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
ELIXIR is a short film about young, up-and-coming mountain bike racer, Nick Geddes. To get through the toughest and most unexpected challenge of his life, Nick finds inspiration in the most simple of ideas: returning to his bike.
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