Take a look at the human being behind the legend. What separates the merely skilled from the true champion? And the true champion from the living legend? Find the answers in this intimate portrait of an athlete who fought his way from poverty to the top of the world.

From superstar to living legend

THE DIRECTORS

PETER SVATEK

Peter Svatek is an international award-winning Canadian writer and director of both documentary and fictional film. Among his recent work, the emotionally charged film Christmas Choir won Los Angeles’ prestigious $100,000 Epiphany Prize in 2009 for the most inspiring film of the year. His feature film version of Call of the Wild starring Rutger Hauer has played theaters round the world.

Kristian Manchester

Kris Manchester is Executive Creative Director and Partner of Sid Lee. He has won over thirty major international advertising awards. He is the lead creative force behind Adidas’ worldwide advertising campaigns, and has helped launch Red Bull in Canada. He is also the creative mind behind many of Cirque du Soleil’s award-winning campaigns.

SHANGHAI FILM FESTIVAL

TAKEDOWN: THE DNA OF GSP will be featured at the 17th edition of the Shanghai Film Festival (June 14 to 22) in the MIDA DOCU section.

CANADIAN DVD/BLU-RAY AND DIGITAL COPY

Get TAKEDOWN: THE DNA OF GSP on DVD, Blu-Ray or digital copy in Canada as of April 1st. Check out iTunes Canada or your preferred DVD/Blu-Ray outlet.

HBO CANADA

Catch TAKEDOWN: THE DNA OF GSP on: HBO Canada as well as on The Movie Network and Movie Central .

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