Liam Neeson-Narrated Motorcycle Racing Doc Gets U.K. Distribution
Indie distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment strikes a deal with British sales banner The Works International for "Road" for a June rollout.
LONDON -- Indie distributor Kaleidoscope Entertainment has struck a deal for U.K. rights to the Liam Neeson-narrated documentary Road, about motorcycle road racing.
Directed by Diarmuid Lavery and Michael Hewitt the feature length documentary details the story of two sets of brothers from Northern Ireland who have dominated road racing for over thirty years, Robert and Joey Dunlop, and their sons, who are following them into motorcycle racing.
Kaleidoscope Entertainment inked the deal for the film, produced by Belfast's DoubleBand Films with sales banner The Works International.
The movie made its world bow at the 14th Belfast Film Festival in March this year and will be rolled out in the U.K. in June.
Motorcycle road racing is regarded as the most dangerous of all motor sports, as riders compete at speeds of up to 200 miles per hour on closed country roads, often lined with trees, telegraph posts and stone walls.
Road features motorcycle action, candid race-day scenes and the story of two generations of a family touched by success and loss.
The deal was negotiated by Clare Crean at The Works and Spencer Pollard, CEO of Kaleidoscope Film Distribution.