The Latest • Comedy, Short Films, 07-Mar-2023
After her bike is stolen, a young woman scours L.A. in hopes of reuniting with her one true love. Yvette Lu and Leanne Velednitsky direct “Bike Thief,” a lo-fi comedy that’s both an ode to bike ownership and a depiction of the heartaches that come with it. Having had her bike stolen several times before, she travels with pre-made “Missing Bike” flyers and an “In Case of Emergency” packet that walks her through a strategy to retrieve her wheels ASAP. But she’s not the only one in her situation. The film itself has the feeling of a handmade flyer with a mix and match approach that’s lifted by a sequence of whimsical animation. -KA. Director: Yvette Lu, Leanne Velednitsky. Cast: Leanne Velednitsky, Sahana Srinivasan, Brigitte Williamson, Yvette Lu, Nicholas McDonald. Director Of Photography: Iliana Ipes. Editor: Matt Larson, Leanne Velednitsky. Producers: Arisa Olazabal, Leanne Velednitsky. Animation: Dana Roth. Asst Director: Mack Johnston.
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