I'm still sore from a weekend of racing both on the velodrome & cyclocross but wanted to get an issue out. Especially to reflect a week after the Bicycle Film Festival. Thank you for reading! : )
16 years ago, I attended and appeared in a film entitled 'The Breath' directed by my friend James Connelly in the 6th annual BFF in NYC. This was my first experience with the festival and it was magical!
Ten years later, Twotone had the opportunity to support the 2016 edition of the BFF with BYCS in Amsterdam. And in 2022 , Twotone once again had the chance to support one of our favorite cycling institutions for its 3rd edition in our hometown!
This was a tremendous honor for our agency, our extended team, clients, and the cycling community here in Amsterdam. Special thanks to the entire Twotone team of Quinda, Kristy, Kike, Malo, & Bob for all of your efforts to make the weekend a success!
Ultimately, we earned 30 articles & counting in international titles with a combined 46.3 million audience; meaning an estimated 262k views in publications like Het Parool, de Volkskrant, The Radavist, Bike Rumor, Bicycling NL, Fiets, Velozine, Mashable, Racefietsblog.nl, Fietsvrouwen.cc, Tweewieler, Fietsmarkt, Velostrom & more! Additionally, we've tracked more than 100 social media shares, showcasing the joy & wonder that the BFF is known for!
Our monthly radio show, The Mechanics of Joy, broadcasted live all day Sunday on Echobox Radio sharing the Future of Women's Cycling panel, Q&As, and interviews with directors, cast & attendees to listeners worldwide!
We distributed film programs around the city by bike as well as in the Netherlands and in Europe by mail. We hosted out-of-town visitors, loaned bikes to those without wheels, Kike sang with his family in the opening night concert, and Twotone celebrated our 8th birthday that evening with BFF attendees & friends from around the world! Simply put: this is what we live for!
Thank you, Brendt, for your beautiful words of gratitude below. This means the world to us!
"Dear Twotone and all. Thank you! We touched a lot of hearts this weekend. This is important. Why do it otherwise? It was a challenge to pull off; however, we made the first great festival in Amsterdam. I believe this was a win. We all won together. I am personally grateful for all of the super hard work and passion you have put into this. The party was the best party I have been to in years. It carried the BFF spirit, and it complimented Blonde Redhead. We have now officially made the first awesome BFF in Amsterdam! Gracias, Thank you, Bedankt!" – Brendt Barbur, Director, Producer & Founding Director of The Bicycle Film Festival.
Thank you, Move & Ride Out, for hiring us & hosting the event!
Thank you to everyone from near & far that came out to this edition of the BFF to make it so tremendous! Hope to see you again next year!
In closing, here are some highlights from the weekend:
- Twotone's Opening Night & Afterparty Recap Reel
- Our Day Two Recap Reel
- Our 8 Year Party Post (more party & BFF photos here too)
- Twotone Turns Eight Story Highlights & Party Pic Reel
- Our BFF Weekend Story Highlights
- Stefano Zotti's B&W Weekend Reel
- Kasia's Weekend Reel
- Ondrej from Chimp Bars' Weekend Reel
- Let me know if you know of another weekend recap elsewhere!
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📷: BFF AMS group photo after the Urban Bike Shorts program
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Mira covers songs from Snail Mail, Claire Rosinkranz & Phoebe Bridgers. The EP also includes a live Judy Blank cover as well.**
Thank you very much to Stephen for taking the time! These moments are so magical with Mira, and it's wonderful to share her music with the world.
*Listen to songs that Stephen has either co-written, produced, engineered, or mixed here.
**The Judy Blank cover of 'Who've You Been Loving Lately' was recorded live on Echobox Radio in Amsterdam in June, 2022. You can listen to the whole episode here.