EARNED: The story of Keith Hale's 750ss.

Keith Hale had no idea at 20 years old that when he scraped together enough money to buy a Ducati 750ss he was buying what would later be known as the most rare and beautiful bike ever built.

He had no idea as he raced it and rode it across America or when he used it every day to commute to his job as a humble schoolteacher.

He had no idea that the bike he took perfect care of his entire life would give him the rest of his life to live out and save him from a life of giving unreciprocated as an educator.

This is a beautiful, simple story about caring, about putting in the work to not contribute to a disposable society, and the unexpected rewards that come from an inspired life well-lived.

  • roberto serrini
  • peter boggia
  • keith hale
    Key Cast
  • ian falloon
    Key Cast
  • Tim Parker
    Key Cast
  • Genres:
    documentary, sport, automotive, motorcycle, short, american
  • Runtime:
    27 minutes 32 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    July 14, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    3,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Language:
  • Student Project:
Director Biography - roberto serrini

Serrini is well known as a Moto-filmmaker, having made a handful of extremely well received documentaries and branded commercials about the people and machines that fascinate him. He is the recipient of multiple festival awards, including Jalopnik, Portland, Vancouver, Rome, and Mototematica motorcycle film festivals.

Awards and Considerations:
MoMA Permanent Collection
Multiple Vimeo Staff Picks
SHOOT Top 30 New Director Showcase
Le Book Advertising Showcase
Three time recipient International Taste Awards
Creator of One Man One Camera
Creator of the Vintage Camera Quest
Creator of the YouTube Channel TravelClast
Creator of award winning series Make Me a Sandwich
Staff Travel Journalist for Get Lost Travel Magazine
Film Festival Awards:
Two ADC Golden Cube recipient
One Show Silver Pencil recipient
New York Independent FF winner
Brooklyn International FF winner
Toronto International FF nominee
Portland International FF winner
Hollyshorts FF winner
Jalopnik FF nominee
St. Louis FF nominee
Aesthetica UK FF nominee
New Haven FF winner
Austin FF nominee
Rome Mototematica FF nominee
Cannes Short FF winner
Nice International FF winner

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Director Statement

I never met two wheels I didn't like.

I've always been passionate about making amazing, fun content about the things we unknowingly love. Dedicating a life to travel and documentary, I've had the honor to tell dozens of unique and beautiful stories through my lens. I truly love handcrafting these films, producing, shooting, and editing them on my own terms, so that a unique perspective can always ring true. This, the latest of my absurd work, will hopefully leave you full, but craving just a bite more.