Dean Kirkland of Dean Kirkland Photography in Irvine, CA, Rick Knoop are collaborating on an exciting new documentary about the original 1950-1956 Pebble Beach Road Races in cooperation with Pebble Beach, CA per their exclusive authorization granted specifically to Dean by them, though many have tried to tell this story before!
We feel there is a vast and appreciative audience for this historical documentary, however, as the drivers, mechanics, cars…yes, even the racetrack itself are all suddenly rapidly disappearing ~ we are keenly aware of how crucial timing is right now to getting it made with as much quality, authenticity, fact and footage as humanly possible.
As of todays date April 11, 2013, we have already lost two of the individuals who gave us their story on film. Fred Knoop and Phil Remington. We cant afford to let the first hand memories fade with the men and women who were there. That is why we are trying to get this film done this year. It is a tragedy that those two fine men didnt get the chance to see our finished product. So please help us get this done this year before we lose any more individuals and the rest of us never get to hear their stories.
We are seeking an enthusiastic individual (or individuals) who would like to act as Executive Producer(s) with us on this project. There are travel costs, for example, that we need for Dean, Rick and a couple of crew guys to go interview the few people left, on camera, who were directly involved there IN THE ACTUAL RACES and can supply the historical accounting so desperately needed. Eventually there will obviously be many other production costs, not the least of which will be copyright fees and top quality editing. Our crowd-funding campaign has a goal of $20,000. We are open for ideas and negotiation.
Other Ways You Can Help
If you would like to arrange a meeting with Dean or Rick to discuss coming on board in an Executive Producer capacity, we would very much like to talk with you and get together as soon as we can! Please review the Media Release inserted below, give it some thought & please do, COME JOIN US. It would be an honor to have you on board!
Director, Producer, Camera Operator