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EVOLUTION OF THE AMERICAN ROCKER
Tracing its roots from 1960’s East London and the legendary “59 club”, Rocker motorcycle culture has drawn from American music and fashion, to British rebellion and counter-culture. Caffeine & Gasoline: Evolution of the American Rocker explores this early history, and the growing modern “Cafe Racer” movement, while following the stories of Iraq War Veteran and modern American Rocker, Thaison Garcia, world renowned architect and vintage motorcycle collector, Antoine Predock, founder of the world-wide female motorcycle club “The Litas”, Jessica Hagget and stunt free-style rider, Ernie “eDub” Vigil.
Garcia, the son of an immigrant family, struggled to find his way through a low-income childhood in Northern California, but drew strength and inspiration from vintage culture, and ultimately served in the middle East as a Marine. Through his story, Caffeine & Gasoline draws parallel between the historical struggle of post World War II British soldiers and Garcia’s “American Me” struggle of finding cultural identity in an immigrant’s world of poverty, drug-dealing, and rigid family values.
The film also features interviews with:
CAFE RACER & VINTAGE CLUBS
The Duke City Rockers, The Venice Vintage Motorcycle Club, The Desert Ace Rockers
British Rocker “Ace Rocker”, Film and TV star – Katee Sackhoff
BONNEVILLE RECORD HOLDERS:
Stacie B. London, Eva Hakansson and Erin Okonek
BUILDERS & RACERS:
Susan Bryan Montoya, Carl Bjorklund, Pete Watkins and Gary Swan
Award winning film industry Art Director and Graphic Artist, Steven “Fenix” Maes embarks on his first feature documentary as director and writer. Taking us on a journey across the country to answer the question – what does it mean to be an American Rocker?
Writer / Director / Producer – Steven “Fenix” Maes
Director of Photography – Meghan Noce
Post-Production Supervisor / Editor – Brad Stoddard
Editor / Title GFX – Damian Montoya
Camera – Kayleigh Maes, Toby Younis, Josiah O’Niel & Caleb White
Producers – Rosario Provenza & Meghan Noce
Co-Producer – Thomas John Donnelly
Executive Producer – Brian Carson
Associate Producers – Tim Aydelott, Damian Montoya & Bill Demeray
Original Score & Sound Design – Ciano Maes