“Superswede” marks the first original documentary film of Mtg. It was produced by Mtg-owned Nice Drama. Jansson-Schweizer’s previous credits include “Midnight Sun” and “100 Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappear”).
The documentary chronicles Peterson’s journey from small-town Sweden to the international fast lane, featuring interviews with Formula 1 champions such as Niki Lauda, Emerson Fittipaldi, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mario Andretti and Jody Scheckter, as well Peterson’s daughter, Nina Kennedy.
“Ronnie Peterson was a global phenomenon — and now his turbocharged life story is coming to audiences everywhere,” said Jakob Mejlhede, exec VP and head of programming and content development at Mtg.
Eli Shibley, president of international distribution and co-production at Im Global said “‘Supersede’ gives a thrilling glimpse into Formula One’s rock n’roll era through the eyes
The series will be set in 1910 Chicago, Henrik Jansson-Schweizer, Nice Drama founder and creative director, told Variety. The original 8-10 part one-hour show will be created by Jansson-Schweizer with his long time collaborator Morgan Jensen (“Thicker than Water “).
“Andersonville” is a “thrilling Nordic noir series and dark family drama,·said Jansson-Schweizer. It unspools in Chicago’s Swede Town 1910, in the middle of its immigration boom and rambunctious growth, just before Al Capone and other famous gangsters roamed the city. The story focuses on the Ericson family, three Swedish siblings who migrated to Chicago in search of the American dream.
“It’s a drama about immigrants achieving success, prosperity and identity in a foreign country,” said Jansson-Schweizer, commenting that the scripted series aspired to be more than a thriller or a crime drama: “The universal themes have more to do with the
We’ve been rather blessed with wonderful motor racing documentaries and feature films over the past few years. Senna immediately comes to mind bringing unseen footage and a truly inspiring story that was beautiful to watch on the cinema screen. The likes of Tt: 3D based around the Isle of Man Tt was another that stands out introducing the fabulous Guy Martin to the world!
Today we’ve been sent the first look trailer of ‘McLaren’ – a feature-length documentary about Bruce McLaren and the man behind the company that still continues at the top flight of international motorsport to this very day. McLaren takes us through the rise, domination and legacy that Bruce McLaren was able to leave after his untimely death in a crash while testing in 1970 at age of just 32 while testing his new M8D at Goodwood.
The movie trailer gives you an
The very first McLaren trailer has been released online ahead of its release later this year. The documentary is directed by Roger Donaldson (The World’s Fastest Indian, The Patriarch) and is the untold story of a motor racing icon.
Donaldson, a native of New Zealand, also the birthplace of McLaren founder Bruce McLaren, has put together this brand new inspirational documentary, an account of one man’s pioneering spirit, unswerving tenacity and endless passion.
Here’s the official synopsis:
Born in New Zealand in 1937, Bruce McLaren’s determination to make it to the summit of global motor racing circles saw his name become synonymous with the sport; displaying an incomparable will to succeed and desire to better both himself and his burgeoning super brand. In following a singular dream, McLaren elicited the loyalty, determination and love of family,
Starring Dan Stevens (“Downton Abbey,” “The Guest”) as David Heller, a tortured mental patient torn between believing he’s a paranoid schizophrenic plagued with false visions or a powerful telekinetic who hears voices that are all too real,
It’s the kind of hubris suffered by many superstars over the course of Hollywood history, including McQueen’s contemporary, Marlon Brando, whose 1961 Western that he directed and his company produced, “One-Eyed Jacks,” which, like “Le Mans,” went over schedule and over budget, and sunk the method actor’s designs to be a filmmaker in charge of his own projects; while McQueen’s spiritual offspring, Kevin Costner, suffered his own Waterloo with “Waterworld,” the 1995 flop he produced that was also plagued by cost overruns and filming setbacks.
Like Costner at the time of “Waterworld,” McQueen
Radio personality Adam Carolla, who directed the doc along with Nate Adams, partnered with the Web-based car-buying marketplace to host special screenings of the film in 10 cities ahead of its May 22 screening at the Imax Theater Indiana State Museum for the Indy 500. The film had its world premiere in Hollywood in April.
“The folks at TrueCar are almost as excited about racing as I am,” Carolla said in a statement. “They’ve been a great partner with us in a documentary that honors Newman’s amazing career in racing.”
The doc follows Newman’s passion for cars and racing, including footage of Newman on the track along with interviews with actors Joanne Woodward, Robert Redford and Patrick Dempsey. Racers Mario Andretti, Michael Andretti, Sebastien Bourdais
Perfectly timed to open over Memorial Day weekend, known for its infamous races the Coca-Cola 600 and Indianapolis 500, the new trailer for Winning: The Racing Life Of Paul Newman looks at the actor who said in a 1973 interview, “If I could be a competitive automobile driver, I’d chuck this in a minute. It’s pretty hard to start something like that when you’re 47.”
This fascinating documentary – from Adam Carolla and co-director Nate Adams – features Paul Newman (archive footage), Robert Redford, Patrick Dempsey, Mario Andretti, Jay Leno, Robert Wagner, Joanne Woodward (archive footage), Arthur Newman, Tom Cruise (archive footage), Michael Andretti, Bob Sharp, Sam Posey, Sebastien Bourdais and many other racers.
The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year
The film, co-directed and produced by Nate Adams, will open in select theaters nationwide and on-demand on May 22.
Newman’s racing career spanned 35 years. He won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner.
Carolla started restoring and racing vintage racecars in 2003 and has since acquired, restored and raced seven cars that Newman raced.
“There were so many incredible stories about Newman over his 35-year racing career and I was amazed that no one wanted to commit to telling his story,” he said.
Adams has over 30 credits in producing and directing documentary programming for Showtime, CBS, Animal Planet and History. FilmBuff released Carolla’s comedy “Road Hard” in March.
The film includes interviews with Newman, Tom Cruise, Robert Redford, Patrick Dempsey, Robert Wagner,
Directed by Ron Howard and starring Chris Hemsworth, Daniel Brühl, Olivia Wilde and Alexandra Maria Lara, Rush has been met with universal acclaim and is the film to own this 2014.
Set against the sexy, glamorous golden age of Formula 1 racing in the 1970s, Rush is based on the true story of one of competitive sport’s great rivalries as the charismatic English driver James Hunt (Hemsworth) competes against the methodical and brilliant Niki Lauda (Brühl) to be top dog in a world where one wrong decision can ultimately lead to death.
Focusing on the astonishing and now legendary 1976 Formula 1 season, Rush throws the two drivers’ personal styles into stark relief as both put their all into winning in a world that
1: Life on the Limit may be a veritable who's who of Formula 1 - featuring contributions from world drivers' champions such as John Surtees, Jackie Stewart, Emerson Fittipaldi, Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, Jody Scheckter, Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button and Sebastian Vettel to name but a few - but it's really the story of two men, Bernie Ecclestone and Max Mosley.
It's easy to be cynical about both Bernie and Max - particularly when you think about some of the things they've hit headlines for away from the track. But 1 - which uses the tension between speed and safety as its angle - sheds light on their determination to improve safety that some younger followers of motorsport - this writer included - may not have fully appreciated. Both Ecclestone and especially Mosley are
Space is awesome. Take it from me, a guy who went to Space Camp and really considered being an astronaut until I realized how much of my life I’d have to dedicate to studying high science and fitness only to have a slight chance at…nope, we cancelled Nasa Space Flights. So not only does Alfonzo
But the “Work B**ch” gurgler, who’s definitely given us some great videos over these 15 years, did the right thing in reuniting with Joseph Kahn for her new clip “Perfume.” After all, he’s the man who helmed the vids for “Stronger,” “Womanizer,” and “Toxic,” and those are easily three of Brit’s finest cinematic spectacles. But did the reunion work out? Kahn has taken to Twitter in a huff noting that the original “Perfume” video was supposed to be much darker than the one released today, but I’m assuming Britney’s handlers/managers/keepers nixed what looks like gunplay in it. Too bad, since Kahn claims Spears gives a “game-changing performance” in it. And Uta Hagen sniffed.
But hey, guess what?
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