November 7, 2013
New CAM-produced film at CU Denver focuses on the passion of women motorcyclists

Michelle Carpenter, an assistant professor in Digital Design in the College of Arts & Media, has produced a new film that goes full throttle into the world of women motorcycle riders.

“Driven to Ride” will be broadcast at 9:30 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 24, on Colorado Public Television Channel 12.

The documentary explores the spirit of six women who push the boundaries of two-wheeled freedom. Carpenter’s camera exposes how the road stirs in their blood, a passion they follow down a thousand interstates, blacktops and dusty country roads.

Carpenter has submitted “Driven to Ride” to more than 30 film festivals. She is hopeful to screen it at the 2014 Sturgis Motorcycle Rally in Sturgis, S.D. So far “Driven to Ride” is an official selection in the East Lansing (Mich.) Film Festival and Indie Fest USA in Garden Grove, Calif.

Carpenter’s last film, “Above the Ashes,” won two Heartland Chapter Emmy Awards in 2012. The documentary was about the stories behind the catastrophic Fourmile fire outside Boulder in 2010.

For more on “Driven to Ride” go to the website here.

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