The Racer

Directed by Alex Harron

SHORT DOCUMENTARY | 13 minutes | Special Screening

Jodie first rode a motorcycle at the age of five, a gift from her father, Garfield. At 25 she is one of the most competitive riders in the UK, setting track records all over Britain but her dream is to be the first woman to win a British CB500 championship. But the road to reaching the top is paved with difficulties, if it wasn't for her dad's unwavering support.


About the Director

Alex Harron is a Scottish based documentary filmmaker with a background in sports and visual documentaries. His previous short films “Wrestling is like ballet with violence” and “Not Set Door Price” were screened on BBC 2 and BBC respectively as well as several film festivals including the Edinburgh short film festival, Berlin British Shorts Film Festival and Toronto Indie doc fest. His latest “The Racer” Funded by Creative Scotland premiered at The Edinburgh International Film Festival. His first Feature documentary "Bend Don’t Break" has been completed and will be available later on this year.

Film Info

Premiere: Special Screening

Release Year: 2018

Runtime: 13 minutes

Language: English

Country: United Kingdom

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Director: Alex Harron

Producer: Ruth Reid

Director of Photography: Alex Harron

Editor: Alex Harron

Sound: Fearghas Urquhart

Music: Ryan Livingstone

Key Cast: Jodie Chalk, Garfield Chalk