Behind the Scenes of the Bikes Welcome Short Film ‘Future’s Welcome’

One weekend last December I drove a truck, decorated a huge cake, drilled big holes to DIY bike parking, and helped make a film.  And that was just my little part in the making of our Bikes Welcome Short Film.


Film for Change Aotearoa developed the script and managed the production, filming and editing.

Wellington City Council’s Communities on Bikes Fund provided both faith and funding.


The Preservatorium Cafe and Cannery provided the most awesome location for our cafe scene.

Gerard at Lucid Dream Bike constructed the ‘future vehicle’ for the film.

And a number of Wellington’s biking and sustainability champions spent the day being extras.

Now watch the movie to find out how it all came together!

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Why make a film?

On our website we were referring to overseas films about Bikes Welcome Businesses.  But we needed something local that told an NZ story.

  • We wanted to create a short film which demonstrates, in a local context that: customers ride bikes,
  • bike use is good for business,
  • it is worthwhile to encourage and support biking for transport.

An underlying message is that bike use is good for communities, health and environment. I was using links to similar films from overseas, but wanted something with a local flavour.

Thank You

A huge shout out of thanks to all the wonderful cast, crew, sponsors and extras who made this film hapen.  You rock.

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