Jury

Every year Filmed by Bike receives hundreds of film submissions from filmmakers all over the world. Our panel of bike and film experts and enthusiasts is tasked with wading through the varied collection to determine which films make the cut and earn the title of World’s Best Bike Movies.

We are thrilled for this year’s notable jury!

Special thanks to the Media Institute for Social Change for hosting our 2018 jury screening at their Citizen theater on North Mississippi in Portland.

This Year’s Jury

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!”