Talking Motorcycles with Why We Ride producers
Bryan Carroll and James Walker about their new project
I Am Sturgis: The Movie
Daytona Beach, FL (April 1, 2015) Bryan Carroll and James Walker are at it again and tonight they join us to announce their newest motorcycling film project I Am Sturgis: The Movie. Bryan and James, the producers of the the critically acclaimed Why We Ride, will bring us up to speed on their latest project which centers around the legendary 75th Sturgis Rally!
The impetus for the new movie stems partly from this year's 75th anniversary of the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. In recent years, the Sturgis rally has drawn half a million participants, but attendance estimates for this year's rally expect to exceed one million riders. There may never be a better time to capture the passion, dedication and camaraderie of the motorcycling community, and there certainly is no better place than the iconic Sturgis gathering.
When making Why We Ride, Sturgis was the first filming location, and it had an immediate emotional effect on the filmmakers. "There is a spirit there that enters you and grabs your heart," says Bryan H. Carroll, producer/director. "The beauty of the Black Hills is God given. You put your hand on a boulder and you feel this energy; you can feel it in the air. It's easy to understand why American Indians hold this place sacred."
"Sturgis is not just a place - it's who we are," continues Carroll. "When you say, 'I am an American,' it's not about your address or even where you were born. It's in your DNA, your spirit. It's why people from all over the world have been coming to this country for the past 250 years. It was always in them - they just needed a place to gather and be around like-minded people. This is the same story as Sturgis. There are many of us out there who are still venturing, still seeking out that next journey."