Filmmaker Spotlight: Melih Aslan

Former foreign news correspondent Melih Aslan left the world of journalism to find a more personal, interactive expression through film.

Filmmaker Spotlight: Samuel Wanjohi

“I believe the world is full of stories, and I see filmmaking as not only my profession but my field to bringing change into the world,” – Kenyan filmmaker, Samuel Wanjohi.

Filmmaker Spotlight: The Bikes of Wrath

“I think that right now, given recent events in the USA, our documentary is particularly important because it shows the incredible generosity and kindness of everyday Americans. There are a lot of elements to the film – cycling, adventure, music, literature – but I think it is ultimately about the goodness of ordinary people,” says Australian filmmaker Charlie Turnbull

Filmmaker Spotlight: Joey Schusler

Joey Schusler is an adventurer extraordinaire who also creates gorgeous films about his journeys. In his early 20’s he realized his bike could be more than simply a thrill-seeking too for racing the clock, it could also be a tool for adventure and getting an personal view of the world.

Filmmaker Spotlight: Devansh Mathur

“Gotya” is a very interesting bike-themed film set in India. We spent some time talking with filmmaker Devansh Mathur about the making of this complex piece.

Filmmaker Spotlight: Dwayne Burgess

Dwayne Burgess says it was Ron Fricke’s “Koyaanisqatsi” that really paved for him as a filmmaker. “My first film was born out of the pure desire to challenge myself to create moving image with a digital camera, push every aspect of my knowledge and technical artistry using time lapse photography.”

Filmmaker Spotlight: Damian Ineichen

“Public transport is very good in Switzerland and in most cases you can take your bike with you. For us, it’s the perfect way to get access to all the trails in the Alps.”

Filmmaker Spotlight: Alastair Humphreys

Alastair Humphreys was once named a National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, and is a sought after inspirational speaker and a best-selling author. His expeditions are a call to arms: “Nothing,” he proclaims, “is achieved without someone being bold enough to begin it and taking that first step” – which needs only be a tiny one to “set us on the way to realizing that we are all capable of more than we imagine.”

Filmmaker Spotlight: Manny Marquez

Manny Marquez says he got into cycling through film – not a typical route for most people.

After being sent on assignment to the Tour de France, Manny was inspired to ride his bike, and shed a much needed 130 pounds in the process. Now living in Hood River, Manny’s submission to Filmed by Bike is a hilarious glimpse at an irreverent Hood River forested ride.

Filmmaker Spotlight: Chris Bruntlett

Chris Bruntlett hails from Vancouver, B.C. and is incredibly passionate about biking. He believes biking should be for everyone.

Chris is the creator of the Vancouver Cycle Chic movement and he returns to Filmed by Bike for the second year in a row with some of his fresh releases on everyday cycling.

Filmmaker Spotlight: Tim Royale

Tim Royale’s passion for art and cycling came at a young age. Fervently drawing since 8 years old, Tim’s childhood dreams of being a great illustrator inspired him to begin training as an animator. After some initial frustrations, the focus on animation quickly gave into film and motion pictures.

“Filming something was way easier than having to draw 24 frames per second,” Tim recalls.