Two Wheeler

In this surreal, 4th wall breaking documentary, a Narrator tries to convince you that Bicycling is the greatest sport in the world.

  • Alex Shoneck
    Perceive, Good Cop Good Cop
  • Alex Shoneck
  • Dalton Norman
    Darkness on the Edge of Town, No More Heroes
  • Dylan Silverglate
    Key Cast
  • Dalton Norman
    Darkness on the Edge of Town, Perceive
  • Serene Blair
  • Malik Brice
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Documentary, Comedy, Experimental
  • Runtime:
    8 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    April 21, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Alex Shoneck

Alex obtained his Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Central Florida’s “Film Production” program in 2019 with a minor in Mass Communication. In his time with UCF he worked with professors to hone necessary conceptual and technical skills related to the production of motion picture. Alex believes in an honest media environment and is determined to use his love of the medium to help those around him realize their visions and aid in sincerely representing both ideals and products. The objective is simple: Compose quality images and innovative scenarios to get people thinking about concepts and commodities.

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Director Statement

This project aims to combine a lighthearted message with a dynamic we can only find in the cinema, a blatantly skewed perception put on display for our amusement. The goal is to exhibit an honest subject trying his best to convince us of a fact that most of us would perceive as false or at the very least, subjective. While it combines traditional “documentary” and narrative styles it is truly about the way in which the audience perceives the information. We have all seen or been to a sporting venue before, but this piece aims to show them in a unique light through the comparison of several different sporting venues to the sport of cycling. I am using cycling as the comparison as it not only incorporates several similar aspects to a wide variety of events but acts as the crux of the narrators biased eyes. Without his bias toward the sport we are not driven to contemplate whether to agree with him for the sake of innocence or denounce him for his blind devotion to the sport of cycling. Cycling also acts to drive the story along, stringing together events and dialogue using the humble framework of a bike ride.

This concept evolved from a more metaphorical, high-concept piece. I previously sought to manipulate the medium more blatantly and incorporate several different unpredictable, real aspects such as interviews. Ultimately, I feel that this refined way of thinking makes more logistical sense while still accomplishing a similar goal. By using the narrator but not calling attention to her bias through real interviews our discovery of the bias is our own. Using archival footage and juxtaposing images make the narrators bias apparent while still being entertaining and lighthearted rather than slow and painful.