BMX mounted soundsystems: Made In Queens

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…

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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.

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“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.”

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Group photo

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:

Made In Queens - front
Made In Queens - reverse of case
Made In Queens - open
Folder poster and sticker

Made In Queens insert poster
Made In Queens poster

To find out more about the project, visit madeinqueensfilm.com

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