EXCLUSIVE: Former Formulation One champ Damon Hill is the topic of a brand new documentary from Alex Holmes, director of BAFTA-nominated doc biopic Maiden.
The characteristic will discover the story of how Damon Hill overcame the tragic loss of life of his father, Formulation One icon Graham Hill, and set himself the problem of changing into world champion in one of many world’s quickest and most harmful sports activities. It’ll chart a son’s life-long search to know his father set towards the backdrop of two contrasting eras of the game, and the way Damon wrestled together with his father’s legacy.
With the assist of Damon Hill, and the Hill Property, the filmmakers will use Hill’s intimate household archive in addition to archives that includes the glamorous however extremely harmful period of Nineteen Sixties motorsport and the extreme on monitor rivalries of Nineteen Nineties Formulation One icons Schumacher, Senna and Prost.
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Manufacturing is because of begin later this yr. Contributors will embrace, amongst others, Bernie Ecclestone, Gerhard Berger and David Coulthard.
Producers are Simon Lazenby, lead presenter of Sky Sports activities’ Formulation One protection, and Victoria Barrell (Bobby Robson: Extra Than A Supervisor) each of Sylver Leisure. Luc Roeg and Cora Palfrey of Impartial Leisure are government producers.
Damon Hill mentioned: “I’m excited that my intimate story exploring my deep reference to my father and the robust parallels in our racing careers can be dropped at the display screen by distinctive filmmaker Alex Holmes.”
Director Holmes added: “This documentary could have all of the richness of a dramatic characteristic. It has the weather of a traditional story, an orphaned little one who’s impoverished and ignored following the loss of life of his father, however who fights his strategy to declare the crown. It’s full of superb characters. Graham Hill was a titan of the game and Damon drove in an age of titans together with Prost, Schumacher and Senna. The story can be instructed by those certified to inform it, those that have been there. Those that lived it. And on the coronary heart of the movie, our hero, Damon, a (sports activities)man of uncommon compassion and articulacy who combines the flexibility to relive the second for us, to put himself again within the warmth of the motion.”
Holmes’ well-received 2018 movie Maiden, picked up by Sony Classics for the U.S, instructed the story of Tracy Edwards, the 24-year-old cook dinner on constitution boats, who turned the skipper of the primary ever all-female crew to enter the Whitbread Around the World Race in 1989.