a producttion of
THE WAY TO HEAVEN IS MADE of ASPHALT.
THE ROAD TO HELL as well...
35 riders from all over the world meet every year in Macao, the biggest motor sports spectacle of Asia, the Macao Grand Prix. Centimeters decide between the perfect track and certain death. Every year drivers crash on the difficult 6.1 km long course.
This year, the Saxonian Didier Grams starts together with his Belgian teammate Marc Fissette on the narrow and highly challenging street circuit for the German Team Heidger Motorsport. The film follows the protagonists 24/7 around the clock with their great challenge Macao in 2013.
Independant Filmmaker Andreas Knuffmann explores the inner life of his heroes and their greatest fears, their soulfull secrets, constraints and their addiction to speed. Didier Grams is accompanied by his father Jens for years. Mechanic and technical director of the team is Albrecht Wendritsch, best friend of Jens family. Each screw must be double -checked . The relationship of the three mutually is complex , driven by desires and personal goals, based on deep trust and a special friendship.
Day and night filmmaker Andreas Knuffmann accompanied the three Saxonians, who come up with clear and wise reflections of their own finitude or the role of being a responsable father. The film tells the story of this underdog-team that competes like " david vs. goliath" against the "big teams" in the IRRS scene.
At the end of every race remains the hope that all drivers return safe and sound from the biggest adventure of their Life - in the style of modern gladiators.
FINISHING races is important,
but racing is more important.
world award of merit
- Dale EARNHARDT
A HONEST DECLARATION OF LOVE FOR
PASSION, COURAGE anD DESTINY
Written, directed & produced by ANDREAS KNUFFMANN.
Editors JÖRN SÖNKSEN, PATRICK SERTORE, MARK MALKOWSKI.
Music composed by CLEMENS WINTERHALTER.
Director of Photography PATRICK SERTORE.
2nd uniti camera ANDREAS KNUFFMANN, SERGIO PEREZ, PAOLO PELLEGRINI, CHRISTIANO BERRETTA.
Voice over DAVID ALECKNA, ANDREAS KNUFFMANN.
Audio post production supervisor THOMAS WEICHLER.
Executive producer ANDREAS KNUFFMANN
a production of BOOMERANG FILMPRODUKTION
Thank you so much for your great support and participation ...
MICHAEL RUTTER, IAN HUTCHINSON, JOHN MCGUINESS, HORST SAIGER
and our protagonists:
DIDIER GRAMS, MARC FISSETTE, JENS GRAMS, ALBRECHT WENDRITSCH, and MARIO CUPPER!
Special thanks to my incredible
DoP PATRICK SERTORE, PAOLO PELLEGRINI, FRANKY - the captain- HEIDGER, CHRISTIANO BERRETTA,
my editor JÖRN SÖNKSEN, to greenlight tv, STEPHAN KRAUS,
SERGIO PEREZ, PATRICK CASTRO, CARLOS MAKWA BARRETTO, BBC,
and the Macau Grand Prix Committee...
Speed. FULL THROTTLE. MADNESS.
Founder and owner/CEO of boomerang filmproduktion, Andreas Knuffmann, started shooting films at the age of 13.
After 25 years of professional work in all different positions as TV-station executive producer for SAT.1, freelance director or content provider/consultant he created boomerang filmproduktion in January 2000.
Browsing through life, finding fascinating people and touching stories, asking questions and digging deeper in a new subject or cosmos – that is what he deeply love and want to share.
TAKE A RIDE
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