Support BikePortland

Craigslist post about post-dooring romance inspires film

Posted by on April 26th, 2013 at 11:00 am

Still from Mike Vogel’s Doored.

Remember that awesome Craigslist post last summer when a guy got doored while biking downtown, but instead of being angry at the door-operener he sort of… fell in love?

Well it turns out that Craigslist post was the inspiration one of my favorite movies from the Filmed By Bike festival that wrapped up Tuesday night. Portland-based writer/director Mike Vogel of Front Ave Productions created his short film, Doored – Fractured Skull, Broken Hearts, based on that Craigslist post and it made its debut at the festival.

In the film, a man (Jamez Haze) and a woman (Jamie Langton) fall in love at first sight — which happens only after the man regains consciousness from a violent collision with her door. They romance through the city with coffee dates and long walks in the sun. Things are going swimmingly. Check out this funny exchange:

The driver: “You know, in driver’s ed they taught us that all cyclists were pretty much all social deviants hell-bent on destroying American culture from within.”

The biker: “I’ve always thought of driver’s as just lazy, inconsiderate resource hogs with a sense of entitlement about owning the road.”

Driver: “But I ride a bike sometimes.”

Biker: “And sometimes, I drive.”

But then things take a hilarious turn. Watch it for yourself below…

NOTE: We love your comments and work hard to ensure they are productive, considerate, and welcoming of all perspectives. Disagreements are encouraged, but only if done with tact and respect. If you see a mean or inappropriate comment, please contact us and we'll take a look at it right away. Also, if you comment frequently, please consider holding your thoughts so that others can step forward. Thank you — Jonathan

Leave a Reply

1 Comment threads
0 Thread replies
Most reacted comment
Hottest comment thread
1 Comment authors
Jonathan Gordon Recent comment authors
newest oldest most voted
Notify of
Jonathan Gordon
Jonathan Gordon

As thefuture said in the original post, that was adoorable! I LOLed at the punchline at the end.