Motorcycle documentary “Fifty Years of Kicks” to be released online
•20 min video documentary profiling two experienced motorcycle riders
•Will be released online free Thursday 12th April 2012 at motojournalism.com
•Trailer and HTML embed code available at http://youtu.be/HroBE2VrkiA
Fifty Years of Kicks is a 20 minute video documentary featuring two experienced motorcycle riders who continue to do what they love despite age and health issues.
There are plenty of videos focusing on teenagers and young adults, pushing their sport to the limit. With Fifty Years of Kicks, we want to show older adults pushing their bodies to the limit. Instead of being inspired by the exploits of 18 year olds in extreme sports no longer within our grasp, we find ourselves being inspired by older people participating in activities typically reserved for the young. Rather than lamenting, “I wish I could have tried that when I was young”, we want to say, “I want to be like them when I grow up!”
Fifty Years of Kicks, is a collaboration between Motojournalism and Traction off-road e-rag, and is our first attempt at video production. The documentary was shot in a true “beg, borrow or steal” manner. The video and sound equipment used to film it was substandard, but generously loaned by colleagues and friends. The subjects and location owners were very accommodating with their limited time.
We would like to continue to produce episodes profiling the interesting characters in and around motorcycling and are looking for sponsors to make that possible. We want to tell the stories of the people who participate, the reasons why these people engage in a sport with inherent risks and dangers, and why they can’t live without these two wheeled machines.
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