It’s truly incredible, but the moment you come across a story worthy of cinematic expression, another comes along and leaves you breathless. The truth is…we all have a story, and in many ways, they should all be told in one way or another. Some stories get books written about them, some may garner months of media attention, while others get buried in attics, court storage or are left to the whispers among families and friends. In the best cases, they fall into the hands of passionate individuals by way of a person that is close to the story. Passionate in their respect for the story, and all those involved. This individual or director, if you will, carefully and respectfully begins to peel back the layers of the story and the nuances that make it unique.
These are only some of the reasons director/filmmaker, Terence Gordon enjoys creating and producing “Mini-Documentary Segments” under the Youthful Ambition brand. It allows him to meet people who harbor within them, the most incredible of stories. We’d like to share with you some of the people he has had the pleasure to work with and a lense into what makes their lives unique, and powerful. This is their story…a story that he feels privileged to share through his lense and cinematic style.
We begin with motorcyclist, philanthropist, and friend, Neale Bayly of Neale Bayly Rides. His two wheeled journey would begin in England, as that is where he was born, and would take him to over 50 countries to date. While the concept for Neale Bayly Rides was developed for a television series, “Neale Bayly Rides:Peru” that aired on Speed TV and MAV TV it would be his passion for the ride and interesting motorcycles, that would fuel this project from day one.
Neale’s been riding since 1976 on the likes of a one-of-a-kind vintage Harley Davidson to a Valentino Rossi race bike. He is currently chronicling his total rebuild of his 1978 Laverda 1200 Mirage which he bought in 1984 that will take him and his viewers on a ride all the way back home to England.
In addition to Neale’s passion for motorcycles, lies his philanthropic heart. Today, much of his riding and storytelling are done to benefit abandoned children around the world. He is able to do this through his foundation, Wellspring International Outreach at www.wellspring-outreach.org .
YA’s Mini-Documentary Segments on Neale Bayly and pieces his amazing journey can be viewed here: