An Honest Open Reflection of the Young, Hopeful Lives of Bike Messengers
Justin Hagberg, the guitarist of 3 Inches of Blood, has composed music for a documentary to cover the life of Vancouver, BC bike couriers. This film was created by bike messengers and meant for everyone to enjoy. Taking a look at the preview footage of the movie, the scenes are artistically shot and I think we can all appreciate that. Justin simply states, “It’s a film about the lifestyle of bike couriers in Vancouver.” He adds, “This movie will be in film fests this fall. If it’s showing in your area, definitely go check it out.”
Getting to Know the Subculture within the Culture
These bikers have a lifestyle to claim all their own. I am always intrigued by learning how other free spirits choose to live their life. Also, if we look upon the bikers as absurd for living the type of lifestyle they lead, then that reflects on the observer. The way that I see this is, someone on the other side of the nation with a respect for life, is showing me how they live. That’s more ‘reality tv’ than the perfectly lighted set-ups we call reality tv shows now. The reason why reality tv was originally captivating is because it is REAL. We will always look upon each other’s lives with reverence or possibly disgust, but with respect to the human condition. We are naturally empathetic beings.
Meet the Filmmaker Tom Mcleod
Tom Mcleod is one of the filmmakers and has a history of working with 3 Inches of Blood to create some amazing videos. He assisted with the videos of ‘Anthems for the Victorious’ & ‘Long Live Heavy Metal’ and many other 3 Inches of Blood projects. I would say check out the documentary at the very least just to check out the artistic, timeless moments the video seems to capture. I’m easily inspired.