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Wardill Revival

In the 1920's Mark Wardill's Great Grandfather created and patented the world's first two-stroke motorbike engine along with a unique bike design to go with it, thus The Wardill Motorcycle Company was born.

The only version of the bike was being showcased to investors at the famous Brooklands race track when the rider crashed it. That spelt the end of the company.

90 years later Mark discovered three slides from the time which he'd had in his posession since childhood.

Wardill Revival tells the story of how he took those slides and created a modern, road going version of the bike in its original vintage style.

  • Steve Bollschweiler
    Journey To Basecamp, Kilimanjaro: The Long Way
  • Laura Dernie
  • Mark Wardill
    Key Cast
  • James Clarke
    Camera Operator
  • Jon Plimmer
    Camera Operator
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    13 minutes 53 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 20, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    0 GBP
  • Country of Origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Country of Filming:
    United Kingdom
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Director Biography - Steve Bollschweiler

After graduating the University of Brighton in 2011 Steve was chosen as one of 6 editors to voluntarily help piece together
the story of an improvised feature film, where he quickly defined himself as the leader of the group, ending up in the
director bringing him on to work full time on the project for 9 months. The film, Starvecrow, received feedback during post
production from renowned director Gurinder Chadha and was released in 2016 and is now a British indie hit.

Steve then went on to work for the UKs top wedding cinematography company, Zenith Cinematography, where he further
developed his skills in cinematography, editing and managing a crew. During this time he also edited two successful music
videos - "Lool at me now" by rap artist Zuby, and "Smile" by Zar, featuring Farai Muvuti. His experience on set for these
videos enabled him to further learn about the logistics of multi day filming as well as data handling for cinema cameras like
the RED Epic and sony F5.

After two years at Zenith Cinematography, Steve went on to travel around the world, where he took up management roles
during his working holiday in Sydney, Australia.

Upon returning he became a freelance video editor, working on projects for the likes of Maui Jim and Neilson holidays.
In 2017 Steve moved to Cardiff and started his own business, Insight Video Marketing, growing it with no investment or
funding into a profitable business with one full time employee and a network of freelancers around the area. The business
has turned over more than £200,000 to date and continues to grow, becoming a well known name in the Cardiff area.
Insight Video Marketing have produced video content that has helped their clients collectively take in over £5.5 million
worth of revenue through Steve's ability to create promotional films that tell a story and resonate on an emotional level
with a target market.

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