"Wayne" tells the exhilarating story of Wayne Gardner, 1987 Moto GP 500 World Champion. The triumphant and improbable journey of a poor kid, from buying a $5 cross country bike to the top of the international level of motorcycle speed. This very interesting documentary highlights in particular the essential role of Wayne Gardner's wife throughout his years of competition and the unfailing determination it takes to reach the title of world champion. An exciting documentary that reveals a courageous, humane and sensitive Wayne Gardner.
JEREMY SIMS is an award-winning writer and director who has worked in film, television and theatre. Jeremy's screen adaptation of "Last Cab to Darwin" in 2015 was critically acclaimed and popular, while raising more than $8 million at the Australian Domestic Box Office. "Last Cab to Darwin" premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival in 2015 and, after 11 nominations, won the Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Actor Award at the 5th edition of the AACTA Awards. The film was released in the United States in 2016 and is currently rated at 91% on "Rotten Tomatoes" (Rotten Tomatoes is a website, created in 1998, dedicated to film reviews and information). Jeremy's first feature film, "Last Train to Freo", was a huge success, winning three AFI Award nominations. While his second feature film, on the history of the First World War, "Beneath Hill 60", was a worldwide success, with nominations for 12 AFI awards, including Best Film and Best Director. The film has been officially selected at more than a dozen international festivals, and continues to sell strongly on DVD and streaming worldwide. Jeremy regularly directs for television, and more recently, he has directed 6 episodes of the internationally renowned melodrama A Place To Call Home. Jeremy is currently in pre-production on his latest Rams feature film shot in Western Australia at the end of 2018.
Director : Jeremy Sims
Producers : Fraser Brown & Jeremy Sims
Category : Feature Film in Competition
Duration : 1h 33 minutes
Country : New Zeland