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Budnitz Bicycles officially released The Gift today, a new short film by award-winning filmmaker Russ Lamoureux and produced in partnership with Partizan Entertainment.
The Gift is set within the mind of a man as he watches the woman he loves transform his gifts into freedom. Starring the Budnitz Model No.3 city bicycle, a beautiful woman, a pigeon, and a bucket of water. “This powerful film about freedom continues our commitment to making great works of art that represent the ethos of our line of high-end city bicycles,” said Budnitz Bicycles founder Paul Budnitz.
Shot entirely in black & white, at night, and using high-speed cameras, The Gift features a cast of characters whose elegant, intertwined movements recall a ballet.
“We decided to tell a story about relationship, something timeless with the feeling of a New Yorker short story,” says director Russ Lamoureux. “We end up at the final moment — an ending that is also a beginning.”