Senna writer/producer Manish Pandey is working on documentary series under the name ‘Lucky!’ on the life and times of F1 supremo, Bernie Ecclestone.
After his successful work with the Senna documentary, Pandey is now working on new eight-part documentary series on the life and times of former F1 boss, Ecclestone, titled ‘Lucky!’. It will produced by his own company, Jiva Maya.
The series will be represented by ICM Partners for worldwide sales. Ecclestone has given exclusive rights to Pandey for the documentary series, which will include thousands of hours of archival footage from F1 management, as per Variety.
Filming has already started, as Ecclestone was extensively shot at his home in Gstaad during the COVID-19 lockdown. “Bernie has been able to reflect, not just on his days as one of the greatest sporting impresarios of all time, but also on his life,” said Pandey.
“In his 90 years, he has travelled the world and met everyone who is anyone, yet he remains incredibly personable and immensely funny. It is a joy to tell his extraordinary story, in full, for the first time.”
At the same time, Ecclestone, added: “This is the first time I’ve trusted anyone to tell my story and the story of Formula 1 and Manish is the only storyteller and director who I believe can bring these to the screen.
“And he isn’t just a great storyteller – he’s also a great fan. He’s been watching Formula 1 since he could walk and his knowledge of the world and its ‘movers and shakers’ is encyclopaedic and his passion unsurpassed.”
The release also had a statement from Stefano Domenicalli, who stated: “Formula 1 is a truly global sport with over seventy years of history created by Bernie that has a huge part of making the sport what it is. With half a billion global fans and races in 23 countries the interest and excitement around Formula 1 is huge and there will be eager anticipation for this series that will take the viewers on a journey into the life of one of sport’s most interesting characters.”
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