MotoGP Gets the Hollywood Treatment: U.S. Premiere of FASTEST Event Recap

MALIBU, Calif. (October 17, 2011) - MotoGP invaded The Deuce Lounge inside the Aria Resort and Casino at City Center in Las Vegas on Friday, October 14, 2011 for the U.S. premiere of the critically-acclaimed MotoGP documentary FASTEST. Monster Energy athletes, Monster Girls, and industry insiders were among those who got a little swanky and enjoyed a night of the Hollywood treatment at the private event. (All photos courtesy of Steve Cox).

From the minds of acclaimed filmmaker Mark Neale (“Faster,” “The Doctor, The Tornado and The Kentucky Kid) and award-winning producer Paul Taublieb, FASTEST charts Valentino Rossi’s quest for his 8th premier class championship as he battles back from a leg shattering crash, and takes on a group of win-hungry and ferociously fast youngsters. Around 125 people were in attendance at the premiere as they watched the intense battles and drama that played out during the 2010 MotoGP World Championship Series. The impeccably-chic Duece Lounge played host to an excellent night of food, drinks, and moto camaraderie!

Press images, exclusive clips, and the film's trailer can be found at www.fastestthemovie.com and www.facebook.com/fastestthemovie.

FASTEST is produced and distributed by Malibu, California based Media X International, Inc. (MXi) headed by Paul Taublieb. The company is acknowledged as a leading producer of action sports and motorsports films, television shows, viral content and live events, and is known for its dedication to authenticity, creativity, and execution. For more information on MXi, please go to www.mediax.tv.

ABOUT THE FILM
Shot around the world in 2010 and 2011, FASTEST distills the thrilling, terrifying reality of the MotoGP world championship into a maximum-speed, full-length documentary feature film.

FASTEST captures a pivotal moment in the sport. Chasing his tenth world title, the legendary Valentino Rossi runs into the toughest challenge of his life: a wave of ferociously fast young riders, a horrific, leg-shattering crash at the Italian grand prix, an agonizing comeback forty-one days later in Germany, and the question every rider – even the greatest of all time – must face.

Who's fastest now?
In 2010, Jorge Lorenzo stole the MotoGP crown. But is Rossi still the king?

FASTEST. The greatest feeling. The greatest risk.

About MX-i
MXi is an integrated film, television, social media and live-event production company specializing in fact-based stories, youth culture and action sports/motorsports. MXi just wrapped production on "The Vow," a feature film with Spyglass Entertainment starring Rachel McAdams, Channing Tatum and Jessica Lange, with Taublieb serving as producer. Previously, MXi produced dramatic telefilms for Showtime, NBC and USA Network, is now developing an action-thriller about surfers and the Mexican drug cartels, is in production on a feature documentary about the life of Hawaiian icon Eddie Aikau, developing a movie about the history of Freestyle Moto-X, while also producing viral videos like the "Rob Dyrdek Tattoo" (with almost a million youtubeviews), the "Marty Lempkin/WORX" television, along with programming for ESPN and FuelTV, among others, while serving as strategic consultant for Monster Energy.

MotoGP rider, John Hopkins, and King of Supercross, Jeremy McGrath, were among the superstars at the event.
Mitch Covington, Executive Producer of FASTEST, and producer Paul Taublieb take some time to pose with the Monster Girls before the premiere begins.
Bruce Stjernstrom, Mitch Covington, Jeremy McGrath, and Eric Johnson enjoyed themselves as The Deuce Lounge inside the Aria played host to the event.
Screening in progress inside The Deuce Lounge
There was a nice mix of of people from all avenues of motorsports.
Monster Energy Pro Circuit Kawasaki MX and SX rider Broc Tickle, and Monster Energy Kawasaki MX and SX rider Jake Weimer, both West Coast Supercross Lites champs, enjoyed the opportunity to see a different side of motorsports. When asked what he thought of the film, Weimer simply said, “Valentino Rossi is a badass.”