'Out of Nothing' to spend week at Pickford

Submitted by Western Today on Thu, 11/19/2015 - 11:46am

The award-winning documentary film 'Out of Nothing' will spend a week at the Pickford Film Center starting Friday, Nov. 20.

A number of Western Washington University students and alumni, including producer Andrew Lahmann, worked on the film's production. Lahmann co-produced the film with Ryan Stiles.

The documentary film has been picked up for worldwide distribution by Studio Canal and ESPN. Because so many of the film's crew is from Bellingham, they have been allowed by their L.A. agents and distributors to hold a special five-day advanced run of the film in town, Lahmann said.

The film follows four local men as they set out to conquer the world records of land speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, using homemade motorcycles they built on extremely low budgets here in their garages. The movie is less about motorcycles, and more of an inspirational story about working hard to follow your dreams.

Aside from acquiring distribution, the film is fresh off a win for Best of Festival and Best Documentary in New York and London, respectively. The entire musical score was composed in Bellingham, and students from WWU Symphony Orchestra were brought in to record on the soundtrack. All of the original lyrical songs from the film were also written and recorded specifically for the story by local Bellingham bands.