The 24 Hour War

Feature Documentary

The 24 Hour War

2016

The Ford versus Ferrari rivalry at Le Mans™ is one of the most famous battles in racing history. It started in 1963 when Henry Ford II tried to buy Ferrari to save the ailing Ford Motor Company, which was being crushed by GM and the Corvette on the track and at the dealerships. Ferrari was the most successful racing team in the world at that time. 

After months of intense negotiation, Enzo Ferrari said no — refusing to allow Ford to interfere with what he loved the most: racing. Henry Ford II was furious and vowed to build a racecar that would dethrone Ferrari. Ford engineered a revolutionary racecar called the GT40. The battle would be at the most famous race in the world, The 24 Hours of Le Mans™, where Ferrari had reigned supreme for decades. In the 1960s only two teams ever won Le Mans™.

WW rights available excluding: SVOD/ TV – Netflix Exclusive (Nov 15, 2019- May 15, 2021) – US, CA, UKIE, ANZ, Africa, Benelux DMAX Italy – Exclusive (exp. Apr. 2022) – Italy.

(1hr 39min) HD

Shelby American

Feature Documentary

Shelby American

2019

SHELBY AMERICAN tells the story of automotive icon Carroll Shelby. Shelby started as a chicken farmer in East Texas and went on to become one of the winningest racing drivers in the history of American motorsports. When a tragic heart condition sidelined his racing career, Shelby reinvented himself as a manufacturer, creating the Shelby Cobra. The Cobra dominated American sports car racing from its inception, but Shelby’s goal was always to win internationally and beat Enzo Ferrari, who he had a personal vendetta against.

Henry Ford II noticed Shelby’s success and hired him to not only run Ford’s GT40 program, but also to beat Ferrari at the biggest race in the world — The 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Ford/Ferrari wars at Le Mans would become the most storied racing battles in automotive history, and Carroll Shelby was always center stage. To this day, Carroll Shelby is the only man in history to win in Le Mans as both a driver and a manufacturer.

Carroll Shelby came from humble beginnings working as a chicken farmer in rural Texas. He exploded into the auto-racing scene by beating all the top-tier drivers of the era and winning the 24 Hours of Le Mans in 1959. All while still wearing his chicken-overalls. Carroll had a heart condition that nearly killed him, forcing him to retire from racing. He started Shelby American and assembled a ragtag team of hot-rodders to execute his vision of building groundbreaking sports cars like the Shelby Cobra. He also led Ford and the GT40 to multiple victories at Le Mans over Ferrari.

Shelby’s cars, driven by the greatest drivers in the history of racing, cemented his legacy. He is the only man in history to win Le Mans as both a driver and a manufacturer. And is still the only American auto-manufacturer to win the World Manufacturing Championship.

(1hr 59min) HD

Uppity: The Willy T. Ribbs Story

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Uppity
The Willy T. Ribbs Story

2019

An in-depth profile of the life and career of Willy T. Ribbs the controversial Black driver who shattered the color barrier of professional auto-racing and became the first Black qualifier in the storied history of the Indy 500. Willy T. Ribbs was the Jackie Robinson of auto racing. Despite being a Formula Ford champion in England, Willy T. had another race to win when he returned to America—the race against bigotry. 

Many owners, mechanics, sponsors, and drivers in the racing world derisively referred to Willy as “Uppity” behind his back; death-threats, unwarranted suspensions, and engine sabotage followed him throughout his journey in racing. Despite the setbacks, he was an amazing driver and he became one of the winningest drivers in the history of the Trans Am series. The establishment did everything in their power to keep this great driver down, based on his defiant attitude and antics. Through sheer determination, Willy shattered the color barrier in professional racing, becoming the first Black man to race in the Indy 500.

WW rights available excluding: SVOD/ TV- Netflix Exclusive (Feb 2, 2020- Feb 2, 2021) – US, CA, UKIE, ANZ, Africa, Nordics, Benelux.

(1hr 39 min) HD

Winning: The Racing Life of Paul Newman

Feature Documentary

Winning
The Racing Life of Paul Newman

2015

The world knows Paul Newman as an Academy Award winning actor with a fifty-plus year career as one of the most prolific and revered actors in American Cinema. Yet few know the gasoline-fueled passion that became so important in this complex, multifaceted man’s makeup. His racing career spanned thirty-five years; Newman won four national championships as a driver and eight championships as an owner. Not bad for a guy who didn’t even start racing until he was forty-seven years old.

WW rights available excluding: SVOD- Telefonica Spain Exclusive (exp. Mar 31, 2020)- Spain and Andorra. DVD – US/CAN (exp. Jun 14, 2022). LatAm (exp. Dec 30, 2030). China (exp. Jan 31, 2023).

(1hr 23min) HD

Road Hard

FEATURE FILM

Road Hard

2015

After his movie and television career has run dry, Bruce Madsen (Adam Carolla) is forced to go back on the road, playing one dingy comedy club after another, spending endless nights in budget hotel rooms and always flying coach. Amidst trying to revitalize his career, rekindle his love life and put his daughter through college, Bruce knows one thing for sure – he must get off the road. ROAD HARD is the story of that journey.

Featuring: Jay Mohr, David Koechner, Howie Mandel, Diane Farr, David Alan Grier, Larry Miller, and Illeana Douglas.

Penton

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY

Penton

2014

Full-length documentary about John Penton. An American icon and motorcycle trailblazer who along with his family and a band of loyal followers, changed off-road motorcycling forever. This is an American story about family, competition, ingenuity and business that will tug at the hearts of everyone who sees it. John Penton is a motorcycle icon and pioneer whose life on a farm in Ohio led to a long list of motorcycling accomplishments and global notoriety. 

What began with a humble motorcycle shop, turned into an international off-road racing career leading him to the discovery of the need for a smaller machine which he was soon selling in the US. With his innovative Penton motorcycles, he introduced riding to a new generation of riders around the world. This documentary includes narration and interview from Lyle Lovett.

(2hrs 15min) HD