Gunpowder & Sky Sets National Distribution of McLaren Documentary For Today
Gunpowder & Sky, the global content studio, today announced that the documentary McLaren will be available in the U.S. via video-on-demand, starting August 25th. The film will be accessible nationally via iTunes, Amazon Video, Google Play, Vudu, Sony PlayStation, Vimeo, and Microsoft Movies & TV.
The documentary tells the incredible true story of Bruce McLaren, the legendary racing champion, designer, engineer and founder of the iconic supercar that bears his name.
A fearless sportsman and a brilliant visionary engineer, Bruce McLaren became a superstar during the glamorous jet-set world of 1960s Formula One motor racing. McLaren recounts the New Zealander's life, from his humble beginnings at his father's auto shop in Auckland, to revolutionizing Formula One Racing by becoming the youngest driver ever to win a Grand Prix, to his death at 32. Featuring interviews from his closest friends and family members, the documentary is an unprecedented window into the life of a true genius.
Directed by Roger Donaldson, McLaren was written by Matthew Metcalfe, Tim Woodhouse and James Brown, with Fraser Brown and Metcalfe producing. The film was made by General Film Corporation and Universal Pictures in association with the New Zealand Film Commission, Images & Sound, The Giltrap Group and FB Pictures, with funding through the New Zealand Government's Screen Production Funding Grant and financing from the ANZ Bank.
"In the automotive and motorsports worlds, Bruce McLaren was the true definition of the term 'icon,' as evidenced by his astounding accomplishments both on and off the racetrack" said Jake Hanly, Gunpowder & Sky's VP of Acquisitions. "We are honored to have the opportunity to bring this amazing story to U.S. audiences."