Ballpark Film Distributors has acquired all UK rights to Nick Mead’s The Last American Outlaw.
The film follows George Christie, the longest-serving Hells Angel president, as he rides across America seeing if it measures up to be the ‘land of the free’ that he imagines.
“We’d got as far as Arizona when George was arrested by the FBI and subsequently held under house arrest for 18 months,” said director Mead. “The cameras kept rolling, even when the DA’s office offered to drop all charges against him if he turned informer against the Hells Angels.”
The film is set to be releaed theatrically in the UK and Ireland in summer 2104, to coincide with Christie’s release from jail.
Ballpark’s Mark Thomas said: “The Last American Outlaw set out to discuss what freedom truly meant for people choosing to live their life on the margins of society. What we ended up with was a fight for the freedom of George Christie. Ballpark are delighted to be able to release it in the UK and Ireland.”
Ballpark has also acquired rights to another Mead documentary, The Colony, about the legendary Soho private members club. That film includes footage of Damien Hirst, Lisa Stansfield, and Joe Strummer with previously unseen footage of Francis Bacon.