Updated: June 21, 2010, 12:52 PM ET

Camp Chuck at Newport Film Festival

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The Freestyle Motocross T.V. pilot, Camp Chuck, is an official selection to the Newport Beach Film Festival Action Film Series and will be screening on April 26th, 2010 at 5:45 p.m.

Starring X-Games gold medalist Chuck Carothers, Camp Chuck features top riders and emerging amateurs in a documentary style all access look at the fun, the fear, and the determination that is crucial to making it in freestyle motocross.

Filmed on location at Chuck's 60-acre compound in Houston, Texas, the show includes Oklahoma rider Derek Cook, young ripper Jack Rowe, Chile's own Javier and Gabriel Villegas, as well as Mexico's leading FMX star Alex Cervantes.

Camp Chuck's pilot episode is dedicated to friend and fallen rider Jeremy Lusk and will be presented in association with the American Freestyle Motocross Association and the Lusk Legacy Foundation, dedicated to protecting the livelihoods of the riders and their families in the event of severe injury and or death.

Camp Chuck Full from Marc Salomon on Vimeo.


Camp Chuck represents the first major television offering from Play Pictures, Executive Producer Robert Hrobak, and Director Marc Salomon. The show was shot with dual RED One cameras and finished in 2K.

Celebrating its 11th anniversary, the Newport Beach Film Festival proudly continues its ritual of presenting the ultimate in cutting edge action sports cinema from around the world.

The 2010 NBFF Action Film Series spotlights films, filmmakers, athletes, visionaries, industry gurus, artists and designers who have shaped the action sports culture and captured its history with their amazing talent, creativity, and innovation.


Camp Chuck Full Synopsis:

The portrayal of the modern athlete is often limited to their performance in the big game, the big race, or the big fight. Nowhere is that more true than in freestyle motocross, where most athletes exist as a series of highlights and crashes.

Camp Chuck, starring X-Games gold medalist Chuck Carothers, takes us behind-the-scenes in an all access look at the fun, the fear, and the determination that is crucial to making it in freestyle motocross.

Filmed at Chuck's 60-acre compound in Houston, Texas, Camp Chuck features top professional riders and emerging amateurs from all over the world. In this individual sport, riders gather to compete against their own expectations of progression, their own expectations of reward, and the world's definition of success.

Mortal consequence hangs in the balance every time these riders leave the ground.

This is the story of Camp Chuck.

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