Made In Queens is a short film that lifts the lid on an underground scene emerging in the outskirts of New York’s Queens borough. Directed by Nicolas Randall and Joe Stevens, the film looks at a small crew of Trinidadian teenagers, led by Nick Ragbir, who are obsessed with customising their bmx bikes with the fattest soundsystems they can possibly hook them up with.
“In this age of obsessive video sharing and social networking, nearly every action is designed and packaged for public consumption. Especially with young people,” says co-director Joe Stevens. “The immediate charm of Nick and his crew is that they’re the exact opposite of all that. There is nothing calculated or self-conscious about who they are. They’re just a group of friends doing something to challenge themselves and have some laughs. It’s a story which would have never come from kids who were born here.”
Here’s the official trailer to the movie:
A copy of the film was delivered to cr in a case with a fold-out, double-sided poster and a Made In Queens sticker designed by Randall after much BMX sticker research. The red disc enclosed even has a BMX wheel printed on it – here are some shots of the packaging:
To find out more about the project, visit madeinqueensfilm.com