Gary Mason and Tommy Hill, ex champion James Whitham and ex BSB and world champion Carl Fogarty will all be attending the London premiere alongside many other British Superbike riders and their awesome bikes will also be on display.
‘I, SUPERBIKER’, the no-holds barred full length motorcycling documentary film, will be presented in a special screening event across the UK, for one night only on Monday 14 March 2011 after its premiere in London on Thursday 10 March. The film is being distributed by Arts Alliance Media, in association with the MCE Insurance sponsored British Superbike Championship (BSB) and Motorcycle News (MCN).
The high-octane documentary intimately follows the great British hope, Tommy Hill, whose parents have sacrificed their home, holidays and finances to support his burning ambition to be Britain’s number 1 superbike racer.
Tommy commented, "British Superbikes is motorcycle racing at its very best and this film shows that brilliantly. It’s amazing to see BSB on the cinema screen. It’s a massive sport with a great following – now hopefully people who don’t know it that well can see what an incredible event it is”.
Alongside Tommy Hill, ‘I,Superbiker’ is a revealing portrait of the highs and lows of fellow racers, James Ellison, Josh Brookes and Gary Mason, riding through torturous conditions and risking life and limb at every race meeting. Motorcycle fans and thrill seekers alike will be able to experience the gladiatorial speed, strength and tenacity of the riders as they battle their way through the dramatic 2010 BSB Championship.
As well as capturing stunning on-track action, the film goes behind the scenes to follow the unfolding drama among wives, girlfriends, teammates and managers. Everyone wants their rider to win and passions are aroused when things go wrong.
The film’s writer, producer and director Mark Sloper of 400 TV commented: “I wanted to capture the emotion and passion of motorcycle racing – a classic motorcycle racing film that might be set in the 2010 season but can still be fresh in years to come”. He added, "I also wanted it to appeal to people outside of the motorcycle industry and fan-base. And I wanted to try and change outsiders’ perceptions of motorcycling”.
Arts Alliance Media’s VP of Alternative Content, Elizabeth Draper remarked, “We are thrilled to being adding ‘I Superbiker’ to our successful portfolio of sporting releases, creating a scintillating theatrical experience for cinemagoers, both dedicated motorcycling fans and anyone who appreciates an awe-inspiring story”.
Along with the stars of the film, pop legend and Albert Square’s most recent addition, David Essex will be attending the movie’s West End premiere at the Empire Leicester Square on March 10, more than thirty years after he played the starring role in the cult British biker film Silver Dream Racer, to which ‘I, Superbiker’ is dedicated and from which the film makers drew their inspiration. The original silver dream race bike from the 1980 film has been tracked down from Germany and will be on view at the London premiere. A limited number of tickets to the premiere will be made available for the public to purchase, giving fans the opportunity to walk the red carpet alongside the film’s headliners.
Presented in stunning 2k digital cinema, with a film score by David Vanian of the Damned and music by Phil Collen of Def Leppard and Manraze. ‘I, Superbiker’ will be shown for one night only, on Monday 14 March.
Full details of the nationwide screenings including Swindon Empire can be found at www.ISuperbiker.com.
“A brilliant mix of heart-pounding action and emotional insights" Keith Jackson, The Sun
“A gripping film from start to finish” Paul Hood, The Mirror
“At last a British motorcycle film we can get behind and be proud of” Marc Potter, MCN