A Girl Needs A Bike

A Film by Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb

Synopsis

In rural villages in Ghana, Clara faces the challenges of teaching, as her students discover the happiness of having wheels. This playful animated documentary shows how bicycling brings joy to a new teacher and independence to her students.

Director

  • Picture of Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb © Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb

    Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb

    Letitia Lamb is a documentary filmmaker with experience in writing, directing and producing independent and commissioned works. Her first work, THE LALA ROAD, was screened in 30 film festivals across the world, received a Best Director award for Queer Aussie Shorts Brisbane Queer Film Festival and screened across Australia on SBS TV. Letitia continues to research stories that capture her attention with a view to creating heartfelt films to reach and enliven audiences. Vivien Mason is a Tasmanian animator whose films have been screened at festivals in Australia, Romania, Brazil, Spain and France. In 2015 Vivien was awarded a residency at the prestigious cultural centre Cité International des Arts in Paris. She is currently an artistic resident of Arts Tasmania, Hobart.

Awards + Festivals

  • 26th FLICKERFEST (Official Selection, Sydney, Australia)January 10, 2017
  • *WINNER OF THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE AWARD*
    BRISBANE BIKE FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Brisbane, Australia)February 3, 2017
  • 12th ATHENS ANIMFEST (Official Selection, Athens, Greece) March 16, 2017
  • 15th FILMED BY BIKE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Portland, USA) May 7, 2017
  • 2nd PANAMA CANAL INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Panamá)August 17, 2017
  • 8th ANNUAL CHAGRIN DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Competiton, Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA)October 4, 2017
  • 10th HEART OF GOLD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Gympie, Queensland, Australia) October 5, 2017
  • 26th HOT SPRINGS DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA)October 6, 2017
  • 1st MAKE IT SHORT - LEWES SHORT FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Lewes, U.K.)October 14, 2017
  • BEST INDEPENDENTS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Karlsruhe, Germany)October 28, 2017
  • 9th JANA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN & YOUTH (Official Selection, Beirut, Lebanon)November 1, 2017
  • 14th KINOFILM FESTIVAL (Official selection, Manchester, UK)November 20, 2017
  • "LAMETTA KARLSRUHE" (Screening, Karlsruhe, Germany)December 8, 2017
  • FOUR SEASONS FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, London, United Kingdom)February 3, 2018
  • 2nd RAPIDLION SOUTH AFRICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Johannesburg, South Africa)March 3, 2018
  • 5th NONSTOP BARCELONA ANIMACIÓ (Official Selection, Barcelona, Spain)March 20, 2018
  • *NOMINATED FOR BEST ANIMATION*
    8th UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, USA)April 4, 2018
  • UTAH FILM FESTIVAL AND AWARDS (Official Selection, Utah, USA)April 5, 2018
  • 18th MELBOURNE INT’L ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL (Panorama Section, Australia)June 19, 2018

Trailer

Crew

Screenplay
Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb
Producer
Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb
Director
Vivien Mason, Letitia Lamb
Art Direction
Vivien Mason
Sound
Clara Mathews
Editor
Vivien Mason
Sound Design
Mike Gissing
Music
Nick Storr

Details

Running Time
4:38 mins
Shooting Format
Digital 4K 25pfs (3840px x 2160px)
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD), 4k
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

aug&ohr medien
Markus Kaatsch
Riemannstraße 21
D-10961 Berlin, Germany
+49 30 61620068

markus@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

DIRECTORS

Letitia Lamb

letitialamb@gmail.com

Vivien Mason

vivienmason@gmail.com
http://vivienmason.com