Opens in cinemas across Australia SEPTEMBER 6, 2018


The Wayne Gardner Story




Director: Jeremy Sims (Last Cab to Darwin)

Writers: Jeremy Sims, Matthew Metcalfe

Producers: Matthew Metcalfe, Fraser Brown

Featuring: Wayne Gardner, Donna Forbes, Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainy, Mick Doohan, Kevin Schwantz


WAYNE, the incredible feature documentary about former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, ‘The Wollongong Whiz’ Wayne Gardner, will release in cinemas nationally on 6th September 2018. The film will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival this August, followed by special event screenings in Sydney and Wollongong, with Wayne in attendance.

Directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab To Darwin) and produced by Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown (McLaren), WAYNE is an inspiring and wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend. With girlfriend Donna Forbes never far from his side, Wayne’s remarkable journey takes him from a 5-dollar dirt bike in Wollongong to the pinnacle of his sport, finding success on racing circuits around the world. In 1987 Wayne becomes the first Australian to win the World Motorcycle Grand Prix, and with it, the hearts of all Australians.

Featuring interviews with legends from the sport’s ‘golden age’ including Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainy, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz, WAYNE is an amusing, inspiring and, at times, wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend.

WAYNE will premiere on Friday 3rd August at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with Wayne Gardner, Donna Kahlbetzer (née Forbes), director Jeremy Sims and producers Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown in attendance, followed by a Q&A screening hosted at the Comedy Theatre on Sunday 5thAugust. Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne will host a Sydney Premiere on Monday 6th August with Wayne Gardner in attendance, before a hometown screening in Wollongong on Tuesday 7th August.

 “Wayne Gardner’s wild ride to the top of motorcycling’s premier class is an adventure for the big screen. Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown knew this captivating story would excite audiences, and director Jeremy Sims has perfectly captured the incredible experiences of Wayne and Donna, taking viewers behind the scenes on this adrenalin fuelled journey,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.


In Australian cinemas nationally SEPTEMBER 6, 2018


Trailer coming soon:


Running time: 95 minutes I Classification: CTC


 Distributed in Australia by Transmission Films

 **Information and Images Courtesy of  Transmission Films/Miranda Brown Publicity


Connie Lambeth

The Australia Times News

Editor GOURMET – Food/Wine/Events

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Melbourne (MIFF)

World Premiere: Friday 3rd August 2018 at 6.30pm

Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Swanston St & Latrobe Street, Melbourne, VIC

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Q&A Screening: Sunday 5th August 2018 at 1.15pm

Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC

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Q&A Screening: Monday 6th August 2018 at 7.15pm

Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Rd, Cremorne

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Q&A Screening: Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 6.30pm

Event Cinemas Wollongong, 68 Burelli St, Wollongong

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