"Motorcycle Man" is a documentary about a man who pursued one passion all his life: motorcycle racing. Dave Roper has raced every year since 1972. By winning hundreds of races around the world, he has become a popular hero of the sport. But Roper's not addicted to adrenaline. He adopts a philosophical approach to motorcycle racing, considering it as a test of his mental and physical abilities. As he enters his twilight years, Roper reflects on the unconventional path he has taken in life, the dangers he has faced and the choices he has made.
Daniel Lovering is an award-winning writer, photographer and documentary filmmaker based in Boston, Massachusetts. His first feature-length documentary, "Through the Place", won the Best Architecture Film Award at the New Urbanism Film Festival 2016 in Los Angeles and the Festival Director's Award at the Queen City Film Festival 2016 in Cumberland, Maryland. An experienced journalist, Daniel has reported from more than a dozen countries. His writings have appeared in The New York Times, The Economist and Foreign Policy, among other publications. Daniel worked for eight years as a reporter for the Associated Press in Asia and the United States, working on topics ranging from business and politics to war and natural disasters. He began his career in film and television production by working as an intern on the children's television series "Bill Nye, the Science Guy".
Director : Daniel Lovering
Producer : Daniel Lovering
Category : Short Film in Competition
Duration : 32 mn
Country : USA