Share our spoke cards and e-cards with your friends, lovers and significant others. Blog, Tweet & Like our teasers, posters, featurettes, & photos. Make the bike heist your home page so that you never miss out on one of our bumpn updates, promotions and other Bike Heist themed surprises. Check out The Plan section for more details on how you can get in on all the Bike Heist mania! Stay tuned for the launch of The Real PogBlog's ebay site- Get your Bike Heist merch booth on.
For members of the press, any press, all press, download our media kit for more of the film's stats and deets. To arrange an interview with the makers of The Bike Heist, contact info [@] thebikeheist dawt ca. We also do Birthday Parties.
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Brett Cleveland is a 24 year old actor and comedian, living in Edmonton, AB. Brett grew up in Medicine Hat, AB, and since childhood, has been entertaining audiences in whatever room he finds himself in. In 2009, he starred in “The Prison Break”, a short film written and directed by Curtis Cleveland. Having been an integral part of The Bike Heist’s evolution, it is fitting that the movie also represents his feature film debut.
Steven hails from a small town on the edge of B.C called Golden. His passion for acting started when he was a kid, making his first stage appearance at the age of 5. He has been acting ever since, on and off the stage. A new interest came into view when Steve’s best friend bought a camera and kept pointing it at him. The duo started making short films and with a little focus and direction, they began to enter these into festivals. Once high school had finished with Steve, he followed his lifelong flair for the dramatic, left his little town and headed for the Great Plains of Alberta. Steve studied for two years at Red Deer College in their Theatre Studies program before completing his final year in their Motion Picture Arts program. Currently, Steve resides in Vancouver, BC. where he has performed in two plays in the past year. He is now being represented by TalentCo Management Ltd.
Ashlee Lieble is a 25 year old actress living in Edmonton, AB. She recently graduated from the Red Deer College Motion Picture Arts-Acting Program. Before that, she took home honors as Actress of the Year at St. Mary’s Drama school during her high school career, then continued her training in the BFA programs at both York University in Toronto, and at the University of Windsor. Ashlee’s stage roles include Ophelia in Hamlet, Jill in Tough, the Bad Angel in Doctor Faustus, Joan of Arc in Saint Joan, and Alice in Alice in Wonderland. She stars in the feature films The Pharmacist, Whatever It Was, and Free Mason; and in the short films Extension, Insomniac’s Handbook, Discipline, Scarlet Kiss, Broken, and Cucumber.
The New Guy
Office Guy 1
Office Guy 2
Office Guy 3
Andrew James Boyd
Edmonton Bike Polo Team
Chase D. Dubauskas
Mr. Parson's Cat
Guy on Date
Gal on Date
Lauren Taylor Boyd
Jessie the Server
The Bike Heist Band
Christian Hansen and the Autistics
Slow Dance Couple
Even Younger Barry
Lovely Laundry Lady
Convenience Store Clerk
Convenience Store Customers
Mike and Leah's Children
Mike Chase Stunt Double
Stolen Bike Dude
First A.C/Focus Puller
Head Grip/Gaff/Set MacGyver
Jib Operator/Set MacGyver
Environmental Monitor/Production Assistant
Wardrobe/Props Provided by
Dub Architectural Firm
Alley Kat Breweries
The Wombats, Millwoods Chapter
Staples, Calgary Trail
Chase D. Dubauskas
Police Props and Costumes
Movie Prop Services
Audio Mixing/Boom Operators
Additional Casting Support
Boston Pizza, Whyte Ave
Wild Earth Grocery
High Level Diner
Spring Creek Ranch/Sparrows Nest Organics
Bee Bell Bakery
New York Bagel
Boston Pizza, Whyte Ave
The Roxy Theatre
Ortona Tenants Society
City Centre Mall Security Station
Linda and Rob
Alie and Tim Edwards
WCI Whyte Communications
Cine Audio VIsiual
MacEwan University Design Studies Program
Dianne and Wayne Karpoff
Scafom Canada Scaffolding and Framework
Trounce Alley Lighting Co.
Legal Services and Consultation
Additional Featurette Footage
Molly and Steve Callahan
Eric De Giuli
As you may have guessed from reading the rest of the site and watching our videos, The Bike Heist is a comedy-caper about two besties who rekindle their bromance over an evening of bike heistery. We completed production in August and are currently in post-production with our release date set for summer 2011.
Whether you know it or not, you have come to this page because you are curious about what we mean when we say "Join the movement!". Well, as a movers and shakers of the interwebs and real life, we implore you to do what you see fit with this information. We are looking to build an audience online before we complete the project so we can gather feedback and input on where and how we should screen the film. We are really passionate about the positive messages contained within the film and are hoping that all of you out there who feel the same will help us reach as many ears and eyes as possible.
If you like bikes, trees, comedy gold, bromances, slapstick, post-post-modernism, nostalgic references regarding the 90's, heists, superheroes, waxing poetic, psychedelia, and/or summertime, then follow these steps and do your part to spread The Bike Heist magic all around the globe.
Step One: Make like a sponge and absorb all of the details on our website (If you are already here, then great- that's one to check off the old to-do list, not bad)
Step Two: Get your 90's nostalgia & pop culture musings fresh from the microwave at POGBLOG (ebay account coming soon- Bike Heist merch is on its way!)
Step Three: Love us on Facebook (it's, um, kind of like, what all the cool kids are doing?)
Step Four: Follow us on Twitter (@strombo will most likely be following us one day- beat him to it!)
Step Five: With the release of each new promo we'll be sending out fresh imagery to display on blogs, facebook/twitter/linked in/ping/myspace (who myspaces anymore?), bike shops, universities, subway stations, "Post No Bills" construction pathway areas, Bike lock-ups, your refrigerator, etc. The more you post, the more will see. If you build it, they will come.
Step Six: Clear your June 24th, as you are not going to want to miss the Bike Heist revelry that is set to occur on this night. Stay tuned to find out more details about our bike-in movie events as they emerge from their cocoons.
Step Seven: Help us bring The Bike Heist to your city/town/hamlet! June is Bike Month, 2011 is The Year of The Bike Heist, and we want to merge these two glorious things! Our dream is an ambitious one, yes, but possible. In fact, due to support from wonderful individuals (such as yourselves), it is taking shape even as we speak! This June 24th, thousands of people will bike en masse to multiple (world-wide?), simultaneous Bike-In screenings of The Bike Heist! If you want to help organize an event in your city, let us know! Contact us via facebook, twitter or old fashioned email: info [@] thebikeheist.ca
If you have made it through all of these steps, then you are a true-blue Bike Heistian. Congratulations and may the bikes be with you!
We love our MAMA EARTH! And to show her how much we care, we have committed ourselves to being environmentally conscious filmmakers. During production we did our best to walk the talk- our ecoMonitor was on set every day keeping a tally of our stellar green practices and reminding us to be gentle (even in the most tense of moments). She is, as we speak, compiling her environmental impact report, where she will discuss our strengths and weaknesses in the eco department. This report will help us to determine how big our film's carbon footprint was (and how much we should be offsetting) as well as let to us know the areas where we can do better in future productions.
We will be promoting the movie as part of the Canadian Green Code Media Project, having adhered to their Environmental Standards for Filmmaking. We also used the Greening the Screen toolkit to educate all of our cast/crew about environmental issues and areas in which they could reduce their footprint within their departments. Now that we are in post=production, we haven't given up on the mission- The Bike Heist team strives to keep our production digital and as low impact as possible at all times. We will be pursuing certification from Greencode, as well as recognition from the Environmental Media Association’s Green Seal Program. Hopefully, we will find ourselves in some green film festivals in the near future as well!
Check out our environmental manual for more information. Environmental Impact report and video coming soon!
Treefort Lab. Environmental Manual
Encore July 09 A great article about the importance of green filmmaking.