, he adds.”

Scott is intrigued by the finer points in life: old wooden blimps, the seven-mile deep hole in Russia, abandoned cruise ships and understanding how things work.

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“I get to watch over 100 bicycle related films! And be a part of something I’ve appreciated so much in the past.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Pizza

Pete Abram

Polo Player

Pete believes the best films are those that hypnotize you and make you forget the real world exists. “I love when you completely and thoroughly fall into the story and come to know the characters better than you know some of those closest to you.”

WHY HE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“I’ve been a film lover and a bike fanatic since a young age and now I’m finally getting to combine them in an official capacity.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
Popcorn

AFFILIATIONS
Portland Hardcourt Bike Polo, Community Cycling Center

Sherri Rohlf

Ride Leader

Sherri is drawn to cycling because it forces one to simply be in the moment: focused and aware of surroundings,”which seem like rarity these days,” she says, “with our constant pressure to multitask.”

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO JOIN THE JURY
“I am excited to be on the jury to watch all of the amazing films submitted to this film festival – even those that don’t make the cut.”

FAVORITE MOVIE SNACK
My favorite movie watching snack is coconut lemon saffron vegan ice cream from Fifty Licks.

AFFILIATIONS
Sorella Forte Women’s Cycling Club, Ride Leader Coordinator for the River City Bicycles Women’s Saturday Intermediate Road Rides

Alexis Gabriel

Communications and Community Engagement Manager for Portland Sunday Parkways

Sunday Parkways is a monthly event that provides a car-free network of city streets. In this role, Alexis creates opportunities for people to walk, bike and use public transit.

Beyond her busy day job, Alexis is actively involved with many other projects. She is a co-producer of the podcast Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About This? and a member of the Oregon Environmental Council’s Emerging Leaders Board.

Alexis’ hidden talent is being able to rock karaoke in both English and Japanese.

WHY SHE’S EXCITED TO BE ON THE JURY
“I love bikes and film!”