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MIPCOM Picks 2014: I Am Evel Knievel

Featuring original, exclusive interviews with family members, friends and famous fans, as well as adrenaline- soaked archive, this special documents the life of the man who put “extreme” into sport – Robert Craig Knievel, better known as “Evel.”
October 1, 2014


Partners: Network Entertainment in association with Thunderbird Films for Spike TV; distributed by FremantleMedia International
Length: 1 x 90 minutes
Premiered: September 2014 (Spike TV)
Rights available: World excluding U.S. territories and possessions, and Canada (but including non-exclusive, Spanish-speaking Puerto Rico and U.S. Virgin Islands): All free and pay TV, all streaming, all NT & closed circuit. World excluding Canada: All physical and digital video subject to U.S. Internet streaming rights exclusion
Featuring original, exclusive interviews with family members, friends and famous fans, as well as adrenaline- soaked archive, this special documents the life of the man who put “extreme” into sport – Robert Craig Knievel, better known as “Evel.” In time for the 40th anniversary of his infamous Snake River Canyon jump, in which he narrowly cheated death while attempting to jump the canyon on a rocket- powered motorcycle, the film charts his journey from small town rebel in Butte, Montana, to becoming the most notorious daredevil in the world.

About The Author
Andrew Tracy joined Realscreen as associate editor in 2021, following 17 years as managing editor of the award-winning international film magazine Cinema Scope. From 2010 to 2020 he also held the position of senior editor at the Toronto International Film Festival, where he oversaw the flagship publication for the organization’s year-round Cinematheque programming and edited its first original monograph in a decade, Steve Gravestock’s A History of Icelandic Film. He was a scriptwriter and consultant on the first season of the Vice TV series The Vice Guide to Film, and his writing and reporting have been featured in such outlets as Cinema Scope, Reverse Shot, Sight & Sound, Cineaste, Film Comment, MUBI Notebook, POV, and Montage.

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