The documentary being made about Jamaican super star sprinter, Usain Bolt, which started filming in Jamaica in May will cover his training for the Rio Olympics 2016 and his retirement which is set for sometime in 2017. The film will receive a theatrical release and will also look back on his career. We give you the link to the story here by Lance Neita in the Jamaica Observer 29 May 2016, Nobody does it like Bolt.
But here, we would like to write about the folks who are behind the film. The directors are brothers Benjamin Turner and Gabe Turner who were also behind the film about the rise of star players with Manchester United, The Class of ’92.
Other films they have worked on are In the Hands of the Gods (2007), which is the true story of five young British freestyle footballers’ journey across the Americas to Argentina in the hope of meeting their hero Diego Maradona, and most recently White Island a comic thriller set to be released shortly.
Their production company is named Fulwell 73, which the two brothers founded in 2005 along with Leo Pearlman and Ben Winston. The company works on projects for TV, film, music and commercials.
Of course there are other documentaries that follow Usain Bolt, but this will be both exciting and poignant as the world is now waiting to see if Bolt can break his own world records.
As Gabe Turner was quoted as saying, and Sun Island Jamaica cannot help but agree, “We can’t wait to be with him every step of the way” (The Guardian 2015).