What's it about...

“This is a short film I have written and directed , this is an emotive account of the Dirtquake event hosted by Sideburn at the Speedway track in Kings Lynn Norfolk. Guest stars include the great Guy Martin and World champion Carl Fogarty . I love the Americana carnival feel of Dirt Quake and the King’s Lynn speedway track has a magical quality, people travel from all over Europe with their homemade bikes to ride and come together. I love the fact that it’s muddy, dusty and not polished, the sense of excitement to get on the track is palpable. For ‘Dust &Throttle’ I wanted to convey an emotive portrait, showing the pride and the passion that people have for their bikes and for the strong community, but also the imminent sense of danger.”

-Sam Baker

Filmic says...

Sport isn’t always driven by money. Sometimes people get together to share their passion. This piece is beautifully shot, and artfully combined with beautiful words.

 

About the Filmmaker

Sam Barker

Sam Barker is an award winning photographer, including two AOP and two Kontinent Awards in 2014 for his portraiture. Sam’s signature cinematic lighting style has made him sought after in the world of Advertising where his distinctive style has led him to be commissioned for campaigns in Europe and the US for the likes of Hugo Boss, Glennfiddich and Landrover amongst others ,shooting subjects as diverse as Matt Damon to Lewis Hamilton, to tribal chiefs in Africa and the Americas.

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