In 1971, filmmaker Bruce Brown released a documentary that changed the way the world looked at motorcycles and motorcycle racers.
"On Any Sunday" did for motorcycle culture what his seminal movie "The Endless Summer" (1966) did for the burgeoning '60s surf scene: it took a personal, behind-the-scenes look at the men and machines who race motorbikes at the weekend, sharing their passion for the sport.
Now it’s time for the next chapter. This time, Bruce’s son, acclaimed filmmaker Dana Brown ("Step into Liquid," "Dust to Glory") follows in his father’s tracks to bring us a modern take on the original film, capturing the people who ride motorbikes into all terrains and what the journey means to them.
For Dana, the chance to tread the same ground as his father, but with modern technology, was too good a chance to miss. “The heart, soul and passion has not changed, but the level of performance and the technology to convey that certainly has,” said Dana. “Seeing it all come full circle is an incredibly rewarding experience. It's shaping up to be one of the strongest films I’ve ever done and I am excited to share a glimpse of the film now.”
In the original film, Brown followed a selection of professional and amateur riders from many different walks of life, and showed how they were united by a shared passion for racing and the freedom that only a motorcycle can bring. They included US road racing champion Mert Lawwill, MotoX legend Roger De Coster, six-time Baja winner Malcolm Smith, enduro racer turned stunt man J.N. Roberts and movie star/petrolhead Steve McQueen.
This time we follow a group of phenomenal athletes, revolutionary innovators and Hollywood stars, including Robbie Maddison, Marc Márquez, Ashley Fiolek, Travis Pastrana, Kenny Roberts, Dani Pedrosa and James Stewart, and keep an eye out for Scott Caan, Mickey Rourke and Bo Derek.
"On Any Sunday: The Next Chapter" is released this fall. Meanwhile, visit the dedicated site OnAnySundayFilm.com where you can find in-depth information, meet the cast and crew, join the online community -- and be inspired to get out and ride. You can also follow On Any Sunday, The Next Chapter on #OnAnySunday on Twitter and Instagram.