Director: Steve Mallorca / John Bernardo
Inspirational - Human Interest | USA | 99 min
‘A Peloton of One’ follows a survivor of childhood sexual abuse – Dave Ohlmuller; as he conducts a solo bicycle tour ride from Chicago to New York, in order to raise awareness of this scourge. Along this 700-mile journey, Dave meets other survivors who were abused by coaches, teachers, and family members, and just like Dave himself, Catholic priests. Mile by mile, through these interactions and common stories, as he heads east from his current hometown to the area where he grew up, Dave tries to find a way to connect, and heal from the town where his abuse took place.
Steve is an award-winning filmmaker who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. He has directed a large body of work that spans across narrative, documentary, commercial, corporate, and music video film fronts. His debut feature film: Slow Jam King (2005 San Francisco International Asian American FF, Opening Night – San Jose), won Asian Cinevision’s Emerging Director Award, and was picked up for distribution by Unitel Pictures International (Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros, Imelda). The New York Times hailed Slow Jam King as “Do it yourself filmmaking at its purest… with spirited character’s and high levels of comic energy.” Steve’s second feature film screenplay, Alternate Side, was a finalist for the 2008 IFP Emerging Narrative Screenplay. Steve also served as the Director of Photography and Editor of the 2015 lacrosse documentary: ‘The Lost Trophy’, which was picked up by ESPN and had multiple airdates on ESPNU.
John is a 20+ year veteran of the Film/Video industry, who specializes in producing ‘Branded Content’ Docu-Series: e.g., Brotherhood – aired on the Esquire Network, starring Jason Sudeikis, Brandon Boyd (lead singer for the rock band; Incubus), Jon Batiste (musical director for the Late Show with Stephen Colbert); and Single Stories – aired on Sundance TV, starring Bryan Cranston and Ed Burns. He is adept at working both the business and creative ends as both a campaign strategist and copy/script writer. He loves to connect passionate, advocacy-driven audiences with topical, emotion-stirring content in the right environment, at the right moment in time/history. And he has successfully done so for brands such as Jameson Whiskey, and Sprint Telecom in media environments such as ESPN and NBCU.