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Orlando Bloom to Exec Produce ‘Greasy Hands Preachers’

Bloom to tub-thump Paris-produced docu-feature at Spain’s San Sebastian Festival
SAN SEBASTIAN –Moto-buff Orlando Bloom has come on board to exec produce “The Greasy Hands Preachers,” a documentary feature set up at Paris-based Mercenary Prod and helmed by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson about the deep joys of two-wheel moto riding.
As part of his EP role, Bloom will put his major star status behind “The Greasy Hands Preachers,” tub-thumping it at its world premiere this Friday at Spain’s San Sebastian Festival.
Blooms’s presence and passion for the film and its subject – in the directors’ words, the deep satisfaction of manual work, in this case on motorcycles, the sense of time, the relation between the form and the function, the joy of riding in a beautiful landscape and the community and friendship that motorcycle creates – looks set to turn “The Greasy Hands Preachers” into one of the highest-profile bows at San Sebastián.
Using the tag-line “Four wheels move the body, two wheels move the soul,” and Beauvais and De Kersauson’s debut feature after commercials and docu shorts, “Greasy Hands Preachers” was shot in 16mm in California, Utah, Indonesia, Spain, Scotland and France.
Film features motorbike enthusiasts – El Solitario, Shinya Kimura, Blitz, Deus ex Machina and Roland Sands – who have turned their back on the pressure to enter the white-collar sector –or stay in that world, whether commodity trading or Internet marketing – and have rebelled against the devaluation of manual work since the 60s’.
Bloom will roll up to the San Sebastian’s Kursaal escorted by the stars of the film on their bikes.
As the interviewees claim in “Greasy Hands Preachers,” their mechanical labor, here on bikes, has helped forge friendships, allowed some to earn a new living, and enjoy a better way of life.
De Kersauson also produces.

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This sounds great for Orlando, we all know how much he enjoys his motorbikes so I am not surprised that Orlando would want to be an Executive Producer for this project. I also hope it is successful for him. :)

Thank you very much Rene for the heads up. :hug:

Kim

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Thanks for the information, Rene. Good for Orlando. The subject doesn't do a thing for me, but that's just me.

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This sounds like a fun project for Orlando. And the photo ops at the festival when he rides up should be cool! Looking forward to those goodies this weekend.

Thanks, Rene.

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I do hope this project is a success. We all know that motorcycles are a passion for him, and it's a new step in his career. Good luck, and bring on the photos. :clap:

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Yes, indeed. Even though I'm not a motorcycle fan, any and all photos will be greatly appreciated.

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Oh yeah, I am definitely looking forward to the photos. I bet he will look gorgeous! :hott:

Kim

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Orlando attended 'The Greasy Hands Preachers' premiere at the Kursaal Palace during the 62nd San Sebastian International Film Festival on September 26, 2014 in San Sebastian, Spain. Here are a few pics - there are more in the Gallerie.

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- Festival de San Sebastian, Zimbio

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Thanks for the vids and the pictures, Rene. Orlando looks wonderful. You can tell he's having a terrific time.

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Oh wow! I love these pictures! Orlando looks like he is having a blast and I love his hair like that! :hott:

Thank you so much Rene for posting the pictures and the videos. :hug:

Kim

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My goodness, he's having a blast, isn't he? The pictures made me think of another premiere.
Haven at the Toronto Film Festival in 2004. Also, another beautiful leather jacket.

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It does this old heart good to see him enjoy himself.

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Looks like Orlando had a wonderful evening, flashing his megawatt smile. I am a bit disturbed by the smoking ET, though.

Thank you for the photos and video, Rene!

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Thanks for sharing the great pictures Rene. Orlando looks gorgeous as usual and I love his long hair and bright smile. :faint: I'm glad he is able to be a part of something he really cares about, motorcycles.

I agree with CaliMom that it is disturbing and rather odd seeing ET with the cigarette. :blink: Not really a good message to be sending to the kids, although I don't think he is as popular with today's kids as he was in the 80s.

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Lovely photos! I would love to know what the dangly bits are on his chain. If anybody knows? This is a great project for him and it looks like he really had a great time with it! Thanks Rene

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TheMovieNetwork

Orlando Bloom's THE GREASY HANDS PREACHERS Makes Worldwide Debut on Vimeo

NEW YORK, March 30, 2015 – After a successful world premiere at the 2014 San Sebastian International Film Festival, “The Greasy Hands Preachers” makes its worldwide debut today exclusively on Vimeo On Demand. The documentary explores a modern day return to manual work through the passion of motorcycle enthusiasts around the world, shot entirely on Super16mm.

Directed, written, and produced by Clement Beauvais and Arthur de Kersauson of Paris-based Mercenary Pictures, the film is executive produced by Orlando Bloom, Nicolas Manuel and Thomas Vignali. Cinematography is by Jacques Ballard, Ryan Carmody, Stephane Vallee and Valentin Vignet. Editor is Clement Beauvais and Composition is by Los Bevardos and Clement Beauvais.

"This doc is about people and their passion for machines, getting their hands greasy, giving up convention and following their dreams," said Bloom.

Shot across California, Utah, Indonesia, Spain, Scotland and France, the filmmakers capture mechanics and custom shop founders as they try to understand the difference between manual and intellectual work. It explores the unique satisfaction that results from doing something tangible, the sense of time, the relation between the form and the function, the joy of riding in a beautiful landscape and the community and friendship that motorcycle creates.

The film was partly crowdfunded by Kickstarter and supported by sponsorships from Belstaff, BMW Motorrad and Motul.

The film is available worldwide exclusively on Vimeo On Demand starting today.

(Click on The Movie Network link above for the Vimeo on Demand link.)

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Appreciate the pictures and the commentary. Thanks, Rene. I'm not a motorcycle enthusiast but can get behind the idea of working on a project you love, creating something with your hands that is beautiful and functional and takes you out of your routine. There's great satisfaction for me in getting my hands dirty when the end result is something I can be proud of. And doing it with like-minded folks is the icing on the cake.

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I'm glad that Orlando was able to be involved in this project about something he truly loves. I hope it gets lots of views.

Thanks, Rene.

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I am happy for Orlando being able to do a film on something that he is very passionate about and to find others that feel the same way about motorcycles as he does. I hope this film is very successful for him.

I also love the pictures. :)

Thank you very much Rene for posting the pictures and the information. :hug:

Kim

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Adding that I hope the film is all kinds of successful for its dedicated and passionate filmmakers.

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