|Chris Zahner is|
"Chasing the Bullet."
The working title is "Chasing the Bullet," and its young American film maker is traveling through India to experience and document the culture that builds, rides and celebrates the Royal Enfield Bullet.
He calls his film "A people's history of the motorcycle with the most interesting story ever: the Royal Enfield Bullet; frozen in time for six decades."
Aditya Phadke recently interviewed film maker Chris Zahner for his blog, Motonomous&Co. Aditya's lengthy post gives Zahner a chance to explain why he's inspired to make a movie about Royal Enfield.
It comes down to something like this: Zahner is a bike builder himself, with a deep respect for people who go their own way and do-it-themselves. He senses a kinship in India's attachment to Royal Enfield, from CEO Siddhartha Lal to the street-side customizers who break the law to re-make the Bullet by their own lights.
Read "Why Is Chris Zahner 'Chasing the Bullet?'" on Motonomous & Co. for the full story.
To experience Zahner's technique, view "Making of Chasing the Bullet — Part 1" on YouTube. It's terrific.
But to really get on board with Zahner, ride with him through rush hour traffic in Chennai on Bharadwaj's modified Royal Enfield Continental GT.