A bike courier has been murdered … and everyone in the town of Passing B.C. is a suspect! Suspects include his keen green boss, his troubled train conductor fiancé, his ambitious Chemistry professor, Passing’s anti-bike mayor and a CEO with Gramsci issues. Detective Epicene (with secrets of her own) must untangle a bewildering conspiracy involving bikes, cars, opera, gender and greenwashing to expose the murderer…


  • Starting Jan 7th, daily silent 30-sec episodes will be screened every 10 min
  • Friday episodes will be repeated on Saturdays/Sundays
  • Murder in Passing concludes with final episode on Mar 1st
  • Additional daily ‘fugue’ videos will appear online, following each episode
  • Daily ads placed in Metro paper, featuring additional clues (can also be found online)


  • in each silent episode (on the subway screens and on this website)
  • in each daily video ‘fugues’ (only online, after each silent episode)
  • in daily Detective tweets (also appearing daily in Metro and on this website)
  • read our blog to find out more
  • enter the contest by filling out our contest form

A Future Cinema Lab/Greyzone Production.
Commissioned by Art for Commuters and Pattison Onestop.
Funded by SSHRC and Canada Council for the Arts.


Mars Brito: Chase Joynt
Detective Epicene: Alexander Chapman
Mayor Keele: Arsinee Khanjian
Cop: Stephen Chen
Professor Klein: Nina Arsenault
Bike Boss: Moynan King
Fiance: Erin Bardua
CEO: Guillermo Verdecchia
Reporter: Ramzi Ayash
Fugue Singers: David Wall, Jeremy Ludwig, Erin Bardua, Stephen Chen


Writer/Director: John Greyson
Composer: David Wall
Co-Producers: Anneli Ekborn, Sharon Switzer
Social Media: Janine Marchessault, Chase Joynt, Andrew Bartlett
Camera: Maya Bankovic
Editor: Avril Jacobson


John Greyson’s award-winning films/videos include Fig Trees, Lilies, and Zero Patience. David Wall is an award-winning composer and lead singer of Flying Bulgar Klezmer Band. Anneli Ekborn acclaimed shorts and features include TIFF-winner Big Girl. Sharon Switzer has been producing art and film projects for public screens since 2007.


Buddies in Badtimes Theatre; House of Anansi Press & Spiderline; Inside-Out Film Festival; Planet in Focus Environmental Film Festival; Public Magazine; Spacing Magazine.


Contact: Marie Nazar, Arts Publicist 416.762.7702 or

About Greyzone – Greyzone is a Toronto production company. Films, videos and installations include Fig Trees, Covered, and Uncut.

About Future Cinema Lab – Future Cinema Lab is a project of York University’s Film Department, exploring the creation of new stories for new screens. Members include Caitlin Fisher, Janine Marchessault, Ali Kazimi, John Greyson, Brenda Longfellow, Don Sinclair, Michael Longford.

About Art for Commuters – Art for Commuters was founded in 2007 by Sharon Switzer, and brings over 100 artworks per year to the Pattison Onestop TTC subway platform screens. Through it’s projects on the these screens, Art for Commuters offers a wide range of contemporary artistic voices, including photographers, filmmakers, video artists, and animators, the opportunity to showcase their work in the public spaces frequented by urban travellers. Art for Commuters other collective members are Jean-Paul Kelly, Lori Newdick, and Claire Sykes.

About Pattison Onestop – Pattison Outdoor Advertising is Canada’s largest Out-of-Home advertising company, serving over 100 markets coast-to-coast. Pattison Onestop, a division of Pattison Outdoor, is a world leader in the development and operation of Digital Out-of-Home Media (DOOH) for mass transit, mall, retail, hospitality, residential, office, and outdoor environments. For more information on Pattison Onestop’s National portfolio of DOOH Networks visit: |