Racing Dreams, the newest project from GOOD, is a documentary focusing on kids who dream of one day racing for NASCAR. The film was developed by Reason Pictures, which is currently being incorporated into the GOOD brand. The film started production March 9 in New York, and will be directed by Marshall Curry, who was nominated for an Academy Award for his 2005 documentary, Street Fight.
Racing Dreams will follow three young drivers, aged 11-13, who race extreme karts in the World Karting Association's National Pavement Series. With races at speeds of 60-70 miles per hour, the series is widely seen as the first step in a career racing for NASCAR. The film will chronicle the young drivers' successes and frustrations, their relationships and their dreams, shedding light on the vast segment of America that is passionate about racing.
"The motivation and talent these kids demonstrate is incredible, and this is an inspiring look at their passion and drive," said Ben Goldhirsh, Founder and CEO of GOOD. "The opportunity to work with like-minded individuals like Marshall Curry, allows us to create relevant, entertaining and stimulating content for a broader audience."
Director Curry received much critical acclaim for his 2005 documentary, Street Fight, about a bare-knuckles election for the mayor of Newark, New Jersey, including Academy Award and Emmy nominations, and wins at the Tribeca Film Festival, Hot Docs Film Festival, and SilverDocs Film Festival.