KSU students produce documentary‚ red carpet premiere Thursday

KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 10‚ 2007) — “Slide America‚” a documentary produced by two KSU students and a…

Georgia (May 10, 2007) — KSU students produce documentary‚ red carpet premiere Thursday

Jennifer Hafer

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Film documents rise of “drifting” as a competitive motor sport

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KENNESAW‚ Ga. (May 10‚ 2007) — “Slide America‚” a documentary produced by two KSU students and a former Formula D driver‚ glides into the Midtown Arts Cinema tonight‚ where it will make its world broadcast premiere‚ red carpet and all.

This straight−to−DVD release chronicles the travels of students Joey Redmond‚ Jason Small and former Formula D driver Andy Sapp‚ as they traveled to 19 cities in 30 days last summer documenting the competitive driving sport of drifting. KSU student Montye Edwards serves as the chief communications officer of the company that produced the movie‚ PM Lifestyle. In drifting‚ drivers compete in rear−wheel drive cars to keep their cars drifting sideways as long as possible.

“Nothing like ‘Slide America’ has been done before‚” Redmond said. “Many of these drivers have great talents that needed to be showcased and even greater stories to tell.”

Trailers for “Slide America‚” as well as more information on drifting can be found at the following links:

www.slideamerica.com

www.myspace.com/slideamerica

http://slideamerica.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=34

For further information‚ or to schedule an interview‚ please contact the writer.

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