This is a short, but very intimate portrait of Alex Zanardi, the former Formula 1 driver and winner of the American Champ Car Series. Alex was already a star, when he had his almost fatal accident at the Lausitzring in Germany. He lost his legs, but not his attitude. Alex Zanardi came back and did the impossible: He won races in the World Touring Car Championship, two gold medals at the Paralympics in London 2012 and just recently added two more handbike world titles!
It was a unique experience to spend a day with a true hero at his house in Padua, talking about his life and joining him for a training session with his handbike. His last words in our film describe him best. But see for yourself...
AGENCY // STEREOSCREEN
DIRECTOR // TIM HAHNE
EDIT & GRADING // JULIUS JACOBY
DoP // THOMAS NÖSNER
MUSIC // TONY ANDERSON
PRODUCER BMW // MARC THIESBUERGER
PRODUCTION // STEREOSCREEN
The Encounter Collection by Stephen Kenn explores the significant act of passing an object on from one generation to the next. It is in this exchange, accompanied by words of wisdom, that a boy is often called to a life of courage. While aware that everyone's life experience is unique, and often painful, this film focuses on the experience of a boy losing his father and yet retaining the love and passion that was intended for him.
Creative Development: Process Creative and Stephen Kenn
Music Curation: Ryan Taubert
Sound Design: White Noise Lab
Color: Matt Fezz
Letter and Voice Over: James Watson
Young Boy: Bradley Aiello
Boy: Lucas Aiello