Acclaimed Moto GP Film FASTEST Set for U.S. Premiere on October 14
MALIBU,Calif. (Oct. 3, 2011) – The critically acclaimed Moto GP documentary FASTEST is set for its United States premiere with a private and exclusive screening on Friday, October 14 at The Deuce Lounge inside the Aria resort and Casino at City Center in Las Vegas. Filmmaker Mark Neale followed the MotoGP circuit during the 2010 and 2011 seasons and searched the DORNA MotoGP archives, creating a true cinematic experience that captured the excitement, thrills and human drama as the world’s best drag their knees at nearly 200 mph.
“‘FASTEST’ – the greatest feeling, the greatest risk. This is the essence of MotoGP and of the movie. The ecstasy and the terror of life at the very highest level of motorcycle racing.” -Mark Neale
Moto GP is the worldwide pinnacle of motorcycle racing, and FASTEST takes you to its heart, capturing the behind-the-scenes personalities that make the sport one of the most popular on the planet. With 105 wins to his credit, Italian Valentino Rossi is chasing history, looking to become the winningest rider in the sport as he’s faced with the challenge of coming back from a career-threatening injury. However, standing in his way is a group of talented young riders, led by his teammate and rival Jorge Lorenzo, looking to take the crown from “The Doctor.”
The documentary follows some of the most successful riders in recent years, including Rossi, Lorenzo, Marco Simoncelli, Casey Stoner, Ben Spies, Alvaro Bautista, Randy De Puniet, Dani Pedrosa, Nicky Hayden and Colin Edwards, as they chase the MotoGP World Championship. FASTEST captures some of the most amazing moments in the sport’s recent history as it shows both the incredible highs when it all goes right, and the terrible lows when everything goes wrong.
FASTEST debuted internationally on September 20, to an audience of 1,300 in London, and has received rave reviews, contributing to its global success with both fans and industry professionals alike.
“Good films about motorcycles are few in number, fewer still about motorcycle racing but Fastest is, at least in my book, equal to On Any Sunday.” – David Miller, bikesportnews.com
Neale, a UK native, has won multiple awards throughout his illustrious career for his work on such films as FASTER andThe Doctor, The Tornado and the Kentucky Kid. He paired with award-winning producer Paul Taublieb to create FASTEST, as his background in motorsports and action sports made him a natural for the project. Taublieb consulted on the creation of the ESPN X Games, and now produces all that event’s moto-x competitions, in addition to NASCAR and the TORC racing series. He recently wrapped production with Spyglass Entertainment on a feature film project.
FASTEST will premiere at a private and exclusive screening at The Deuce Lounge inside the Aria resort and Casino at City Center in Las Vegas on Friday, October 14. Press, media, Monster Energy athletes, and other industry insiders will be among those invited to the private event. The premiere will not be open to the public. Tastemaker screenings, available to the public, will take place on specific dates following the premiere event. These dates will be announced shortly.
The documentary is currently in limited theatrical release in areas outside of the United States. The DVD will be available in the United States in 2011. The release date will be announced shortly along with other distribution updates that should thrill MotoGP and FASTEST fans worldwide.
CONTEST DETAILS: MXi will be giving away 2 tickets to the premiere and one night’s stay at the Aria Resort and Casino at City Center in Las Vegas. T-shirts, hats and posters will also be given away. To enter the contest, and for further details, those interested can visit www.fastestthemovie.com/index-US-VegasPremiere.html.
Press images, exclusive clips and the film’s trailer are available at
www.fastestthemovie.com and at www.facebook.com/fastestthemovie.
Malibu, CA-based Media X International, Inc. (MXi) is considered a leading producer of action sports and motorsports content and events, and is known for its dedication to authenticity, creativity and execution. For more information on MXi please go to www.mediax.tv
ABOUT THE FILM
Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011, FASTEST distills the thrilling, terrifying reality of the MotoGP world championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary feature film.FASTEST captures a pivotal moment in the sport. Chasing his tenth world title, the legendary Valentino Rossi runs into the toughest challenge of his life: a wave of ferociously fast young riders, a horrific, leg-shattering crash at the Italian grand prix, an agonizing comeback forty-one days later in Germany, and the question every rider – even the greatest of all time – must face.
Who’s fastest now?
In 2010, Jorge Lorenzo stole the MotoGP crown. But is Rossi still the king?
FASTEST. The greatest feeling. The greatest risk.
A Film by Mark Neale
Narrated by Ewan McGregor
Produced by Paul Taublieb
Written, Produced and Directed by Mark Neale
MXi is an integrated film, television, social media and live-event production company specializing in fact-based stories, youth culture and action sports/motorsports. MXi just wrapped production on “The Vow,” a feature film with Spyglass Entertainment starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Jessica Lange, with Taublieb serving as producer. Previously, MXi produced dramatic telefilms for Showtime, NBC and USA Network, is now developing an action-thriller about surfers and the Mexican drug cartels, is in production on a feature documentary about the life of Hawaiian icon Eddie Aikau, developing a movie about the history of Freestyle Moto-X, while also producing viral videos like the “Rob Dyrdek Tattoo” (with almost a million youtubeviews), the “Marty Lempkin/WORX” television, along with programming for ESPN and FuelTV, among others, while serving as strategic consultant for Monster Energy.
FASTEST is produced and distributed by Media X International, Inc.
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