THE BIKEMAN

Like every city, Salford is full of abandoned items (Microwaves, Televisions, Washing Machines...). This is the story of Alan Borne, a man who collects old bicycles from the streets in order to give them a second life, fight the throw-away culture and improve his community.

  • Oriol Cervera Subirats
    Director
  • Adrian Diaz Villafuerte
    Director
  • Kim Majdalani
    Director
  • Luis Valverde
    Director
  • University of Salford
    Cinema School
  • Adrian Diaz Villafuerte
    Producer
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Genres:
    Self-Portrait, Ecology, Salford, Bicycle, Recycling, Sustainability
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 20 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2019
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    Yes
  • Manchester Student Film Festival
    Manchester
    United Kingdom
    June 5, 2019
    UK Premiere
    Official Selection
  • Short Cut Film Festival
    Inđija
    Serbia
    August 31, 2019
    Official Selection
  • Hungarian International Nature Film Festival Gödöllő
    Gödöllő
    Hungary
    September 11, 2020
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Oriol Cervera Subirats, Adrian Diaz Villafuerte, Kim Majdalani, Luis Valverde

- Adrian Diaz Villafuerte (Spain, 1995): Spanish/peruvian documentary filmmaker specialized in socio-political and environmental issues. Director of award winning documentary "I WAIT" (2018), about the Saharawi - Moroccan conflict. Currently working in the post production and creation of content departments at TERRA INCOGNITA DOCS.

Contact: a.diazvillafuerte@gmail.com

- Oriol Cervera Subirats (Spain, 1994): After attending a BA in Biology and a MA in Documentary Direction in Barcelona, he travels to UK in order to continue his education at the University of Salford (MA Wildlife Documentary Production). He has directed several short films regarding animal torture like “The first flight” (2018) or “Canis Lupus” (2016).

- Kim Majdalani (Lebanon, 1994): Aspiring filmmaker who has studied wildlife documentary production at the University of Salford in 2019. She believes that every documentary should ignite in the audience a potential for change towards a better world. She's compelled to showcase the stories of the most vulnerable of people and animals, or in other words, speak for the ones less spoken of.

- Luis Valverde (Ecuador, 1995): Ecuadorian filmmaker focused in the interactions between human beings and their environment. He graduated from Film and Cinema at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito. Before studying his Master degree in TV Documentary Production at the University of Salford, he was the administrator and professor of a special educational program that ensured young adults of marginalised conditions the culmination of their general studies. Based upon a humanistic perspective, he is now dedicated to achieve a truly democratic representation of individuals through documentary portraits.

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