Motorsport Heroes film stars announced
Motorsport Heroes, the first major featurefilm commission of Motorsport Network, was given a sneak preview of its narrative and cast list last week.
Directed and produced by BAFTA and Sundanace award-winning Senna mastermind Manish Pandey (right of pic), the film brings together two-time Formula 1 world champion Mika Hakkinen, ex-f1 star Felipe Massa, nine-time Le Mans 24 Hours winner Tom Kristensen and former World Rally heroine Michele Mouton.
“Motorsport Heroes puts four central protagonists together in a setting that is conducive to recounting their incredible life stories, their successes as much as their trials and tribulations,” explained Pandey. “Rather than script the story, Tom,
Felipe, Michele and Mika relay their own recollections, they share their experiences. Thus the narrative we are drawing out is organic, driven by our heroes themselves.
“To frame and catalyse their stories, our ‘cast’ spent a weekend together in an English stately home, doing what you do in a country-house setting – sharing breakfast together, venturing out for a walk in beautiful parkland, retreating to seats around the fire. And as the group bonds and finds common experience, so the film journeys into some of the darker reaches of their lives where each of our heroes are realised as they relate how they found the reserve of spirit to overcome challenges that would crush lesser people.”
The film has formed a partnership with the Institut du Cerveau et de la Moelle Epiniere (ICM), a global powerhouse of neurological research founded by FIA president Jean Todt, seven-time F1 world champion Michael Schumacher,
FIA Medical Commission president Professor Gerard Saillant and Ferrari chairman Louis Camilleri.
Motorsport Heroes is scheduled for general release in May and will also be available across Motorsport Network channels.