Pivot Pictures has secured rights for Australia and New Zealand ahead of the film’s official selection at CinefestOZ at the end of this month. The film is directed and produced by Queensland filmmaker Neil McGregor and is the debut feature-length project from Glass Engine.

Louisa Balletti, Managing Director of Pivot Pictures said: “Ramblin’ Racer is the story of two ordinary blokes who through sheer hard work and determination, achieve their dream. The film will speak to car and motorsport lovers, of which there is an abundance in Australia, as well as anyone who enjoys a good local and honest Australian story – with a few crashes thrown in.”

Ramblin’ Racer follows Tim Boyle, a construction manager, and his best mate Phil Robinson, an accountant – together they form an unlikely duo who turn their racing dreams into reality. Starting in a suburban Brisbane garage they transform rusted car wrecks into high octane racing machines and risk it all by competing at one most challenging race circuits in the world.

The film will screen on Cinefest Oz at 10am at the Orana Cinema Busselton on Saturday August 27th  and will be the film’s Western Australia Premiere.

Director/Producer Neil McGregor says: “From the garage to the fast lane, Ramblin’ Racer is your quintessential Aussie battler story with mateship at its heart which explores Australia’s car culture. And of course, no motorsports film would be complete without adrenaline-charged races against the clock and nail-biting crashes. There is a lot here to like for audiences.”

Neil McGregor is an Internationally award-winning filmmaker. Following the success of his debut feature The Little Things, he commenced his career working as an assistant director and locations on productions such as Deadpool, Godzilla and The Interview. On returning to Australia, he was appointed Vice President, Locations & Production Attraction, at Screen Queensland, where he attracted international blockbusters and conceptualized the development of Screen Queensland Studios in Brisbane before departing to develop a diverse slate of projects and founding Glass Engine.

Ramblin’ Racer has been well received during a Covid impacted festival run, including sold out screenings at both Vision Splendid Outback Film Festival & Brisbane International Film Festival.

Neil McGregor says: “Absolutely thrilled to have Pivot Pictures onboard for distribution. It’s been a pleasure working with Louisa and the team, and humbled to have our Western Australia Premiere at CinefestOz.”