KIDS DON’T RIDE BIKES ANYMORE
Cast: Kevin Gonzalez, Winchelle Jean-Pierre, Mateo Lamuno, Juan Roman Jr., Anna Moreale
Crew: Producers: Ganeesh E. Genus – Screenwriters: Ganeesh E. Genus – Co-Producer: Hani Saqr – Cinematographer: Bryce Riedesel – Key Grip: Ladawn Manuel
A comedic drama following Ant and Dana, a struggling couple in Queens. The two go on a journey in search of a pregnancy test to see if their little family is getting an extra member. From bodega to pharmacy, they discuss the ever-changing neighborhood and the prospects of their life if they’re expecting.
Ganeesh Genus is an award-winning filmmaker from West Palm Beach, Florida. He graduated from St. John’s university with a Bachelor of Science in Television and Film Production. Currently, he attends The City College of New York, where he will graduate with an MFA in Media Arts Production with a focus on narrative filmmaking in May 2019. His style and personal approach to filmmaking is to mix the real with the surreal, to truly depict the world around him. His work has been shown in the U.S. and abroad in countries like Nigeria, Poland, and Spain, and have earned him awards like being named an Honorary State Representative in Indiana for his contribution to the Black community through the arts. Currently, Ganeesh is in production for a short documentary about “May Day 1970,” and is in pre-production for a feature length documentary on Bone Collector, a street basketball legend.
KIDS DON’T RIDE BIKES ANYMORE started with that simple phrase encompassing the general feelings of an entire generation: Times have changed. At the time of me writing the screenplay, I was 23, and a lot of my friends were having kids or getting married. I was still trying to figure out if I had class and how dating worked. I believed that I couldn’t be the only person my age going through the mental, emotional, and spiritual changes involved in going into adulthood. Most of us, if not all, entered adulthood with no training whatsoever. We continue to just make it up as we go and hope things work out. From talking with friends and my based on my own personal fears, the quickest way to get thrusted into the “real world” we were warned about was to be a parent to a child. Or be the expecting parent.