DARK RIDER

A DOCUMENTARY BY EVA KÜPPER

SYNOPSIS 

 

As a teenager, Australian Ben Felten (51) was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease, leaving him fully blind by his mid-thirties. Despite years of hardship and the enormous risks, Ben is determined to pursue his childhood dream of becoming racing motorcycles at the highest level. One day he meets a young boy named Jed (13) who suffers from a similar eye condition and is having a hard time finding his way in life. Ben understands his struggles like no other, and while he tries his utmost to break a world land speed record together with his friend, the former grand prix champion Kevin Magee (56), Jed needs to face challenges of his own.

 

CREDITS
Director & writer  Eva Küpper
Producers  Ellen De Waele & Elisa Heene

DOP  Carl Rottiers

Editor Thijs Van Nuffel

Editing supervisor  Nico Leunen

In coproduction with 

Hanne Phlypo for Clin - d'Oeil Films

Denis Vaslin & Fleur Knopperts - Volya Films

BR/Arte, RTBF Télévision belge, VRT/Canvas 

WITH THE SUPPORT OF

VAF (Vlaams Audiovisueel fonds)

Centre du Cinéma et de l'audiovisuel de la fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles

Netherlands Film Fund

Creative Europe MEDIA

Telenet

BNP Paribas Fortis Film Finance

Tax Shelter of the Belgian Government