Simon Mozgovyi's Salt from Bonneville is a new addition to the East Silver Caravan, which takes care of selected films and helps with festival distribution. Salt from Bonneville received East Silver Caravan Award at the Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival 2019 by the Institute of Documentary Film for the best pitched feature length documentary projects with high international potential.
The story of this adventure drama is about Nazar and Max - two guys from Ukraine and an old soviet bike - and the ambitious goal they set themselves to beat the world speed record at Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. This dry salt desert is the meeting point for hundreds of people from all over the world, who spend millions of dollars on their quest to become the next speed racing champion. Nazar and Max spend all their time assembling their bike in a small garage on the outskirts of Kyiv, traveling hundreds of miles and overcoming countless obstacles to make their dreams come true. And then, on the other side of the world, they both come to realize why there are there.
Salt from Bonneville
Director: Simon Mozgovyi
Camera: Simon Mozgovyi, Denis Melnik, Sergii Stetsenko, Dmytro Gorash
Editing: Simon Mozgovyi, Sergii Naida
Production: Maksim Leschanka, Anton Khilman, Taras Bosak, Artem Koliubaiev, Anton Khilman
Ukraine, Poland, Georgia