VLOG #2: Hello from São Paulo

For the past few weeks, Fredrik has been on the road, filming for BIKES vs CARS in Paris and São Paulo. Check out the latest video blog to hear about what he's been up to.

Stay tuned in the coming months for more VLOGS from Fredrik, where he'll keep you updated on the progress of BIKES vs CARS.


BIKES vs CARS Thank You Wall

Screen_shot_2013-12-16_at_15.07.43.png

 

You can now check out our website's Thank You Wall, where the names of all 2000+ BIKES vs CARS contributors are proudly displayed. We've sorted the page by country, but you can click on each one to see what cities are represented as well. Maybe you'll find that some of your neighbors are BIKES vs CARS supporters too! 
 



  

BikesvsCarsChristmas.jpg

 

You may have seen this Christmas-inspired photo floating around the internet this past weekend. We'd love to see more bikes spruced up for the holidays. Send us photos by posting them on our Facebook page, or by using the hashtag #bikesvscars on Twitter and Instagram! If social media isn't your thing, just send us an email with the picture to bikes-vs-cars@wgfilm.se.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Reward delivery and BIKES vs CARS filming: Full-speed ahead!

DVDpackages.jpg

Kickstarter backers: look out for mail! We've been doing our best to get all your rewards sent out as quickly as possible so that you can start enjoying your WG Film docs and Propaganda Kits. If you haven't yet, make sure to fill out your Kickstarter survey so that we can go ahead and send you your rewards.

 

While we've been getting emails and packages sent out here at the office, Fredrik has been filming on the streets of Paris. He'll wrap up the year with a trip back to Sao Paulo, where the shooting will continue.

 

Screen_shot_2013-11-26_at_1.59.54_PM.png

What's next for BIKES vs CARS? Keep checking up on the blog, where we'll make sure to keep you updated on any news!

 

 


WE DID IT!

What an exciting day for us at WG Film! At 3:28pm Swedish time, our Kickstarter ended with a final count of 82,124 USD and 2020 backers from 50 countries and 300 cities (that we know of)! We are overwhelmed by all of the support we've received by friends from around the world. Thank you so much for joining our BIKES vs CARS community! 

If you or your friends are interested in contributing, but didn't get a chance to through Kickstarter, you can still make donations here. You also have the option to make a tax-deductible donation (US). Contact film@wgfilm.com for more info.


Bike Friend Matches All Kickstarter Contributions in the Final Days

As we write this, there are just 66 hours remaining of the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter campaign. On Friday, November 1st at 3:28pm Swedish time, 10:28am New York time and 7:28am LA time, it will officially end! Already, 1683 backers from almost 50 countries have given their support to help us reach our original goal of 50,000 USD. Now, we have one last initiative to bring in last minute backers.

From this point on, a very generous supporter, Todd D., has offered to match all new pledges AND all raised donations up to 10,000 USD. Give $5, it becomes $10. Already gave $10? Give $10 more and your total contribution becomes $30! Imagine what an extra $20,000 could do for all of us. That's a lot of international outreach and community building!

Read more

The Yes Men say....yes, to the bike!

The Yes Men, alias Andy Bichlbaum and Mike Bonanno, are mostly famous for impersonating big-time criminals in order to publicly humiliate them and raise awareness about what they consider problematic social issues. Now, we also know them as supporters of BIKES vs CARS! They sent us this greeting from a local New York bike shop to tell us just how important they think the bike is. 

I don't know about you, but we think they might be missing something....?


BIKES vs CARS Spreading Around the Globe

One of our main goals with the BIKES vs CARS film is that it reaches as wide of an audience as possible. The need for a less car-centric attitude towards city planning isn't limited to any city, country or continent. Changes need to be made around the globe. 

Screen_shot_2013-10-21_at_4.01.46_PM.png

That's why we're especially happy to see how far word has spread about our project and the Kickstarter. So far, we've gotten over 1000 Kickstarter backers from at least 40 countries and 190 cities. We've seen numerous articles and blog posts from both local Swedish bloggers, like our friend Christer Ljungberg, as well as internationally known publications, like The Atlantic Cities and Streetsblog

Read more

Kickstarter Updates

Have you seen the newest rewards on the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter?

If not, you better go take a look before they're gone! We've added 7 high quality, Swedish-made bikes as reward options. One model is a sturdy, beautiful blue bike built to handle any climate. As of this posting, there are just four left. And for those of you who like Malmö FF as much as director Fredrik Gertten does, you'll love the customized MFF bikes - just two available! These bikes can be shipped anywhere in the world, at no extra cost.

Learn more about them on our Kickstarter page.                       

newbikereward.jpg

malmoffbike.png

Read more

Spread the word (in many languages)

Busy days here at the WG Film office! Fredrik Gertten (director of BIKES vs CARS), who can often be seen biking around in his hometown Malmö, has spent most of his days indoors with the editor Morten Giese, planning the upcoming editing of the documentary. 

Screen_shot_2013-10-16_at_12.14.52_PM.png

And of course, we're all working hard to keep the Kickstarter moving, which seems to be paying off! So far this week, we've passed 700 backers and reached 45% of our goal, two exciting and important milestones. There are now 16 days left of the BIKES vs CARS Kickstarter campaign to reach our final goal of 50,000USD and to get as many backers as possible. Whether it's a 50 dollar, 25 dollar or 1 dollar donation, it helps us prove that there are a lot of people out there that truly care about this issue.

Read more

Are you on the map?

BIKESvsCARS_map

We've been keeping tabs on all the cities where the BIKES vs CARS Facebook friends and Kickstarter backers come from. The above map (which you can click on for a better view) is a beautiful display of all the support we've gathered from around the world! We're still waiting on Antarctica to step up to the plate, but so happy to see that people from 6 different continents, dozens of countries and countless cities believe in what we're working on and want to help bring the BIKES vs CARS documentary to a global audience.

Are you a supporter, but don't see a mark on your city? Email lina@wgfilm.se and we'll get you on there! Do you know people that live in places that are not yet marked on the map? Could you ask them to donate a dollar to this campaign? That's all it takes, one dollar, to get another mark on this map and to show that we are many - everywhere.

By the way, in honor of the global support, we now have a Portuguese and a Spanish subtitled version of our Kickstarter video. More languages to come soon!



connect

get updates