The Long Shot is filmmaker Karen Turner’s debut documentary. It’s about Paralympian athlete and mountain biker James Bevis. We caught up with Karen before the film’s Exeter Phoenix premiere and found out about amazing stories, the art of interviewing and the limitless possibilities of writing and filmmaking.
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It’s about the power of film and the responsibility of filmmakers. Something that The Silent writer and director Karen Turner says during our interview is echoed not long after by Ridley Scott in his life-long BAFTA achievement award acceptance speech.
When medal winning Paralympian shooter, James Bevis, was told he would never ride a bike again he did what most people wouldn’t contemplate. He strapped himself to a mountain bike and rode across Dartmoor. The Long Shot is his story.