Ayrton Senna at Interlagos

The Making of Senna part 1: Life and Death

Interview 24 May 2011 by Keith Collantine I met Manish Pandey, writer and executive producer of Senna, at Working Title Films in January, shortly after watching the film for the first time. Manish was extremely generous...

The Making of Senna part 2: Meeting the Sennas

Interview 27 May 2011 by Keith Collantine Senna was not the first film about the life of Ayrton Senna to be approved by his family. The year after his death, Senna’s relatives approved plans for a...

The Making of Senna part 3: Inside the F1 archive

Interview 31 May 2011 by Keith Collantine The international version of Senna weighs in at one hour and 45 minutes long. Much of that is material from the F1 archives. But in order to get access to...

The Making of Senna part 4: ‘ You’ve never heard sound like this ‘

Interview 1 June 2011 by Keith Collantine Watching F1 in the cinema will be an unusual experience for fans who go to see the Senna film. The makers of Senna have gone to considerable lengths...

The Making of Senna part 5: The lost scenes

Interview 2 June 2011 by Keith Collantine One of the biggest challenges in creating the Senna film, according to its producers, was deciding what footage to use and what to cut. This was a theme Senna...

The Making of Senna part 6: The perfect bad guy

Interview 3 June 2011 by Keith Collantine Alain Prost says he hasn’t watched the Senna film. He told the BBC he is “suspicious” of it. But while Prost’s identity as Senna’s ultimate rival is not in...

The Making of Senna part 7: Imola 1994

The infamous events of the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix means the majority of people who watch Senna will do so knowing how it ends. So how were the film’s producers to handle the unavoidably...

The Making of Senna part 8: The Death of Ayrton Senna

When it came to composing the scenes of Ayrton Senna’s death, the filmmakers had a clear idea what they were trying to do – and what they were keen to avoid. The film’s writer Manish...

The Making of Senna part 9: The response in Brazil

Interview 7 June 2011 by Keith Collantine One scene in Senna which is received with laughter by most audiences gets a very different reaction when shown in Brazil. Why does one scene get two contrasting reactions?...

Ayrton Senna Institute and BB Foundation announce partnership

The Ayrton Senna Institute and the Banco do Brasil Foundation have announced a partnership focused on the full literacy of thousands of Brazilian children....
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