The Vintagent Selects: The Ballad of Old Betsy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3eH5gCwNaSE

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

THE BALLAD OF OLD BETSY: 1966 HARLEY DAVIDSON POLICE SPECIAL (2022)

Run Time: 6:05
Producer: Baikudokan Productions, Van Loom Films
A Film By: Greg O'Keefe
Writer: Greg O’Keefe, Clay Babb
Key Cast: Clay Babb, Betsy (1966 Harley Davidson Police Special)

FILM MAKERS

The video was produced, directed, and edited by Greg O’Keefe of Baikudo™ (Japanese for The Way of the Motorcycle™) Productions, with cinematography by Joel Van Loon of Van Loon Films. The music was created by David Borgeson of Brown Bag Luncheon. Greg, a university professor, spent a few years as a dedicated single dad since losing his wife to cancer in early 2020. He has recently remarried in 2023. He looks forward to creating more motorcycle videos and capturing thrilling action shots on the road. His daughter sometimes comes on shoots with him. Joel, a full-time at-home Dad, shares Greg's passion for videography and also podcasts about fathers raising children in Japan. Additionally, he's a talented jewelry designer.

SUMMARY

Who would have ever imagined finding one of life's great loves in an old barn? That's exactly where Clay Babb first encountered his one and only. When he discovered Old Betsy, she wasn't the beauty she is today. Their journey began with a bumpy ride home, but from that moment on, their bond only grew stronger. Who says love can't transform us? Clay has poured his heart into making Betsy run as smoothly as a dream. The years may have left their mark on her, but the dedication and passion Clay has shown in keeping her running are truly remarkable. This love shows no signs of fading anytime soon.

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The Vintagent Selects: Big Scottish One

https://vimeo.com/858160969/f3e426a32a

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

HOWARD + CARTWRIGHT'S: BIG SCOTTISH ONE (2023)

Run Time: 10:57
Producer: Galloping Camel Films
A Film By: Paddy Cartwright
Camera: Paddy Cartwright, Max Howard
Key Cast: Paddy Cartwright, Max Howard

FILM MAKERS

Paddy Cartwright is a Cinematographer based in London, specializing in sports and music imagery. Bog Scottish One won Best Documentary at The Monthly Film Festival, and was an Official Selection at the Vahna Motorcycle Film Festival, Portland Motorcycle Film Festival, and Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival.

SUMMARY

Two lads fuck off on a motorcycle adventure, and find exactly what they were looking for on the incredible roads of Scotland's Highlands.

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The Vintagent Selects: The Mountain Rally

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsDF8KZhrtA

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

THE MOUNTAIN RALLY (2024)

Run Time: 12:30
Producer: Bristow Films
A Film By: Charlie Bristow
Editor:
Key Cast:

FILM MAKERS

Film maker Charlie Bristow joined the Malle team for The Great Malle Mountain Rally, to document the longest motorcycle Rally ever attempted across the entire Alps mountain range, from East to West and North to South. His short film tells the story of the annual 'Mountain Rally', which starts in Austria, 2000km through 6 Alpine countries in 6 days, across every highest and greatest mountain pass in each Alpine region and then completes at sea-level in Monaco. He documented the event from 3 wheels, strapped into a Malle Rally Spec. Morgan Super 3, meaning he could get closer, lower and amongst the Rally teams as they all crossed the Alps.

SUMMARY

100 motorcycles, 2000 km, 6 countries in 6 days, Austria to Monaco. Riding across every highest road and highest mountain pass in each Alpine territory. With a long distance endurance Rally adventure, you need to push your limits and push your boundaries, but you come back a better person.

Each year the Mountain Rally attracts custom, classic and rare motorcycles/riders from around the world, who throw themselves into the Mountain Rally challenge. This year saw highly custom Harley-Davidson Pan America and other new and old classic Harleys, custom Royal Enfield 650's, Norton Commandos, custom 1980’s Dakar BMW's and many stock Triumph Scramblers, BMW R9T's etc. Each road rally stage is approximately 300-350km per day, with 5 Rally checkpoints in each stage and Marshalls timing. Being a road rally, speed limits must not be broken, The Malle Marshall team know the precise timings and for each minute early or late the rally teams lose a point, meaning a winning team at the end of each stage and an overall winning team.
350km a day on a custom motorcycle may seem straight forward. But throw in the highest roads in the highest mountains in Europe into the mix. With unpredictable mountain weather, where skies can turn black in minutes and warm valleys soon turn from 37C to 5C at the highest passes of 2770m. The Mountain Rally soon becomes an endurance adventure, where the teams main focus is to complete the stage, look after their team mates (some of which only met for the first time at the start-line in Austria) and enjoy the greatest motorcycle riding in Europe, arguably, in the world.

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The Vintagent Selects: Bad Dog

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uZLqdnZuT6g

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

BAD DOG (2023)

Run Time: 2:25
Producer: at Ringling College of Art and Design
A Film By: Erin Malfi
Voice Acting: Mark Hunter
Key Cast: Bad Dog, Grim Reaper

FILM MAKERS

Hi there! My name is Erin, and I am a character designer and 3D animator based in New York.
I am an alumni of Ringling College of Art and Design. I'm passionate about creating characters with life and attitude, and I enjoy incorporating my interests such as alternative fashion, custom vehicles, fantasy, and nature into my designs. When I am not creating art, I'm usually studying animals and spending time in the wild. - Erin Malfi

SUMMARY

Bad Dog is Erin's thesis film in which a motorcycle-riding dog must compete with
the Grim Reaper to save his soul.

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The Vintagent Trailers: A Rally For Rangers

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=okrI9-UjqzQ

The Vintagent Trailers: A preview of our favorite feature films out there.

A RALLY FOR RANGERS (2022)

Run Time: 54:00
Producer: Mark Fisher, Fisher Creative
A Film By: Erick Daft
Key Cast: The Mongol Ecology Center, Rally For Rangers

FILM MAKERS

Eric Daft is an accomplished director, cinematographer, and editor with a passion for well-crafted compositions, dramatic light, and an eye for unique details. He has traveled the world for over 20 years working with numerous brands and clients capturing stories from the top of Everest to the canals of Venice. Based in Teton Valley Idaho he co-founded Fisher Creative with Mark Fisher where they have produced many award winning documentaries. He is at home in the mountains and his passion for them has brought him to many remote ranges including the Himalayas, Tetons, Andes, Alps, Canadian Rockies, and Alaska. He lives for pre-dawn starts and epic mountain locations.
Equally comfortable in the city or studio he has a way of making clients comfortable and stoked on the Fisher Creative experience!

Rally For Rangers mission is to protect the world’s special places by empowering rangers around the world with new motorcycles and equipment. Rally for Rangers is a project of Mongol Ecology Center (MEC), a 501(c)3 non- governmental organization based in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia and Tucson, Arizona.

SUMMARY

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The Vintagent Trailers: Dark Rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AmulVFPiYM&t=5s

The Vintagent Trailers: A preview of our favorite feature films out there.

DARK RIDER (2021)

Run Time: 1:31:00
Producer: Ellen De Waele, Elisa Heene, Serendipity Films
A Film By: Eva Kupper
Key Cast: Kevin Magee

FILM MAKERS

Being an avid motorcycle rider as well as passionate documentary filmmaker, I had been waiting for a long time for the right story and the right moment to combine my passion for film and motorcycles. But I never expected to find a story that comes as close to my heart as this one. When I was a child, my older brother Hans became disabled after a terrible accident, and the inevitable difficulties and struggles he has since encountered on his way through life have become an important part of our relationship. - Eva Küpper

Eva Küpper is a Belgian documentary filmmaker who graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Ghent. Her film studies provided a broad background in the tradition of both fiction and documentary filmmaking, which becomes apparent in the incorporation of elements of both styles in her films. Alongside her filmic endeavours, Eva holds a position as lecturer at the Centre for Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Ghent and frequently teaches master classes on documentary filmmaking both in Belgium and abroad.

SUMMARY

As a teenager, Australian Ben Felten (51) was diagnosed with a degenerative eye disease that left him fully blind by his mid-thirties. Despite years of hardship and the enormous risks, Ben is determined to pursue his childhood dream of becoming a professional motorcycle racer. Together with former grand prix champion Kevin Magee, he sets out to break the world land speed record and become the fastest blind motorcycle rider in the world. During their journey, Ben and Kevin cross paths with Jed (13), who struggles to find his way in life.

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The Vintagent Trailers: Keep The Bike Moving

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zVchOGyFEIw

The Vintagent Trailers: A preview of our favorite feature films out there.

KEEP THE BIKE MOVING (2023)

Run Time: 1:25:22
Producer: Life Of Hyphen (Nicholas Harper-Johnston & Michael Boge)
Director: Nicholas Harper-Johnston
Editor: Nicholas Harper-Johnston
Key Cast: Todd Wallace, Scott Wallace, Kevin Dean

FILM MAKERS

Life of Hyphen Productions is a full service film production company specializing in adventure documentaries. In addition to making films, Nicholas Harper-Johnston is also a Wildland Firefighter and Ski Patroller.

SUMMARY

12 friends from North Idaho will try to conquer the impossible and race two bikes across the epic and remote Baja Peninsula of Mexico in the Baja 1000. Going to battle against some of the biggest and baddest motorsports teams in the process.

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The Vintagent Classics: The Dirt Gang

https://youtu.be/gWKzYAyMSQw

The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 

THE DIRT GANG (1972)

Run Time: 1:29:00
Producer: American International Pictures (AIP)
Director: Jerry Jameson
Writer: Michael DeForrest, Michael C. Healy
Key Cast: Paul Carr, Michael Pataki, Lee de Broux

FILM MAKERS

God Help The Fuzz that flashes a badge on the Dirt Gang!

The timeless story of a filthy biker gang who simply want to pour beer over themselves, terrorize and rape, but mean, normal people always try to spoil their fun. This is the final film from AIP's six-year run of biker films that began in 1966 with Roger Corman's, "The Wild Angels." The Dirt Gang tells the tale of a motorcycle gang who terrorizes a film crew who are in the desert filming a western.

Jerry Jameson is best known (or unknown) as a Director for TV. His credits include Dallas, Dynasty, Walker Texas Ranger, and Murder She Wrote just to name a few. The only two films are The Dirt Gang (1972) and Bat People (1974).

SUMMARY

After a failed gas station robbery that resulted in a shot biker and torched cop car, the gang of "dirt bike gypsies" led by a silver eye-patch wearing whacko named Monk, decide to split to Mexico. Monk lost his eye in a bike crash some years ago and ever since he's been itching to mess up the guy who's responsible.

The gang rides onto a Western Movie set and proceed to wreak havoc until filming halts. The director agrees feed them in the catering tent only on the condition that they split afterwards. Soon the bikers realize that it's the perfect time to pour booze all over themselves.

A stunt man named Zeno, warns script girl Mary that there's trouble brewing. And he's not kidding because soon Monk recognizes Zeno as the dude who caused his eye to pop out! Some years back, when Zeno was riding with the gang, the two of them were in a bike duel. The brutal ritual involved opponents riding towards each other at full speed while swinging motorcycle chains.

With the entire film crew held hostage, Monk will stop at nothing to incite the peace-loving Zeno into another duel—this time to the death! Soundtrack music by the group: The Harvest. Paul Carr, Michael Pataki, Lee de Broux, Jon Shank, Nancy Harris, T.J. Escott, Jessica Stuart, Tom Anders, Joe Mosca, Michael Forest, Jo Anne Meredith. - The Video Beat

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The Vintagent Classics: Stuntman

https://youtu.be/P5ASpt15S8g

The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 

STUNTMAN (1994)

Run Time: 2:15:00
Producer: Poonam Sharma
Director: Deepak Balraj Vij
Writer: Deepak Balraj Vij (story), Salim Hyder (screenplay)
Key Cast: Jackie Shroff, Zeba Bakhtiar, Satish Shah, Tinnu Anand

FILM MAKERS

Stuntman is a 1994 Indian Hindi language "Bollywood" film directed by Deepak Balraj Vij and produced by Poonam Sharma. It stars Jackie Shroff and Zeba Bakhtiar in pivotal roles. It is mainly known for its famous song "Amma Dekh Tera Munda.

SUMMARY

Wealthy Reena falls in love with her brother's (Vijay's) friend, Pune-based Bajrang Tiwari, a motorbike stuntman, much to the chagrin of her widowed mother. When Reena adamantly insists on marrying him, her mother attempts to talk Vijay and Bajrang to stop risking their lives as her husband, as well as Bajrang's dad had lost their respective lives living dangerously. She even wants Bajrang to live with her, but he refuses. The marriage takes place, and Reena re-locates to live in the slums with her husband. Shortly thereafter she gives birth to a daughter, Guddi. Then their lives are shattered after Vijay is killed, and evidence points to Bajrang. Reena leaves him and moves in with her mother and wants Guddi to also live with her. More surprises and shocks await her when she finds that Bajrang has absconded with Guddi and she may never see her child again.

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The Vintagent Selects: Point And Kill

https://vimeo.com/607559083

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

POINT AND KILL FEATURING OBONGJAYAR (2021)

Run Time: 4:56
Artist: Little Simz, Obongjayar
Producer: Elizabeth Doonan
Director: Ebeneza Blanche
Key Cast: Little Simz, Obongjayar

FILM MAKERS

Little Simz fourth studio album 'Sometimes I Might Be Introvert' (2021), an Inflo-produced body of work that sees 19 tracks with additional features from Cleo Sol and Obongjayar. In addition to the release, the Obongjayar-assisted standout, the groovy “Point And Kill,” gets a visual to match. First premiered during a lively set for NPR’s “Tiny Desk (Home)” series, “Point And Kill” sees Simz rapping about her and her loved ones’ prosperity, something that she’ll fight for to no end:

“If I want it, it’s mine, you can’t stop it, hey … family no go suffer, oh, inna my lifetime, dey be fine, do am proper, no lie, lie, give me strength, let me prosper, daddy say he want me to be lawyer, I’ll be doctor, riff raff, kiddi cohn, window shopper, oh, yeah, fine boy, take away auntie, bougie, ah, eleyi, o wa fancy, when I see it, I … point and kill, uh, if I want it, it’s mine, you can’t stop me…”

Directed by Ebeneza Blanche, “Point And Kill” takes place in Nigeria and begins with a less-than-friendly interaction with older women before Simz steps out, hops on the back of a bike, then rides off. She eventually connects with her collaborator, with shots showing them both in a courtyard, in a field with a horse, and at what looks like the coolest afropunk party imaginable. The video ends with Simz holding a machete to a cop whole officers point guns at her and Obongjayar — it’s the perfect re-creation of the now-viral image from the 2013’s film Cristo Rey. - Revolt

SUMMARY

In the video, Simz takes a trip to Nigeria, her parents’ homeland, to tour the countryside, encountering a diverse cast of characters, including weightlifting macho men and church-going aunties. The video culminates in a very stylish club scene, seeing Simz and Obongjayar grooving in a small club full of people dressed in retro-chic ensembles. The overall vibe is very Queen & Slim, especially in the closing scene, which finds Simz and Obongjayar surrounded by armed police officers all pointing their guns at him as she defends him with a machete. The video ends on this ambiguous note, giving viewers plenty to ponder — much like many of Simz’s other videos.

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The Vintagent Classics: Outlaw Motorcycles

https://youtu.be/hJE-ZYuoGCE

The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 

OUTLAW MOTORCYCLES (1966)

Run Time: 35:00
A Film By: Titus Moede (credited as Titus Moody)
Key Cast: Gordon Barclay, Denise Lynn, Titus Moede

FILM MAKERS

SUMMARY

In 1965 actor and hopeful first time director Titus Moede, befriended 'Preacher' of the Coffin Cheaters while looking for a project. He soon realized that this was exactly what he had been looking for.

As an actor, Titus appeared in over 30 films, including as a biker named 'Twitchy' in Hell's Chosen Few (1968).

We've included an intro and outro to the film Outlaw Motorcycles, which Titus filmed in 1993. In it we learn a bit more about Moede the bike rider and builder. He boasts that the film includes "the largest assembly of outlaw gangs ever filmed and documented". The film is a true lost gem of cult cinema, and motorcycle movies history. Enjoy!

*Titus Moede Trivia: Who was the first person to create the first chrome chopper? Watch to the end to find out!

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Read more about Moede, The Last Of the American Hoboes, and Outlaw Motorcycles HERE.

Buy 'The Last Of The American Hobo' on DVD.


 


The Vintagent Classics: Wechma

https://youtu.be/QYOeYRiTlTE

The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 

WECHMA aka TRACES (1970)

Run Time: 1:27:00
Producer: Sigma 3
Director: Hamid Bénani
Editor: Ahmed Bouanani
Key Cast: Mohamed Alkaghat, Tawfik Dadda, Khadija Moujahid

FILM MAKERS

Wechma (Arabic: وشمة) (English "traces") is a Moroccan film directed by Hamid Bénani, released in 1970. The film is considered one of the best Moroccan films of all time.

Wechma marks a departure in Moroccan cinema: a feature film that is experimental, particularly in the second part, breaks with conventional narrative structures and abruptly counters naturalism with Freudian symbolism and sequences that are downright fantastical. - Berlinale

Hamid Bénani was born in 1942 in Meknes, Morocco. He studied Philosophy, after which he completed a degree in Film at the Institut des hautes études cinématographiques (IDHEC) in Paris. In 1970, Benani co-founded the production company Sigma 3 along with Ahmed Bouanani, Mohamed Abderrahman Tazi, and Mohamed Sekkat. That same year, he made his first full-length film, Wechma.

SUMMARY

"Be aware. Death is just in front!"

Orphan Messaoud is adopted by a childless farmer at the age of eight. His adoptive father disciplines the gentle child with extreme severity, leading to ever more rebellious behaviour in the traumatised youth. As a young man, Messaoud gets involved with a group of violent ne’er-do-wells and lives his life on the edge.

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The Vintagent Selects: Shinya Kimura - Chabott Engineering

https://vimeo.com/13159991

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

SHINYA KIMURA - CHABOTT ENGINEERING (2011)

Run Time: 2:44
A Film By: Henrik Hansen
Key Cast: Shinya Kimura

FILM MAKERS

Henrik Hansen is a passionate filmmaker punctuated with highly original storytelling, his breadth of experience has helped to create his current high-end works and he remains highly regarded by many of the top 500 global companies, including all of the leading vehicle brand manufacturers. Henrik’s feature-length biographical documentary on Mark Knopfler (Dire Straits) was released in 2021. In addition to the feature films Henrik is currently developing, he has continued to create short films and documentaries throughout his career building a truly diverse ability for creative storytelling, character-led development and visuals.

SUMMARY

A short film about custom motorcycle engineer Shinya Kimura of Chabott Engineering. Shot on the Canon 5D and 7D. Read: Shinya Kimura - I Am A Coachbuilder

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The Vintagent Classics: L'Agression

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bZbNr96kdBM

The Vintagent Classics: The films that inspired us. 

ACT OF AGGRESSION AKA L'AGRESSION (1975)

Run Time: 1:34:00
Producer: Gaunt International
Director: Gérard Pirès
Writer: John Buell, Jean-Patrick Manchette, Gérard Pirès
Key Cast: Jean-Louis Trintignant, Catherine Deneuve, Claude Brasseur

FILM MAKERS

A French motorcycle picture which, though based on John Buell's novel The Shrewsdale Exit, transcends the limitations of imitating the American genre, and offers in its place a sustained attack on French middle class values. Trintignant goes on a trail of revenge after the rape and murder of his wife and daughter; bourgeois dream disintegrates into nightmare, but the seeds of destruction are shown to be internal. Deneuve, as Trintignant's sister-in-law, provides the film's emotional core with a fine performance, her presence questioning male assumptions, even when her lines don't. - Time Out, 2012

Spoiler alert, it wasn't the bikers at all (though their hooliganry set the scene for what was to come)... Instead it's discovered that a grizzly rape and double murder came at the hands of a friendly, local psycho.

SUMMARY

“Act of Aggression,” vie French a melodrama that opened yesterday at two theaters, is so bad that it makes a film as vicious as “Death Wish” look good.

Like the Charles Bronson character in “Death Wish,” Jean‐Louis Trintignant, the hero of “Act Of Aggression,” is a mild‐mannered, middle class businessman who is transformed into a killer ape after his wife and daughter have been trutalized by hoodlums. But where “Death Wish” exalted revenge, the French movie simply trivializes it with a plot that twists less easily than a dried noodle. Gerard Pires, the director, makes things even worse by employing the kind of flashy cutting and camerawork you might expect in a television commercial that's amok.

Mr. Trintignant does a lot of driving of automobiles and looks quite understandably driven. Catherine Deneuve, who plays his sister‐in‐law, looks magnificent. She is not only one of the world's great beauties. She now possesses such substance and ease as an actress that she almost persuades us the movie couldn't possibly be as terrible as it is.

ACT OF AGGRESION (L' Agression), directed by Gerard Pires; sceenplay (French with English subtitles) by JeanPatric Manchette and Mr. Pires, based on the novel “The Shrewsdale Exit,” by John Buell; produced by Alain Poire and Pierre Braunberger; director of photography, Silvano Ippoliti; music, Robert Chariebois; a co‐production of S.N.E. Gaumont, Les Films du Jeudi, Les Films de la Seine (Paris) and Primez Italians (Rome), distributed by Joseph Green Picture. Running time: 94 minutes. At the Trans‐Lux 85th Street, at Madison Avenue, and the Eighth Street Playhouse, west of Fifth This film has not been rated. - The New York Times, Dec 4th, 1975

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The Vintagent Selects: Back To The Present

https://vimeo.com/902214573

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

BACK TO THE PRESENT: ALLAN TANNENBAUM (2024)

Run Time: 11:17
Producer: Daryush Assar
A Film By: Jean Pierre Kathoefer
Editor: Pedro Barbosa
Key Cast: Allan Tannenbaum

FILM MAKERS

Upon discovering our mutual appreciation for motorcycles, it was only natural to shape a story around the craft of Allan’s incredible career. Our team at johnnypuetz Productions was fortunate to walk through moments seldom discussed across Allan’s studio, the streets of New York City, and in motion on a classic Norton bike. Allan’s story is one of resilience and sensitivity. While he’s captured huge personalities like Andy Warhol, James Brown, Salvador Dali, it was a privilege to take a step back and speak to the iconic artist behind the lens, who continues to inspire future generations of creators. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but experiencing the insight behind transformative art paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. In Back To The Present, Allan reminds us of our common humanity and greatness that can be unlocked across any chapter of our lives. – Jean Pierre Kathoefer

* READ: Freeze Frame - Allan Tannenbaum, by Greg Williams for The Vintagent

* WATCH: Allan's 1967 Grad school film No Satisfaction

SUMMARY

“I am the same person I always was; except I’ve become more elaborate.” You might not recognize Allan Tannenbaum by name, but you certainly know him through his iconic, distinctly human photos. Back To The Present gives a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life, craft, and philosophy of an artist who’s often kept shielded by the prowess of his work. As a long-time motorcycle enthusiast, Tannenbaum rides his way through capturing the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and conflict in the Middle East.

Through a series of intimate moments explored by director Jean Pierre Kathoefer, we are reminded that life’s winding road becomes more vibrant when we stop to take notice of the moments around us. Tannenbaum’s new chapter leads him to split time between the now guilded streets of SoHo in his original studio, and his more quiet life in the Catskills. While Tannenbaum’s accolades and activism as a photojournalist have brought him an incredible amount of success, it’s clear that he’s never abandoned the unrelenting spirit that have got him to where he is today.

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The Vintagent Selects: No Satisfaction

https://vimeo.com/10444002

The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

NO SATISFACTION (1967)

Run Time: 7:29
A Film By: Allan Tannenbaum
Key Cast: Frizzy Mary, Dan Cleland

FILM MAKERS

I started photographing in the 1960's, got my B.A. in Art at Rutgers University in 1967, studied film making in graduate school at San Francisco State, and taught photography back at Rutgers University. My first break came in 1973 when the SoHo Weekly News started up. When it folded in 1982, I started working as an international photojournalist and am now with Polaris Images. I also work as a contributing photographer with the Tribeca Trib. So I'm keeping busy with various magazines, design firms, and advertising agencies, photographing news, features, and portraits. - Allan Tannenbaum

You may not know the name, but you would recognize Allan's photographs. He's also been a part of the motorcycle community since the 1960's. Read about Allan HERE. Watch the short film 'Back To The Present: Allan Tannenbaum' in the Film Archive.

SUMMARY

No Satisfaction is a story about personal frustration at the height of the San Francisco Scene in the 1960s. It's the first independent film I did in 1967 as a filmmaking graduate student at San Francisco State.

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The Vintagent Trailers: Back To The Present

https://vimeo.com/902215403

The Vintagent Trailers: A preview of our favorite feature films out there.

BACK TO THE PRESENT: ALLAN TANNENBAUM (2024)

Run Time: 11:17
Producer: Daryush Assar
A Film By: Jean Pierre Kathoefer
Editor: Pedro Barbosa
Key Cast: Allan Tannenbaum

FILM MAKERS

Upon discovering our mutual appreciation for motorcycles, it was only natural to shape a story around the craft of Allan’s incredible career. Our team at johnnypuetz Productions was fortunate to walk through moments seldom discussed across Allan’s studio, the streets of New York City, and in motion on a classic Norton bike. Allan’s story is one of resilience and sensitivity. While he’s captured huge personalities like Andy Warhol, James Brown, Salvador Dali, it was a privilege to take a step back and speak to the iconic artist behind the lens, who continues to inspire future generations of creators. A picture may be worth a thousand words, but experiencing the insight behind transformative art paves the way for a brighter tomorrow. In Back To The Present, Allan reminds us of our common humanity and greatness that can be unlocked across any chapter of our lives. - Jean Pierre Kathoefer

* Several of Jean Pierre's other motorcycle films can be found in The Vintagent Archive The Distinguished Gentleman, and Wheels Up In New York City. Allan can be seen featured in Norton Commando at 50, and check out his 1967 Grad school film No Satisfaction in the archive as well. The Short film 'Back To The Present: Allan Tannenbaum' will soon tour the2024 film festival circuit, and stay tuned to see it online shortly, on The Vintagent!

SUMMARY

“I am the same person I always was; except I’ve become more elaborate.” You might not recognize Allan Tannenbaum by name, but you certainly know him through his iconic, distinctly human photos. Back To The Present gives a rare, behind-the-scenes glimpse into the life, craft, and philosophy of an artist who’s often kept shielded by the prowess of his work. As a long-time motorcycle enthusiast, Tannenbaum rides his way through capturing the likes of John Lennon, Yoko Ono, The Ramones, Jimi Hendrix, to the aftermath of the 9/11 attacks and conflict in the Middle East.

Through a series of intimate moments explored by director Jean Pierre Kathoefer, we are reminded that life’s winding road becomes more vibrant when we stop to take notice of the moments around us. Tannenbaum’s new chapter leads him to split time between the now guilded streets of SoHo in his original studio, and his more quiet life in the Catskills. While Tannenbaum’s accolades and activism as a photojournalist have brought him an incredible amount of success, it’s clear that he’s never abandoned the unrelenting spirit that have got him to where he is today.

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The Vintagent Selects: Ray Tauscher: America’s Forgotten World Champion Motorcycle Racer.

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The Vintagent Selects: A collection of our favorite films by artists around the world.

RAY TAUSCHER: AMERICA'S FORGOTTEN WORLD CHAMPION MOTORCYCLE RACER (2020)

Run Time: 16:27
A film by: Ned & Mike Thanhouser
Key Cast: Richard Moore (Voice Of Ray Tauscher)

FILM MAKERS

Ned is an award winning documentary filmmaker. He is also an avid member of the local motorcycle community and has produced several short films about the Alley Sweeper and the Black Dog Dual Sport events, as well as the 2016 feature documentary film The Monkey & Her Driver, which follows America’s only all women sidecar road racing team for 2015. The Vintagent featured the trailer for this film back in 2020.

Produced by award winning Portland filmmaker Ned Thanhouser and his multimedia journalist son Michael, Ray Tauscher (2020) recounts the career of Portland’s “Yankee” rider and his rise to international fame as one of the world’s top motorcycle riders.

SUMMARY

Raymond F. Tauscher (Tauser in international press), born in Portland in 1905, began riding motorcycles in 1920 inspired by racing at the Gresham Speed Bowl. His competitive racing career began in 1923 where he won the regional championship. His titleholder status took him around the globe five times where in 1931 he won international championship titles in the UK, Europe and Australia. Ray returned to America in 1934 where he was a leading proponent of motorcycle racing on the east and west coasts of the United States eventually retiring in Portland.

In 2020 Ned Thanhouser and son Michael Thanhouser researched Ray’s racing career, located surviving family members and collected Ray’s scrapbooks, photo albums, and racing memorabilia. This 17-minute documentary film tells the story of Ray’s racing career, his world-wide travels, and his loves.

This film premiered at the South Jersey Moto Film Festival on December 4, 2020.

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