What a Ride is a soulful portrait of a man’s passion for speed and vintage cars, featuring the gripping twists and turns that only exist along California’s northern coast.
Directed by : Daniel Soares
Director of Photography: Leco Moura
Additional Photography: Noe Chavez, Daniel Soares
Editor: Domminick Martimucci, Daniel Soares, Carla D'antin
Color: David Torcivia
Original Score: Ryan Hobler, Hanah Saxton
Sound Deisgn & Mix: Brian Bernard
Producer: Chris Hilsenbeck, Kate Hilsenbeck, Josh Kobrin
Lettering: Kenzi Benabdallah
Opening quote: Hunter S Thompson
Final song: Songs: Ohia
It’s a sunny Sunday in November. Riding shotgun in an old Alfa roadster we pull into a service station with a pack of vintage sports cars in tow, up to our elbows in smiles and road grime. My phone vibrates, my driver's phone vibrates, I look up to see the other drivers reading their phones. Jordan is dead.
Jordan, a man who poured every last ounce of his being into creating a machine that matched his hunger to drive. We spent most of the previous days together riding along in his beautiful 911, talking love and life and cars and listening to the wind. And recording. His final thoughts and last tour captured on film.
This is 'What a Ride', a tribute to Jordan Hilsenbeck.