Racing Documentary “Rookie Season” Set for Theatrical Release in over 100 cinemas across North America, Australia & New Zealand on February 25th and Global TVOD/Digital on April 4th
The feature film debut from director Adrian Bonvento, “Rookie Season” gives audiences unprecedented access to the team throughout their 2019 season, be it through visceral in-car cameras, frank pit lane and engineering room discussions, or meaningful insight from the main characters.Adventure Entertainment will release “Rookie Season” theatrically in over 100 cinemas across North America, Australia and New Zealand beginning on February 25th and Strike Back Studios will launch a global TVOD/Digital platform release to follow on April 4th, 2022.
In 2019 Adrian Bonvento undertook the daunting task of creating his debut feature length film as a team of one, telling an incredible underdog story. Businessman and amateur racer Frank DePewpurchased the assets of Rebel Rock Racing in late 2018 with the goal of testing his skill in the professional racing ranks. He hired as his co-driver Robin Liddell, a decorated veteran with 29 career wins in IMSA’s top-level series and the 2015 Michelin Pilot Challenge champion in the Grand Sport (GS) class. Joe Hall also joined the team as crew chief. The road to success was anything but easy. The team finished dead last in a 49-car field at the 2019 season opener at Daytona International Speedway. Slowly but surely, DePew, Liddell and the Rebel Rock crew built the program back up and punctuated the rebirth with a win at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park and a storybook victory at Road America.
Director Adrian Bonvento was there for it all. Bonvento was given unprecedented access to the team, and the open, honest narration from team members provides rare and intimate insights. Action sequences were filmed entirely independent of broadcast cameras. Bonvento’s unfettered access and creative cinematography makes for a fresh and powerful portrait of a team, in an attempt to discover what truly drives these individuals at their very core.
Cinematic and enthralling, “Rookie Season” forgoes traditional interviews and straps the viewer firmly into the driver’s seat, as it follows the highs and lows of Rebel Rock Racing during their inaugural IMSAseason. A deeply moving and introspective account of what it takes to compete, this is a story of struggle and strife; of victories along the way; of defeat. It is a universal underdog tale that attempts to uncover the truth and the meaning behind the pursuit of one’s dream.
We hope you can join us for one of our upcoming zoom press days on Feb 2nd, 3rd or 4th timed to our Feb 25th Global Theatrical release for interview, review and preview film coverage, for Strike Back Studios cinematic racing documentary “Rookie Season.” Private screener links available for interview, review and what to see coverage available upon request.Many thanks for your support of independent film as always!
“Rookie Season”Trailer: https://vimeo.com/569018309/aad4e40ff4
About Adrian Bonvento:
A creator and competitor at his core, Adrian Bonvento aims to convey his lifelong passion for sport in each of his films. With a distinct filmmaking style, he produces enthralling scenes that captivate the viewer through both action and art. As a documentary filmmaker, Adrian consistently strives to push the limits of what can be accomplished under pressure, without the comfort of multiple takes. In his career to date, Adrian has produced videos for Ferrari, Audi, Porsche, Chevrolet, and many private clients at events around the world. His production company, Bonvento Creative LLC, specializes in action sport filmmaking, and always strives to bring a fresh and powerful perspective to each step of the filmmaking process. Additional work in Adrian’s portfolio can be found at: www.AdrianBonvento.com
We would like to thank Annie Jeeves,Publicist-Cinematic Red PR