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Ex-“Saturday Night Live” funnyfella-turned-movie-star JASON SUDEIKIS took a nasty tumble when he got all macho on a motorcycle during filming of his new flick “Tumbledown” in snowy Princeton, Massachusetts!

Waiting to film a motorcycle sequence, Jason jumped on the bike with a cocky grin and proceeded to show cast and crew he’s a Wild One – racing it up and down the snow-lined streets, even popping an eye-popping wheelie as everyone gasped, until… Sssliiiide!– his wheels slid over a patch of black ice and he instantly lost control! READ ON

'Out of Nothing' motorcycle documentary to premiere at Mount Baker Theatre

Mark Bjorklund of Bellingham rode a specially designed Ducati when he tried to set a speed record in 2012 at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah. "Out of Nothing," a documentary made in Bellingham, follows the racing dreams of brothers Mark and Carl Bjorklund, Jason Omer of Ferndale and Bill Woods of Shoreline. The movie will premier May 17 at Mount Baker Theatre. CHAD DEROSA — COURTESY TO THE BELLINGHAM HERALD  Read more here: http://www.bellinghamherald.com/2014/03/29/3557714/out-of-nothing-motorcycle-documentary.html?sp=/99/101/102/#storylink=cpy"Out of Nothing," a documentary made in Bellingham about motorcycle speed records in Utah will go public May 17 with a premier at Mount Baker Theatre.

Many of the people who worked on the movie are based in Whatcom County, and three of the four motorcyclists profiled in it reside in the county. The movie's music and lyrics are by local musicians, too.  READ ON

Sit Stay Ride - A film about dogs who ride

Artie, a rescued Newfoundland, takes to the highways of Redding, CA in the upcoming documentary, Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs. (PRNewsFoto/Eric Ristau)Sit Stay Ride is a heart-warming documentary about motorcycle riders who travel with their four-legged friends.

MISSOULA, Mont.March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest project by veteran indie filmmakers Eric Ristau and Geneva Liimatta is an upbeat documentary that also focuses on a worthwhile cause. OK, the subject matter is a little bit out of the ordinary – but who cares?

This husband-and-wife team from Missoula, Mont., is putting together a film about motorcyclists who bring their dogs along for the ride. No, these easy-riding pups don't sit on the seat, clasping their owner's midsection. They ride in sidecars and wear specially designed dog goggles (called "doggles"). Fittingly the movie is entitled Sit Stay Ride: The Story of America's Sidecar Dogs.

"Seeing a dog in a sidecar brings a smile to everyone's face," says Liimatta. "Our film explores the relationship between sidecar dogs and their motorcycle-riding humans. The dogs and humans we've met while shooting this project are amazing characters. You'll love them all."

So far, footage for Sit Stay Ride has been shot in WashingtonCalifornia and Montana. "We've found other amazing sidecar dogs in other parts of the country," Ristau says. "We really want to include them in the movie."

Traveling around the country to produce a film is an expensive proposition, however. Ristau and Liimatta have a budget of $28,000 for travel, a soundtrack, sound mix, color correction, DVD manufacturing, distribution and promotion.

In order to defray these costs, they have launched a Kickstarter campaign, encouraging dog-lovers, motorcyclists and anyone else to support production of the film. Thus far, about $10,000 has been raised. Information about their Kickstarter campaign, including sample clips from the movie, can be viewed at www.sidecardogs.com.

The Kickstarter campaign has three distinct objectives:

  • Help fund production of the film
  • Solicit additional subjects for the film
  • Promote animal welfare organizations

"Many of the dogs featured in this film were adopted from the Humane Society and other incredible organizations," points out Ristau. "This is an important message we're trying to send. We want people to adopt dogs and other animals, and also to support agencies that find homes for these pets."

Anyone interested in appearing in Sit Stay Ride can contact Ristau and Liimatta through their Kickstarter page.

Depending on their donation level, Kickstarter contributors will receive thank-you gifts that include behind-the-scenes photos, bumper stickers, on-line previews of the movie, DVDs, T-shirts and viewing parties.

"It's a great story," says Ristau. "The film shows how dogs and their owners came to ride together, the adventures they have and how they connect with the greater community when they're out on the road."

For further information, visit www.sidecardogs.com or contact Ristau at Email.

Eric Ristau

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