Documentary - UK/Spain
Formula One world champion, John Surtees OBE is unique even amongst racing drivers. No man has ever equalled the most remarkable of his many achievements - world champion on both two and four wheels. But that's not all. Incredibly, John is one of three generations of the Surtees family to be successful in motor sports.
John's father Jack was a motorcycle racer both before and after the Second World War, and John's son Henry started racing almost from when he could walk. Tragically, Henry was killed in a freak racing accident when he was just eighteen.
This event shattered John's world. How does a man who survived into old age against all the odds, deal with losing his only son to the sport they both loved?
Surtees is a story that encompasses triumph and tragedy, dedication and sacrifice. A story of a sporting hero looking back at his achievements, and of a young man, full of promise, whose life is cruelly cut short.
The film celebrates an extraordinary sporting dynasty, but also looks beneath the glamour of motor racing to tell a story of men striving to be the best they can, and of the unbearable pain of loss.
Distributor - High Point Media Group.
Language - English.
JOHN SURTEES OBE, JANE SURTEES, HENRY SURTEES, LEANORA SURTEES, EDWINA SURTEES, BRIAN JONES, JONATHAN PALMER, JOLYAN PALMER
DIRECTORS - TONY ALLEN & TREVOR ROGERS
WRITER - TONY ALLEN
EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS - TONY ALLEN & TREVOR ROGERS
PRODUCERS - BRIAN JONES & VIRGINIA ROMERO PEREZ
MUSIC - RAHM KHATZ & BEN DAVIES
CAMERA - MATT BROAD, CLIVE GILL, PAUL HODGSON-HUTTON, PETER CHIPPING & NEIL PURCELL
SOUND - CHRIS LEBERT, KIFF MCMANUS, RICHARD MERRICK, STEPHEN RICHARDSON
EDITING - PAUL BOLTON & TOM DIXON, TREVOR ROGERS, TONY ALLEN
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