Why I Bought a Bike


Quick stats about the movie

A first time sexual encounter is burdened with the pressures of expectation and the unknown.

Creative team

Writer/director/producer: Brianne Nord-Stewart
Producer: Siobhan Jackson

Director’s statement

Brianne Nord-Stewart says:

Why I Bought a Bike is the first film I made outside Canada. It was produced during my university exchange in Melbourne, Australia.

The restrictions of the project were that is had to be 1-2 minutes in length, only 400ft of 16mm stock could be used, and it had to be filmed in 12 hours or less. I approached the film first by brainstorming simple concepts that I could communicate in 120 seconds.

When a friend of mine spoke about a first time sexual experience I knew I had a story, or at least a universal moment.”

About Brianne Nord-Stewart


Brianne Nord-Stewart graduated in 2009 with a Bachelor of Media Arts from Emily Carr University in Vancouver, Canada. Nord-Stewart also attended renowned film school Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.

A recurring theme of Nord-Stewart’s films is human behavior and interaction when the topic of sex is introduced. Other writer/director credits include returnWhy I Bought A Bike and Trolls.

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