Opens in cinemas across Australia SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
The Wayne Gardner Story
WORLD PREMIERE – MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2018
Director: Jeremy Sims (Last Cab to Darwin)
Writers: Jeremy Sims, Matthew Metcalfe
Producers: Matthew Metcalfe, Fraser Brown
Featuring: Wayne Gardner, Donna Forbes, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainy, Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz
WAYNE, the incredible feature documentary about former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, ‘The Wollongong Whiz’ Wayne Gardner, will release in cinemas nationally on 6th September 2018. The film will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival this August, followed by special event screenings in Sydney and Wollongong, with Wayne in attendance.
Directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab To Darwin) and produced by Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown (McLaren), WAYNE is an inspiring and wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend. With girlfriend Donna Forbes never far from his side, Wayne’s remarkable journey takes him from a 5-dollar dirt bike in Wollongong to the pinnacle of his sport, finding success on racing circuits around the world. In 1987 Wayne becomes the first Australian to win the World Motorcycle Grand Prix, and with it, the hearts of all Australians.
Featuring interviews with legends from the sport’s ‘golden age’ including Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainy, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz, WAYNE is an amusing, inspiring and, at times, wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend.
WAYNE will premiere on Friday 3rd August at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with Wayne Gardner, Donna Kahlbetzer (née Forbes), director Jeremy Sims and producers Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown in attendance, followed by a Q&A screening hosted at the Comedy Theatre on Sunday 5thAugust. Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne will host a Sydney Premiere on Monday 6th August with Wayne Gardner in attendance, before a hometown screening in Wollongong on Tuesday 7th August.
“Wayne Gardner’s wild ride to the top of motorcycling’s premier class is an adventure for the big screen. Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown knew this captivating story would excite audiences, and director Jeremy Sims has perfectly captured the incredible experiences of Wayne and Donna, taking viewers behind the scenes on this adrenalin fuelled journey,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.
In Australian cinemas nationally SEPTEMBER 6, 2018
Trailer coming soon: https://www.youtube.com/user/transmissionfilms08/
Running time: 95 minutes I Classification: CTC
Distributed in Australia by Transmission Films
**Information and Images Courtesy of Transmission Films/Miranda Brown Publicity
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