NEW YORK (October 28, 2015) – The production team behind the groundbreaking YouTube channel /DRIVE announces the world premiere of APEX: The Story of the Hypercar, a feature-length documentary film exploring the high-stakes, boundary-shattering world of the fastest and most technologically advanced production cars on the planet. APEX: The Story of the Hypercar will have its premiere, presented by Forza Motorsport, on Wednesday, November 18, 2015 at the ArcLight Theater in Los Angeles.
APEX: The Story of the Hypercar chronicles the efforts of passionate hypercar builders who are pushing the limits of technology to reach higher speeds, create more radical designs and capture the attention, and cash, of the world’s wealthiest car enthusiasts. But standing in the way of ultimate bragging rights is the fate of a perilous and highly criticized speed competition.
Filmed with Sony CineAlta cameras in 4K resolution, APEX follows global brands like Bugatti, Ferrari, McLaren and Porsche as they face off against “lone wolf” characters like Christian Von Koenigsegg and Horacio Pagani, independent players whose namesake vehicles have raised the hypercar stakes, while attracting buyers from around the world. APEX also captures the democratizing effect of video games, making these wildly exotic, exorbitantly priced sports cars accessible to casual enthusiasts and – despite reports to the contrary – sparking the imagination of a new generation of car fans. The film also explores how technologies developed for hypercars can “trickle down” to improve conventional automobiles.
The APEX premiere, presented by Forza Motorsport, will feature a panel discussion with J.F. Musial (Director, APEX), Christian Schnedler (Producer, APEX), Christian von Koenigsegg (founder of Koenigsegg Cars), Dan Greenawalt (Turn 10 Studios, Xbox), Mike Spinelli (/DRIVE), among others.
A reception before the showing will take place in the ArcLight Theater parking lot. Xbox will supply Forza Motorsport 6 gaming stations to allow attendees to virtually test-drive some of the hypercars featured in APEX. Sony 4K televisions will provide the latest in display technology for the most compelling imagery of these amazing inventions.
General theatrical release of APEX is planned for early December 2015, with online distribution activated via Sony's SmartTV (4K) and iTunes (HD) on or around December 15th.
Theater Location: ArcLight Hollywood: 6360 W. Sunset Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90028