Episode 182 – Cynthia Hill (Making a Hendricks Motorsports Docu Series)
Cynthia Hill is a filmmaker from North Carolina, and the and the head of Markay Media. Her TV series “A Chef’s Life,” which is now in its fifth season, the HBO documentary, “Private Violence,” and a PBS documentary, “Tobacco Money Feeds My Family.” Her current project is the 8-part docu-series Road to Race Day which follows Hendricks Motorsports the winningest team in professional stock car racing during the 2017 Nascar race year. She later teamed up with Peter Berg’s Film45 to sell the project to Complex Networks.
Pre Show Notes
— I’ll be a guest on Alex Ferrari’s Indie Film Hustle. Alex has one of the best indie film podcasts around!
— First Glance Film Festival — Oct 6th – 8th 2017 here in Philadelphia.
- – Private Violence – HBO Documentary – Private Violence is a feature-length documentary film and audience engagement campaign that explores a simple, but deeply disturbing fact of American life: the most dangerous place for a woman in America is her own home.- A Chef’s Life on PBS – A Chef’s Life is a Peabody and Emmy award-winning docu-series that plunges audiences into the kitchen of a high-end restaurant located in the low country of eastern North Carolina- Road to Race Day – Road To Race Day journeys deep inside the sophistication and heart that makes stock car racing as American as apple pie. We’re not just talking NASCAR. We’re talking Hendrick Motorsports, the winningest team in professional stock car racing. Whether you’re a diehard fan or just trying out your training wheels, this 8-part docu-series shares an unprecedented view of the grit and glory behind the drivers whose names are familiar to us all. Rookie driver Chase Elliott, heir apparent to the car formerly driven by racing legend Jeff Gordon, begins his reign while veteran Dale Earnhardt Jr. owns his crown as one of the best. Jimmie Johnson, now in his prime, is inching towards the top of NASCAR’s ‘most wins’ list, and Kasey Kahne struggles his way back to racing prominence. From North Carolina to Northern California, brace yourself for a wild ride as NASCAR’s most competitive drivers, their crew chiefs, and pit crews confront ever-changing rules and unrivaled skill at speeds close to 200 mph.
Other Coverage for Cynthia’s Work
- Paste Magazine: “Don’t Touch Brakes: Complex’s Road to Race Day Carves Out New Territory for Sports Docuseries.”
Moviemaker Magazine Op-Ed: How They Did It: This Small Indie Documentary Team Tackled NASCAR in New Series Road to Race Day
USA TODAY: NASCAR fans get all-access pass with Hendrick Motorsports in new documentary series and Jimmie Johnson reflects on ‘unfiltered’ Hendrick Motorsports documentary and its cringeworthy moments
Realscreen: Exclusive clip: Rated Red’s Road to Race Day
Raleigh News & Observer: From ‘A Chef’s Life’ to NASCAR, Durham filmmaker explores the true characters of the South
A joint profile of Cynthia in the local newspaper : http://www.newsobserver.com/living/food-drink/article16911362.html
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