With one of the lowest walkability scores in North America, a climate and infrastructure that makes biking pretty tricky, a public transit system that is frequently criticized, and a vast network of highways and suburbs, it’s no surprise that 80 per cent of Calgarians drive to work.
However, some people are committed to living a low-car (or no-car) lifestyle, even in a city that makes it pretty difficult. Peter Tombrowski, a local independant filmmaker, and his family have lived without a vehicle in the city for 14 years. Peter and his wife, Andrea, own Simpler Search Productions (a Calgary-based independent film and video production company) and consider their latest project to be a natural extension of their lifestyle.
Peter has released a casting call for car-dependant households in this city for his feature-length documentary Car Less in Calgary. The film will follow four car-dependent households as they go about their regular lives without the use of their vehicles for one week. Filming begins in October.
Calgary Transit has become an Official Supporter of the film, and will be providing monthly passes for the film crew and bus tickets for households during their one week of filming.
If you think your household would make a great candidate to go “Car Less” for the film, send the name of your community along with a brief paragraph on why you or your family would be a good fit. Send your application to email@example.com with “Casting 2012″ in the email’s subject line.
To view the teaser trailer for Car Less in Calgary,visit: http://www.simplersearch.ca/