Rocket Science announced today that award-winning German filmmakers Michael Wech and Hanns-Bruno Kammertöns are directing the official Michael Schumacher feature documentary, SCHUMACHER. Widely regarded as one of the greatest Formula One drivers of all time, Schumacher is the only driver in history to win seven Formula One World Championships, five of which he won consecutively with Ferrari. He also holds a number of other all-time records such as the overall number of Formula One victories (91), podium finishes (155) or laps in lead (77). After retiring from racing in 2012, Schumacher suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a skiing accident in 2013 and continues to receive medical treatment to this day.
Benjamin Seikel and Vanessa Nöcker of B | 14 FILM are producing along with DCM, who will release the film in German-speaking territories. Rocket Science is presenting, executive producing and handling international sales, commencing in Cannes this month.
Fully supported by Schumacher’s family, the documentary will feature rare interviews and never-before-seen archival footage in a behind the scenes look at the world champion racing driver. Framed by Michael’s 50th birthday and the 25th anniversary of his first World Championship victory (1994), the film – which is currently in post-production – will feature interviews with Michael’s family, his closest racing companions and competitors. SCHUMACHER will explore the many facets of this complex man: the merciless Formula One driver, the ambitious boy with the dream, the down-to-earth mechanic, the dependable team player, and the devoted friend and father.