A Girl Needs A Bike

Clara discovers that learning to ride takes courage, crashes and a whole village.

DIRECTOR: Vivien Mason & Letitia Lamb
PRODUCER: Vivien Mason & Letitia Lamb
DURATION: 3 min
YEAR: 2016

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In rural villages in Ghana, Clara faces the challenges of teaching as her students discover the happiness of having wheels. This whimsical animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.

Screenings:

Industry Screening - Theatre Royal, June 2016
26th Flickerfest, NSW - January 2017
Tasmania Short Film Program, TMAG - March 2017
12th Athens Animfest, Greece - March 2017
Best of Australian Shorts, Flickerfest - March 2017
People's Choice Award at the Brisbane Bike Film Festival - March 2017
Filmed by Bike International Film Festival, Portland USA - May, 2017
2nd Panama Canal International Film Festival, Panamá - August 17, 2017
8th Annual Chagrin Documentary Film Festival Ohio, USA - October 4, 2017
10th Heart of Gold International Film Festival, Queensland, Australia - October 5, 2017
Best Independents International Film Festival, Germany
26th Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival, USA
Great Message International Film Festival, India
9th Jana International Film Festival for Children & Youth, Lebanon - October, 2017
Kinofilm Manchester International Short Film Festival, Manchester - November, 2017
"Lametta Karlsruhe", Karlsruhe, Germany)
Four Seasons Film Festival, London - Feb 2018
Sangate Film Gala - Brisbane 24th March 2018
Melbourne International Animation Festival 14 -23 June 2018
1st Make it Short - Lewes UK 14 - 15 Oct 2017

KEY CAST:
Narrator - Clara Mathews

KEY CREW:

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER: Abi Binning
MENTOR PRODUCER: Sharon Connolly
ANIMATION MENTOR: Tony Thorne

Animation - Vivien Mason
Animation - Ben Stephenson
Additional Animation - Nickolay Tilcheff
Background Design - Paul Peart-Smith
Composer - Nick Storr
Sound Mix - Michael Gissing
Sound Recordist - Clara Mathews
Sound Editor - Mike Gissing, Digital City Studios
Additional Rigging - Scott Baxter

 

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