WAYNE, the incredible feature documentary about former Grand Prix motorcycle road racer, ‘The Wollongong Whiz’ Wayne  Gardner, will release in cinemas nationally on 6th September 2018. The film will premiere at the Melbourne International Film Festival this August, followed by special event screenings in Sydney and Wollongong, with Wayne in attendance. 

Directed by Jeremy Sims (Last Cab To Darwin) and produced by Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown (McLaren), WAYNE is an inspiring and wild cinematic ride through the life of a true Aussie legend. With girlfriend Donna Forbes never far from his side, Wayne’s remarkable journey takes him from a 5-dollar dirt bike in Wollongong to the pinnacle of his sport, finding success on racing circuits around the world. In 1987 Wayne becomes the first Australian to win the World Motorcycle Grand Prix, and with it, the hearts of all Australians. 

The trailer is now available to view online here. The key art for the film is available on the Transmission Films website here. This thrilling documentary also features interviews with icons from the sport’s ‘golden age’ including Eddie Lawson, Wayne Rainey, Mick Doohan and Kevin Schwantz. 

WAYNE will premiere on Friday 3rd August at Melbourne International Film Festival (MIFF) with Wayne Gardner, Donna Kahlbetzer (née Forbes), director Jeremy Sims and producers Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown in attendance, followed by a Q&A screening hosted at the Comedy Theatre on Sunday 5th August. Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, Cremorne will host a Sydney Premiere on Monday 6th August with Wayne Gardner in attendance, before a hometown screening in Wollongong on Tuesday 7th August.

“Wayne Gardner’s wild ride to the top of motorcycling's premier class is an adventure for the big screen. Matthew Metcalfe and Fraser Brown knew this captivating story would excite audiences, and director Jeremy Sims has perfectly captured the incredible experiences of Wayne and Donna, taking viewers behind the scenes on this adrenalin fuelled journey,” said Transmission Films Joint Managing Directors Andrew Mackie and Richard Payten.

WAYNE will release in cinemas nationally on 6th September 2018.

WAYNE Special Event Screenings
Melbourne (MIFF)

World Premiere: Friday 3rd August 2018 at 6.30pm
Hoyts Melbourne Central, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Swanston St & Latrobe Street, Melbourne, VIC
Tickets on sale here.
Q&A Screening: Sunday 5th August 2018 at 1.15pm
Comedy Theatre, 240 Exhibition St, Melbourne VIC
Tickets on sale here.


Q&A Screening: Monday 6th August 2018 at 7.15pm
Hayden Orpheum Picture Palace, 380 Military Rd, Cremorne
Tickets on sale here.


Q&A Screening: Tuesday 7th August 2018 at 6.30pm
Event Cinemas Wollongong, 68 Burelli St, Wollongong
Tickets on sale here.