Kiwis - Born to Fly shooting update
22nd May 2023.
Indianapolis Indiana USA
For immediate release.
Kiwis - Born to Fly. Fantastic week 1 shooting
The first full week of production is now complete for the documentary Kiwis - Born to Fly that will air only on Sky Sport NZ later this year. Featuring New Zealanders in the various Motorsport roles they may have within the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the surrounding Motorsport environment this documentary aims to show some of the lesser known names in the sport that are leaders in their fields along with the driving talents of now and the future that New Zealand has within the sport.
Commenting today from Indianapolis Producer David Turner summed up the week “its been a great first week of production and we have covered a lot of ground and yes its been pretty full on but we have much more to do just yet and won’t rest up until we have given it a good shot and set out goals for the documentary. I have to say the support of every New Zealander we have meet or worked with up here makes me feel very humbled that they allow us to portray them in such a way. To see the depth of the talent and the respect our guys get is very inspiring and makes you feel very proud to be alongside them.”
The production will move into its second week of shooting this week with many more Kiwis lined up for appearances within the documentary showcasing the talents in Motorsport New Zealand has. Its a sit down respective setting but one aimed to give inspiration to those of the future to follow the footsteps of this generation no matter what the direction and reach for their dreams and desires they so want. The very clear message is that the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and the feeder series or paths to it remain an option for the talent New Zealand grooms and one that provides strong futures in return for effort and desire to reach those goals.
The documentary will screen on Sky Sport 5 in 2023 at a date to be confirmed by Sky NZ but the first screening is due to follow race day coverage of the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Supporting presenting sponsors are Dayle ITM, Armstrong Motor Group, Toyota Gazoo Racing NZ, Creame Insurance, Giltrap Group , McElrea Racing and C& R Developments.
About Perspective Group. Created in 2009 by former Television New Zealand Senior Motorsport Producer David Turner with the aim of sport and media production at any level. Turners credits have included Event Management and Television roles with Americas Cup campaigns in San Francisco and Bermuda , Head of Production for the Challenger of Record PRADA in New Zealand in 2021. Turner has also held roles with Olympic Broadcasting Services at all Olympic Games both summer and winter since London 2012 and is stated to be in a Senior Producer role for Paris 2024. Additionally roles for the Asian Broadcasting Union as a Producer of the multi channel coverage at Commonwealth Games for the past 14 years. Recently FIFA Films Producer for the Woman’s World Cup Qualifying Tournament in NZ. Domestically Perspective Group was the official production company for the NZ V8 Super Tourer series that played a part in the career of a young 19 year old Scott McLaughlin and covered the domestic V8 Championship series for many years. It now currently produces multi platform content and coverage for Western Springs Speedway in Auckland New Zealand with programming screening globally as well as on Sky Sport in NZ. Turner also stands on the board of Trustees for the Motorsport NZ Elite Academy and Scholarship Trust and has done for the past 14 years aiding the future development of over 160 young athletes within the sport to date.