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Overview

Some of New York City’s most in-demand locations are off limits to motor vehicles. We’ve developed specialized film & photo service programs featuring a rich man’s “western dolly”: a flatbed rickshaw. 

Guess what? Tracks are now optional: Trikes give you the freedom to move about and take different trajectories on the fly.

With the rise of bike lanes, motor-vehicle bans, and congestion pricing, filmtrike services in the streets make more sense than ever. In locations such as Central Park, the Brooklyn Bridge, or Hudson River Park, our service can’t be beat. Activate our expert filmtrike service for film & photo crews, our pick-up trike for production equipment logistics, pedicabs to shuttle crew about the “set”—or all three.

N.Y.C.

Industry Services

Our trikes’ manpowered nature enable you to shoot legally and effectively in iconic locations such as Central Park, Prospect Park, the waterfront promenades, or even Brooklyn Bridge.  Our experienced, knowledgeable crew has a unique perspective on the city and experience in NYC filmmaking that will help your project stay smoothly on schedule and nail that hard-to-get shot.

Packages may include pedicabs, pick-up trikes, container trikes, or flatbed trikes. Expanded rickshaw film support packages are available. RR is the most experienced trike-based film support company in New York City: choose us when you need dependable service on which you can rely.

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Film Services FAQs

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What sort of services do you offer?

Revolution has supported film, TV, and photo shoots since 2005 with specialized equipment and services tuned into these industries unique needs. Our flatbed trikes enable the camerman and sound man to team up and execute shots on bridges, in parks, and other spots in which motor vehicles are either inappropriate or simply illegal; in fact, we’ve rolled with up to four team members at a time on our flatbeds. As well, we offer crew support services with our pickup trikes and pedicabs – you can roll all of your equipment in our pickup trikes and/or freight trikes, while talent, management, et cetera can roll in one or more cabs. Also, moving people and equipment between the shot and the on-street operations HQ is valued by crews.

How many people/how much weight can a rickshaw carry?

Pedicabs carry up to three people. For plus-sized persons, we recommend going with two people per cab. All our trikes are rated to carry up to 550 pounds; we can haul heavier loads on occasion, but we don’t like to do so too often – we don’t want to stress out our trikes. Most of our cargo boxes, flatbeds, and pickup trikes measure about 3 feet wide and 4 feet long.

How fast do the rickshaws travel?

We unscientifically estimate that dudes on trikes average about 6 miles per hour. Not bad, considering that the average speed for motor vehicles in Manhattan is about 9 mph – and their average speed crosstown is just 4.5 mph. They’re perfect for capturing runners, bikers, and others moving through city streets, in parks, on bridges, inside stadia, and elsewhere.

Where do your rickshaws operate? Are the rickshaws only available in Manhattan?

We’ve travelled all over the metro area for shoots – Connecticut to shoot on a covered bridge rated for bikes and pedestrians only, Brooklyn for a Fort Greene shot, and myriad Manhattan locations. Have wheels, will travel!

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