What is it, to race? This is the seemingly simple question central to the film "Rookie Season."
Documentary by definition, but cinematic in its execution, this film forgoes traditional video interviews while following the highs and lows of Rebel Rock Racing as it competes in its inaugural professional racing season under new ownership. It focuses on feeling and meaning over statistics and results.
Open and honest narration from team members provides intimate insight into their inner workings. Action sequences are immersive and filmed entirely independent of broadcast cameras. Complete access and creative editing make for a fresh and powerful portrait of a team, in an attempt to discover what truly drives these individuals at their very core.
Scotsman Robin Liddell has been a professional racing driver for more than two decades.
The Edinburgh born driver has competed at the highest level of sportscar and GT racing for multiple manufacturers, winning championships and amassing 45 wins internationally including some of the sports most prestigious events across Europe and North America.
Recently, Liddell has added the management of Rebel Rock Racing to his impressive resume as he moves towards the latter stages of his full-time driving career.
Frank DePew is the CEO and President of Urban Grid, one of the largest commercial solar developers in North America. Frank has been a keen amateur racer for many years, competing in a wide range of SCCA, NASA and Porsche Club North America Series with a number of race wins and regional championships to his name.
Frank purchased the assets of Rebel Rock Racing in late 2015 and 2019 saw him compete in IMSA Pro-Level competition for the first time, alongside his regular co-driver, Robin Liddell, in the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series.
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.
Adrian consistently strives to push the limits of what can be accomplished under pressure, without the comfort of multiple takes.