Formula Once Racing is an incredibly huge sport world wide. It amazing how many people actually watch it. It's one of the most watched sporting events in the world. There is such a huge market out there for it, and now it looks like we are going to get a documentary that focuses on the sport.
Spitfire Documentary Films, Diamond Docs and Flat-Out Films are hoping that doing a documentary on this sport pays off for them. The three producers are teaming on a Formula One feature doc to span the history and evolution of the dangerous and glamorous world of Formula One.
Diamond Docs' Mark Monroe and Paul Crowder will write and direct the documentary. Monroe recently wrote the Oscar nominated Doc The Cove and The Tillman Story, which recently premiered at the Sundance Film Festival. Crowder started out as an editor who cut films such 2004's Riding Giants, which is one of my favorite documentaries ever, due to my love for surfing.
Producer of the film Nigel Sinclair had this to say:
Our goal is to achieve a bigscreen action documentary experience with all of the style and charisma of the era. The heyday of Formula One racing was a very different time, when the risks were high and the characters were larger than life.
The film is currently in production, and will include interviews with various personalities from the sport, including the drivers, designers and engineers. The doc also has the support of F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone.
I don't know if you watch Formula One racing or not; if you do, then this is a doc you can look forward to, if you don't, then the doc may end up selling you on watching it. I'm not a fan of it myself, but I'm definitely interested in learning about the history of the sport and how it grew to be so insanely popular.