A FILM SERIES BY MOONLAKE ENTERTAINMENT
Since 2008 Moonlake Entertainment has been working on several international Motorsport Projects featuring legends such as Niki Lauda, Sir Jackie Stewart, Sir Stirling Moss, David Coulthard, Mark Webber, Nico Rosberg, Lewis Hamilton, Hans Joachim Stuck, Jochen Mass, Walter Röhrl and many many more.
Through the UK release of our film "Lauda - The Untold Story" (with Premiere Picture) on the Silverstone Weekend 2015 we were inspired to develop a new series of feature documentaries and fictional films about the greatest motorsport legends and racetracks in the world.
The first feature in the series entitled “The Green Hell” ® (with Wentworth Media & Arts), is the story of the Legendary, Demanding and Deadly Nuerburg Ring! It is completed and due for release in Q4 2016. We collaborated with leading motorsport car brands including Mercedes, Aston Martin, Audi and Porsche, with legendary drivers and motorsports personalities. The Film is narrated by Murray Walker and Sky sports F1 commentator David Croft.
Our current productions are "Mille Miglia" and "Monaco GP".
"Auto racing began
5 minutes after the second car was built."
- Henry Ford
the offical first film series teaser - the story so far!
COMPLETED / IN PRODUCTION:
Growing up in Austria the theatre of F1 marked my childhood when Jochen Rindt and Niki Lauda ruled F1. For me it was the ultimate show at the time with extreme unfearful, almost crazy drivers racing in fueled bombs on four wheels.
When Niki Lauda had his almost fatal crash in 1976 I didnt really understand what happend to him - but a couple of years ago I wrote a script about his legendary 33 days before his comeback in Monza - which through mysterious ways later inspired a film, entitled "Rush".
Since then I had the great possibility to create the first two feature docs of a series of Motorsport Films, actually in a changing time of motor racing. The long lasting travel from death to safety and the almost gentle sounding, super high tech racing cars caused strange races or as Lewis Hamilton puts it "As soon as we've done the start, we slow down. Generally we're not pushing 100% like they used to" - and also the challenging iconic race tracks have been replaced. Still, the pilgrims have changed, but the religion is the same.
Therfore I am really glad to have the opportunity to work on this series and to tell the thrilling stories of motorracing, its legends and famous tracks since the early 1920s until today. Let's hope that now is the time that speeds must be increased to match somehow the times of the V10 era a dozen years ago.