December 4, 2014
Recently we announced we’d be helping out on a new feature length film directed by Mark Phinney called “It’s Not Funny Anymore.” The film takes place in Boston and features a stand-up comedian struggling to decide if self-sabotage for the sake of art is worth it. Ultimately he decides he’d like to give being a bike messenger a shot…that’s where Superb Bicycle comes in!
On Tuesday the film crew came by the shop to shoot some exteriors and do a quick scene in the shop where Scott is looking to purchase a new bike. We set him up on one of our new Superb prototypes, got him a bag and a shop cap as well.
After getting everything needed indoors it was time to venture out into cold Boston air for some action shots. We mapped out a route that went from the shop through the heart of the city and down to the Seaport. First we did some group riding shots which our friends JT, from Somervelo, and Nick Murphy joined us on.
Mark and crew seemed pretty happy with the group shots so JT and Nick headed off for some celebratory drinks at The Tam. We had to still get a few shots of Scott riding on his own so We continued down Boylston Street, through Chinatown and into the Seaport District.
Scott rode like a natural – albeit a bit crazy riding with no gloves on a breezy sub 32 degrees Boston afternoon. All in all it was a great deal of fun and we’re stoked we could be part of it. Filming continues on in the Boston area for the next couple of weeks but most of the bike stuff is a wrap!
Grab some more info on the film over on their Facebook page or follow along on Twitter. We can’t wait to see all the footage and really can’t wait for a trailer and the of course the premier!