Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Saturday, February 25, 2012
WHAT'S GOING TO HAPPEN? part 1
What's next after CHARGE, FASTEST, The Doctor The Tornado & The Kentucky Kid and FASTER?
You can help decide.
Buy the movies from mneale.com and from fastestthemovie.com and the chances that we
can make another one are much greater.
Movies need investors, and investors like to see a return on their investment. As long as
people pay for the movies rather than downloading them illegally, we have a chance of
So buy them for yourselves, for your friends and families, and buy them for us,
the people who make them. And if you can, if you're in the USA and Canada, buy
direct from us and cut out the middleman. And then we can make another one for you.
If you've already bought them, thank you for your support. It really does make all the difference.
And now, in the spirit of undying hope that things will surely work out for the
best, here's a story from May 2003, and the Cannes Film Festival premiere of FASTER.
The photograph above shows me and Ewan McGregor waiting with our motorcycles
for Valentino Rossi to show up so we can do an elaborately-planned but not entirely
legal street stunt with him and six other MotoGP stars, to promote the movie.
But in the photograph, the person we are looking at coming towards us is not the Italian
world champion, but the Cannes chief of police. 'We've heard about you people,' he
says. 'We have orders from Paris HQ to stop you.'
Watch the video (link below), and you'd think everything went like a dream.
Listen to MotoPod (link below) and find out what actually happened.
The video is here
The rest of the story is here - the Cannes part starts 1hr 34mins into the show:
Here's to things working out for the best.
The original post on fastermovie.com:
May 16 2003
Cannes Film Festival 2003: FASTER steals the show
FASTER had its world premiere at the 2003 Cannes International Film Festival and Market. Before the premiere, we took over the Croisette and grabbed headlines all over the world with the 'Cannes Grand Prix'.
Riders and bikes
Olivier Jacque Yamaha M1
Colin Edwards Aprilia RS Cube
Alex Hoffman Kawasaki Ninja ZXRR
Loris Capirossi Ducati 999
Garry McCoy Kawasaki ZX6RR
John Hopkins Suzuki GSXR1000
Valentino Rossi Honda CBR600RR
Ewan McGregor Honda CBR600RR
Distance: 1.5 kilometres, from Port Canto along the Croisette to the Palais du Festival
Max speed: 40km/h
Result: noise, smoke and mayhem. Valentino Rossi finished last after arriving late.
Many thanks to: Team FB Honda for Ewan’s bike and for helping to make it happen; ProBike for Garry McCoy’s bike; Pascal Renaudin for letting us use the port; and Stephanie Dalgon for lending us her yacht. Merci a tous.
Thanks also, of course, to the MotoGP teams and riders, to all at DORNA and to Ewan McGregor.