Modified two-wheeler entrepreneur records ‘The Lord of the Motorcycles’, a 12-episode space to be shown on US network
Valeno businessman Francisco Ali Manen and his motorcycle customization brand Lord Drake Customs, with facilities in the capital, Exarquia, and Miami (USA), continue to prove that he is one of the best motorcycle designers in the world. in 2019 and after several attempts at agreement and several meetings and negotiations; The entrepreneur and a North American production company struck a deal to record a 12-episode season of a new television documentary dedicated to his professional career, titled ‘The Lord of the Motorcycles’.
Filming began outside Miami, but with the advent of the pandemic, there were problems traveling between the two countries and recording was stopped. However, due to a complete stop and the complexities involved in the journey, from Miami he decided to hire Maroma Films, a local production company in Spain, from Valeno director Ignacio Rodriguez. Following the instructions of the American team, he continued recording some of the scenes and raw material inside Ali’s other workshop in Velez-Málaga.
Thus overnight it became an improvised filming set. All of this material, recorded by Maroma Films, was later shipped to the United States, where they took care of its retouching, editing and editing. Once the pandemic restrictions were over, Ali’s producer and representative in the United States, Boris Dalaudier, in addition to himself, served as co-producer, recording outside in a very short time, both in the United States and Spain. will pick up. ,
As the Customizers point out, with a great track record and selected among the ten most influential professionals in the world in their field in January 2021, all recordings overseas were initially scheduled to take place in Miami and other parts of the United States, but this During the pandemic, the possibility of shooting parts of the series in Velez-Málaga, Torre del Mar and other areas of Málaga has been considered, where Ali has his other workshop and develops his daily activity when he is in Spain. Is. ,
In the 12 episodes of the first season of the new documentary, Francisco Ali’s life will be told biographically and, above all, his story, “How a young man leaves his entire life in Spain in 2008 to start from nothing to achieve a dream.” is moving to the United States, being a simple motorcycle fan and conquering Miami and the rest of the United States until becoming world famous for his work with motorcycle customization,” explains Merchant.
In addition, in each chapter and in parallel, you can see the process of customizing a new motorcycle, which each time will be of a different style and brand and with a different history, in addition to seeing and knowing all the trips, problems The events take place in Valeno’s day-to-day life, always on horseback between the two continents and on his trips to attend events or deliver motorcycles to customers. « Without forgetting what happens inside the workshops in Miami and Velez-Málaga, along with the other characters who make up their daily work team. And of course, the occasional famous character will have a surprise appearance,” he speculates.
Francisco representatives in Miami are currently in talks with Discovery Channel’s Discovery Network platform in New York and Miami, one of the main interested parties in acquiring the series for a possible re-broadcast on its platform in Spanish, Discovery Go. is one. If an agreement is reached, the first season of the series will be released in the United States and the rest of Latin American countries, as the platform is aimed at a Spanish-speaking audience, which would mean, according to Ali, reaching 400 million across the US. screen of more than a potential audience.
«These kinds of negotiations and projects are very difficult and almost a lottery to make them come to fruition, if not impossible. If he has to move, he will leave; And if it is not, we will continue to work to achieve it, as we are already on the train tracks, confesses Ali, who is confident that “luck will happen and very soon the project will be another.” The dream will come true” and we will be able to see it on television screens from all over America and of course, later it will cross the ocean and we can see it here in Spain and the rest of Europe.
In any case, until its release, the Veleno Customizer says it’s “focused on doing our day-to-day work, working hard, building the best bike possible and keeping our feet on the ground.” without forgetting where we came from”. “Great things always have small beginnings,” he says.
With one of the models inspired by the designs of the Valeno Customizer, gata Ruiz de la Prada. ,
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