Bike Boy - Then and now

We interview and capture live street performer Bike Boy (Sean Bridges) as he performs solo one evening to a reticent crowd gathered at Sydney’s premier tourist location, Darling Harbour. He recalls an unusual and memorable time working in America as a street performer.
REVIEW:
With an almost flawless performance, colourful humour, bike balancing, chain saw wielding, knife juggling, torch tossing, pole climbing, audience participating, effortless entertainment for young and old.
Former European Circus touring performer arduous labouring a sluggish melancholic Saturday night's crowd becomes Bike Boy’s real act.
Boy becomes a Man - a legend and a legacy - a hard day's hustle.

  • Glen McClelland
    Director
  • Glen McClelland
    Writer
  • Glen McClelland
    Producer
  • Seyed Mostajab
    Producer
  • Sean Bridges
    Key Cast
    "Bike Boy"
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    20 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 AUD
  • Country of Origin:
    Australia
  • Country of Filming:
    Australia
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, 4K Sony ++
  • Aspect Ratio:
    2.35
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Glen McClelland

Glen David McClelland is an Australian filmmaker. His films are known for their distinctive visual and narrative styles, and he is regarded by some critics as a modern-day example of an aspiring auteur. He is also a registered architect. Born: 29 June 1967 (age 52 years), Castlecrag, NSW, Australia
Recent movies: Bike Boy - Then and now, Perception, Cliff Oval walk
Awards: the stop-motion animated Metamorphosis in 1985 received commendation at Art Express Sydney.
Early life: Son to Marie and Ian McClelland and 3rd in a line up of four brothers. His mother and father both Architects. He participated in school plays including Oliver Twist with Anne Semler and musical director Bill Motzing.
As a child, Glen made silent films on his Super 8 camera and starred his brothers and friends. Cousin Robbie Caldwell helped with plot and scripting.
Film Career:
Metamorphosis. Animation short shown at Art Express Sydney Art Gallery 1985.
Eric and Marie Nicholls a reflection. Documentary series under development 2019-2020
Perception. This short film released 12 January 2020.
Directing Technique: Delivers curiosity, imagination and illusion imagery, emotional empathy, POV action camerawork. Influenced by Wes Anderson, Albert Broccoli, Marvel.

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Director Statement

Glen’s altruistic approach to the world around him underscores his belief in contributing and making a renaissance revival in Australia’s quasi dormant film industry.