Concrete Rodeo: Early 90′s Chicago Messenger Documentary

by Jeff on December 31, 2012

Concrete Rodeo from Chip Williams on Vimeo.

A documentary short made in the early 90′s follows three Chicago bicycle messengers and the challenges they face on the job and in the streets. The film contains lots of bike riding footage in downtown Chicago interlaced with the messenger’s personal stories. This twenty-two minute short provides a glimpse into the bike messenger trade, pre-911. Concrete Rodeo won several awards on the festival circuit back in 1994, including top prize “Work of Excellence” at the 17th Tokyo Video Festival. I produced, shot and edited this documentary as my thesis film while enrolled in the M.F.A. Film & Video Program at Columbia College Chicago.

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