Bandits on film as cameras roll with team

It will be a case of lights, cameras and action at Berwick Speedway this summer after the club confirmed it's intention to film the entire 2018 season with a view to producing their own movie.

Monday, 12th February 2018, 08:45 am
Updated Monday, 12th February 2018, 08:51 am

The club revealed at the weekend that the cameras will follow the Bandits throughout the year, providing an all access, behind the scenes insight into all of the trials and tribulations that the club and the riders themselves will endure.

Co-owner and co-promoter Scott Courtney said: “I’m delighted to confirm that we have secured a deal to produce a feature length film about all things Berwick Speedway.

“Naturally the riders will be the stars of the show and if all goes to plan this could be a huge step in the right direction for our sport.

“I see no reason why we can’t capture people’s imaginations in the same way the Isle of Mann TT movie ‘Closer to the edge’ did.

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“That movie was fantastic and heavily featured Guy Martin amongst many other TT superstars. The thrills and spills of a speedway season from both sides of the fence will make for spectacular viewing and filming will begin on press and practice evening and continue right up until the end of the season.

“The movie will be professionally produced and release dates will be established when it is complete.”

In a break with tradition, press and practice will be held on Thursday, March 29, just two days before the team’s opening fixture, a challenge against local rivals Newcastle on Saturday, March 31.