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Release Fall 2011

Two years in the making “That´s The Way“ is a film that will not only feature the best
FMX riders in the world, but it will do it in a format never seen before: Aspiring to
bring you closer, this action packed documentary will take the viewer on a trip around
the world to showcase what motivates the riders to push themselves to their limit or even beyond.

The idea to create more than another FMX movie was born in various conversations with the riders, who are deeply involved in the documentary. With their ideas & creative input it´s ensured that their sport is communicated in an authentic way to a wider audience without losing the core identity of FMX.

To deliver something very special in Fall 2011 the crew followed the best riders there are for more then a year on their journey to answer the question: “What does it take to be a professional dirt-bike rider?” Apart from the action on contest & event venues spanning more then 12 countries, the riders invite the viewer to their homes pointing out what it means to dedicate their lives to the sport and living in the fast lane.
True life experiences in cinema quality Full HD, 35mm footage, POV cameras, in-depth interviews, road-movie & travel segments, will give this movie a soulful and authentic spirit appealing a wider audience.

Central to the story is the true-life experience of a well-selected group of riders and their relationship to each other. By telling their life stories the cast automatically created the plot of the movie. Starring Robbie Maddison Australian native Robbie Maddison, now living in California, knows the global scene in & out and is the perfect character for the main act. "21st Century Daredevil" Maddison describes the various aspects of riding a dirt-bike for living, and then hands the plot over to legends & rising stars of the sport, before those reconnect back to him.

Every rider in the main cast reflects on the local & the global scene, and will create through statements on each other & the sport a unique dynamic, which can only be found in the FMX circus nowadays.

An action trip around the globe To give the movie an additional angle, the producers included travel experiences from unique locations the riders get to visit through the sport. A core group of 9 riders with their different characters, styles and cultural backgrounds guarantee a unique trip around the globe.

Independent freestyling production

Starting without any financial support and solely based on the spirit of the riders and
production team nobody really knew during the first year, if the documentary would ever be finished. Nevertheless the team had no doubt that financial support would come. Luckily the first scenes cut convinced Swatch, Red Bull and Vans to support the project and ensure that something special can be delivered in Summer 2011.
50 of the world’s greatest riders Riders include: Robbie Maddison, Nate Adams, Mike Metzger, Pages Brothers, Eigo Sato, Dany Torres, Mat Rebeaud, Brice Izzo, Lance Coury, Alex Kolesnikov, Levi Sherwood, Rich Kearns, Destin Cantrell, Jimmy Fitzpatrick, Blake “Bilko“ Williams, Andre Villa, Adam Jones, Remy Bizouard, Drake McElroy, Peter Pilat, Fabian Bauersachs, Busty Wolter, Petr Pilat, Wes Agee, Jeremy Ruanet, Libor Podmol, Brody Wilson, Nick Dunne, Derek Cook, Mark Phillips, Scotty Stephens, Cam Sinclair, Jimbo Verbrugh, Giles DeJong, Daniel Bodin, Nick de Wit, Nick Franklin, Kai Haase, Derek Garland, Myles Richmond, Daice Suzuki and many more.... shredding it down to a very different soundtrack.

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