Blenio, Utah

Directed by Alberto Bernad Vidal, Patrick Botticchio

FEATURE DOCUMENTARY | 57 minutes | Canadian Premiere

For over 100 years the dry salt-lake bed in Bonneville, Utah, awaits patiently the yearly pilgrimage of motorcycles who come to try to set world land-speed records. In 2017, among the hundreds of racers present, there was also a young butcher from Olivone, a small Swiss town with a population of 800 people. Tiziano Vescovi, despite having no previous experience, has always dreamed of going to Bonneville and leaving his mark. With support from the Blenio Valley team, they prep a motorcycle and try to secure a land-speed record title.

 

About the Directors

Alberto Bernad Vidal attended ESCAC (Escuela de Cine y Audiovisual de Catalunya 2004 - '08) in Barcelona, graduating as a film professional and audio-visual engineering. He has been working since 2008 in the following fields: cinema, documentary and TV series. Since 2016 he has been living in Ticino with his partner and works with Primitive Films, a professional audiovisual company that he founded with Xavi Ruiz and Patrick Botticchio. He has worked as editor and assistant editor with: J.A. Bayona, Guillermo Del Toro, Sigourney Weaver, Robert De Niro

 

Patrick Botticchio, graduated as photographer in Ticino and moved to Barcelona to attend cinematography studies. Following his studies at ESCAC, he founded Primitive Films with Alberto Bernad and Xavi Ruiz. He returned to Ticino to follow his career as a: cinematographer, filmmaker, camera operator, and as freelancer who collaborates with RSI and other Swiss companies. His work often leads him to travel and to learn about new cultures, which drives him more and more in the field of documentary writing, with the desire to tell stories of life through the audiovisual media.

Film Info

Premiere: Canadian

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 57 minutes

Language: Italian (English subtitles), English

Country: Switzerland

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Credits

Directors: Alberto Bernad Vidal, Patrick Botticchio

Producer: Michael Beltrami

Key Cast: Tiziano Vescovi, Ralph Rucksthul, Hysni Jupa

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