Summary Since I can remember, I was always fascinated with speed. My childhood heros were always the ones who went the quickest. They had the courage for speed and the courage to shape their destiny. This film is a hero's journey. As we follow David Coulthard's life path we not only get to know him as a driver and as a man, but see how life's random changing events, and his interpretation of them, let him forge his own destiny and shaped a world around him..
Synopsis The film is like a race weekend. The narration will take us on to the race track as the film follows him on a journey that runs like a race itself. We will be on race tracks, fast shifting, time-lapse images to give us the sensation of speed. From a boy racing karts to a gentleman Formula One driver, the visual line is David getting ready, testing, warm up, and racing on track. These images will be intercut from the beginning until the end of the film as a connecting thread. A voice over tells us of David's climbing up a path of success, winning race after race. The film's "pitstops" give time to show us how connected random events that can profoundly influence life and the relationship to the present and how they effected David. There will be intercuts of David speaking as well as a few of the key people that were around during the original journey. He will tell his own story which is complemented with a voice over. I will show that the feeling of speed is important at the beginning, but as we go along ending, we see that it does not matter, as determination and self belief take over, leading to victory. The final laps of the film show that boyhood dreams can be realised with courage and that destiny is in your own hands.
David Coulthard, Sir Jackie Stewart, Mika Hakkinen, Sir Frank Williams, Martin Whitmarsh, Alain Post, Norbert Haug, Mark Webber, Adrian Newey, Christan Horner, Dave Boyce.
Film currently in production, at the rough edit stage.