EXCLUSIVE: Brad Peyton (Rampage) and Toni Calderon (The Gentleman Driver) have partnered on a brand new docuseries centered on the high-energy, high-intensity world of beginner sportscar drivers.
The as-yet-untitled mission will highlight the sector of IMSA pro-am racing, following the lives of the on a regular basis women and men who look to compete towards the perfect skilled race automotive drivers on the earth, together with Katherine Legge and Filipe Albuquerque. The mission may have unprecedented, behind-the-scenes entry to the beginner drivers, and to how racing towards professionals can danger their relationships, their companies, and extra importantly, their lives.
Along with govt producers Peyton and Calderon, the manufacturing crew consists of former Netflix govt Justin Worth; Mike Zhu, who previously served as Head of Technique and Planning for wiip; Hardpoint Motorsports’ President & CEO, Rob Ferriol; The Gentleman Driver producer Beaux Jackson; and the Atlanta-based movie producer and entrepreneur Mark Sunderland, who makes a speciality of growth and early stage corporations. Manufacturing on the collection, analyzing the 2023 racing season, will launch on the finish of this yr. CAA Media Finance represents the mission’s worldwide distribution rights.
“I’m fascinated by the uncooked nature of pro-am racing and extra importantly the tales and stakes of the women and men drivers who compete in it,” mentioned Peyton. “This league and these drivers have charming tales that mainstream America hasn’t seen but. I’m excited to dive into the unscripted world with this mission and may’t wait to be at Daytona once we kick-off the manufacturing!”
“This collection goals to shine a lightweight on the unsung heroes of motorsports – the beginner drivers – and produce followers a uncommon take a look at their lives,” added Calderon. “We wish to share the unimaginable tales of drivers who danger their lives and put themselves in unattainable conditions due to their ardour for and love of the game. These are women and men from all walks of life going on the market and risking all of it to show that they’re nearly as good as the professionals and to earn a coveted seat at Le Mans.”
Peyton is a author, director and producer who beforehand helmed the Dwayne Johnson movies Rampage, San Andreas and Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, additionally co-creating the post-apocalyptic Netflix collection, Daybreaokay. Extra credit embody the Netflix collection Frontier with Jason Momoa, which he exec produced.
Calderon serves as Chief Development Officer for the Austin-based AI firm Valkyrie, and can be a associate on the motorsports firm Velocity Group. His 20 years of expertise throughout administration, promoting, gross sales and advertising within the motorsports area has had him engaged on high-profile business tasks tied to Method 1, the World Endurance Championship and the Worldwide Motor Sports activities Affiliation. He beforehand exec produced Netflix’s characteristic documentary The Gentleman Driver, analyzing the lives of businessmen moonlighting as race automotive drivers, which was launched within the U.S. in 2019.
Peyton is represented by CAA and Sloane, Supply, Weber & Dern.