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Run Time: 43:32
Producer: Curtiss Motorcycles
A Film By: Gareth Maxwell Roberts
Camera: David Smith, Gareth Maxwell Roberts
Editor: Gavin McGlynn
Key Cast: Matt Chambers, JT Nesbitt, Jordan Cornille


Gareth Maxwell Roberts career spans thirty years, crafting music videos, TV commercials, documentaries and feature films. He directed the critically acclaimed documentary feature film on contemporary custom motorcycle culture “Oil In The Blood”, which features The Vintagent’s very own Paul D’Orleans and Corinna Mantlo, and explores the Custom Revolution! and Electric Revolution! exhibitions at The Petersen Museum curated by Paul and presented by The Motorcycle Arts Foundation. A lifelong biker, Gareth has a passion for old British and Italian iron, but has fully embraced the electric future. Born and bred in London, he currently resides in Austin, Texas.


‘The Opposite of Death’ is a documentary film that explores the genesis of the American legacy brand Curtiss Motorcycles. The small team of visionaries who have created the first luxury electric motorcycle explain the ground breaking innovation that has given birth to a truly revolutionary machine – The 1.

‘The Opposite of Death’ is a documentary film about the foundation of the all electric Curtiss Motorcycle Co., the creation of the first motorcycle ever to be truly designed from the inside-out – The 1 –  and the experienced team dedicated to innovation and design that is behind it all. Opening the doors to the Curtiss Design Studio in New Orleans, the film draws from over a dozen interviews with the key team members including designer JT Nesbitt and Founder & CEO Matt Chambers, who offer compelling insight into the culture of a unique company. ‘The Opposite of Death’  explores the roots of the company’s founding philosophies and the inspirational achievements of its namesake founder, Glenn Hammond Curtiss.


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