Private Project

Racing Through The Forest

Movie • 1 hr 17 min • Documentary, Sport, History
Completed February 2016

“Racing Through the Forest – The History of the 1950-56 Pebble Beach Road Races”.
Inspired by the memoirs of the Del Monte Forest Road Race history, the Pebble Beach Concours and Pebble Beach Company teamed up with K&K Productions. Blending interviews with racers and incredible footage of the events, the film recalls the glories of this forgotten race with a video archive of its history.
With over 50 interviews of legendary names in road racing such as Fred Knoop, Mick Marston, Bill Pollack, Jim Hall and Phil Remington. It chronicles the events from the first through the last Pebble Beach Road Races, which included legends like Carroll Shelby, Phil Hill and Bill Pollock in 1956.

  • Dean Kirkland
    Border To Border, The Nutt House, Twin Peaks, GUFORS
  • Dean Kirkland
  • Rick Knoop
  • Joanne Storkan
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    1 hour 15 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 17, 2016
  • Production Budget:
    150,000 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    Italy, Spain, United States
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  • Carmel Film Festival
    Carmel, CA
    October 25, 2015
Director Biography - Dean Kirkland

Dean Kirkland has quickly become a highly accomplished commercial, television and film director by combining his keen visual eye to unusual and powerful subject matter. His unique style and sophisticated approach have allowed him to transition from a-list photographer to well-respected filmmaker with an esteemed client list that includes the Home Depot, Lamborghini, Antonio Tetro, Clint Eastwood and Martin Sheen. Dean is recognized for his innovative and unique style of automotive photography and is regarded by many high-profile collectors throughout the nation to be one of the most distinguished in his craft. His ongoing passion for the storied history of automobiles sent Dean on a metaphorical vision quest. In 2012, he combined his talents with the knowledge and racing experience possessed by his production partner, Rick Knoop, and the two men established K&K Productions. Their first collaborative project is a beautifully engaging look into the Pebble Beach Road Races from 1950 through 1956 titled, 'Racing Through The Forest' which has been scheduled for a spring of 2015 release. Illustrating these wonderful stories through documentaries allowed Dean to photograph, interview and film some of the world's greatest cars and drivers. Dean is currently developing several documentaries which include Parnelli Jones, Bobby and Al Unser, Mario Andretti and Sir Sterling Moss. The ability to continue capturing and preserving this valuable automotive history in his unique style and aesthetic vision is the goal for K&K Productions and the living dream for Dean Kirkland.

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