August 25, 2021 — On this day 30 years ago, Michael Schumacher drove his very first Formula 1 race in Spa, Belgium. Today, Netflix releases the official trailer for SCHUMACHER, the ultimate portrait of seven-time Formula 1 champion Michael Schumacher. Characterized by an undying passion, hard work and unparalleled ambition, Schumacher quickly rose from newcomer to global champion – and ultimately motorsport legend. SCHUMACHER is the only film fully supported by his family.
SCHUMACHER was produced by Benjamin Seikel and Vanessa Nöcker for B|14 FILM GmbH and directed by Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker and Michael Wech.
Directors: Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns, Vanessa Nöcker und Michael Wech
Producers: Vanessa Nöcker und Benjamin Seikel
Camera: Reiner Bauer, Ilhan Coskun, Michael Dreyer, Robert Engelke, Johannes Imdahl
Editors: Michael Scheffold, Olaf Voigtländer, Susanne Ocklitz
Music: Peter Hinderthür, Christian Wilckens
Fully supported by Michael Schumacher’s family, SCHUMACHER features rare interviews and previously undisclosed archival footage and draws a very sensitive yet critical portrait of the seven-time World Champion. The documentary explores the many facets that made and define this complex athlete and accompanies him on his meteoric rise in this challenging and dangerous sport, which is followed by millions worldwide. His strong will and triumphant fight to win against all odds put Michael Schumacher at the centre of global attention. Michael Schumacher’s journey has captured the imagination of millions, but there is a lot more than motor racing to the success of this very private man. However, it is not only his fighting spirit and striving for perfection that define Michael Schumacher as a person; his self-doubt and insecurities complete the picture of a sensitive and reflected man. At the heart of Michael’s story are his parents, his children and Corinna Schumacher, his biggest support and the love of his life. They are now ready to tell his story…
About B|14 FILM
After many years in the film business, the two decided to join forces in 2017 following a number of joint productions (including “Boris Becker – The Player”, ARD/Netflix, “Der Reichstag – Die Geschichte eines deutschen Hauses”, ARTE/NDR). With a large team of authors and directors, cameramen and editors with many years of experience in journalistic, fictional and creative formats, they now jointly develop their own film and format ideas, offer directing, conception and production at the highest technical standard – mainly for the international market, public television and also for the big screen. Currently, a major docu-drama about the German painter “Albrecht Dürer” is in production, as well as a long-term observation of the artist “Daniel Richter” by Oscar-winning director Pepe Danquart.
About Rocket Science
Established in London, 2016, ROCKET SCIENCE is one of the most globally recognized, international film entertainment companies, working with top tier talent and producers to create compelling content for modern film and television audiences. Since its inception, it has financed, produced, packaged and sold over two dozen critically acclaimed and commercially successful films including: Julian Schnabel’s At Eternity’s Gate, starring Willem Dafoe who was nominated for an Academy Award® for his turn as Vincent van Gogh; David Lowery’s The Old Man and the Gun, starring Robert Redford; and Karyn Kusama’s Destroyer, starring Nicole Kidman. With proven taste and an objective-driven approach, ROCKET SCIENCE’S recent and upcoming slate includes: Eva Husson’s Mothering Sunday starring Josh O’Connor, Odessa Young, Olivia Colman and Colin Firth; Aml Ameen’s Boxing Day starring Ameen, Aja-Naomi King and Leigh-Anne Pinnock; Todd Haynes’ May December starring Natalie Portman and Julianne Moore; Charlotte Colbert’s She Will starring Alice Krige; David Cronenberg’s Crimes of the Future starring Viggo Mortensen, Lea Seydoux and Kristen Stewart and Ana Lily Amirpour’s Mona Lisa and the Blood Moon. For further information, visit: www.rocket-science.net
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