The Ovarian-Psycos bicycle brigade knows how to start off their year right. After skyrocketing last year into the minds of cyclists and women as one of the premiere female-only bicycle groups in Los Angeles, and even now in the nation, The Ovarian Psycos – A Documentary Film has launched its Kickstarter campaign yesterday.
Filmmakers Kate Trumbull, Joanna Sokolowski and Michael Raines have been working with the Ovas since the middle of the year, capturing them at rides like Clitoral Mass (see our Clitoral Mass video here) and around Eastside landmarks (did you spot the Boyle Hotel on 00:13?).
The film’s campaign barely started yesterday, but has already got the attention of Kickstarter staffers and raised more than $2,500. The film is looking to raise $10,000 by February 23. Here’s what the money will be used for according to their Kickstarter:
Your contribution will directly support our launch into full production for the feature and broadcast version of the film, supplementing the cost of travel from San Francisco to L.A., the hiring of additional crew and equipment, archival research, food, gas, parking, hard drives, archival research, transcription, media logging, and a full time editor
In addition to Clitoral Mass the Ovas plan a monthly Luna Ride, worked with the Eastside Riders and other groups for the Black and Brown Unity Ride, have participated in CicLAvia, organized “mobile bike repair” clinics, and have generally been an active bicycling present for the past couple of years.