Wonderful Trailer For The Film RIDE which Tells the Inspiring True Story of BMX Rider John Buultjens
I've got a trailer here for you to watch for a great looking indie film called Ride. It co-stars Ludacris and it tells the true story of BMX rider John Buultjens from Glasgow, Scotland.
Buultjens, who is played by Shane Graham, was raised by a white supremacist family and he got into a lot of trouble growing up. He spent a lot of his youth locked away in a juvenile detention center. He eventually came under the care of a foster family, the father of which is African American. As they overcame the challenges of racism, they ended up forming a bond and in the process, John learned how to be one hell of a talented BMX athlete!
The film tells a powerful story and it looks like it's actually a great film! Ever since I was a kid I've enjoyed the sport of BMX riding and it's cool to see that John's inspiring story has been turned into a feature film.
The film was directed by Alex Ranarivelo (Alpha Males Experiment, American Wrestler: The Wizard, The Dog Lover, Running Wild, Pray for Rain, and Dirt). The cast also includes Sasha Alexander, Blake Sheldon, Jessica Serfaty, Ali Afshar, Nic Luken, Christina Moore, and Zaire Adams. Here's the synopsis:
Following a violent incident at 8 years of age, a troubled youth from a white supremacist family is sent to a juvenile detention center by the courts. After spending the better part of his childhood locked up, a persistent social worker finally finds him potential foster parents. He becomes hopeful until the foster parents arrive and he discovers that his foster father is black. With no better alternative, he agrees to go home with them. Things are tumultuous at first, but the foster father is determined to get through to him. When he discovers his foster sons fascination with BMX and teaches him how to ride a bicycle, the two start to form a bond and helps thrust him down the path to BMX glory.
The film is set to premiere at the Newport Beach Film Festival, and will most likely be released sometime this summer.