Utah Filmmaker Debuting Motocross Film Tomorrow

Utah Filmmaker Debuting Motocross Film Tomorrow

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Alex Cabrero Reporting Tomorrow night is a big night for motorcycle fans. It's the release of the movie which shows Travis Pastrana's double back-flip -- the first time it's ever been done on a motorcycle.

Only one man has ever done that trick, and the person who got it on tape is one of Utah's very own, who's made a pretty good living making these types of movies.

You can probably name a football player, basketball player and a baseball player, but when we asked a group of teens to name a motocross racer, we got blank stares. That's something Gregg Godfrey is hoping to change.

Gregg Godfrey, Motocross Director: "It's growing. We've been involved with the sport here my whole life."

Godfrey is director and producer for Godfrey Entertainment, his own company that is one of the top selling companies for freestyle motocross films.

Gregg Godfrey: "It's been an interesting ride for sure."

More interesting for us is that Godfrey is one of us, growing up right here in the Salt Lake Valley, attending Brighton High School, then the University of Utah. He's shot films around the world but Utah is his favorite spot.

Gregg Godfrey: "With Utah within this small range, you've got the canyons, the red rock, the mountains, the clay, the sand dunes. This state is amazing."

Which is why his latest film is debuting in Utah Wednesday night.

Gregg Godfrey: "I'm fortunate. I'm a luck person. I sat there the other day and thought about it. If I had a billion dollars, what would I change about my life? Not much."

You've probably seen those tricks the motorcycle riders perform, but the double back-flip, we're told is unbelievable. And Godfrey is the only one to get it on tape.

You can see his movie at Thanksgiving Point tomorrow night.

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