The Peloton Project is a documentary film that will follow the lives of nearly 40 cyclists as they prepare to take on this year’s Cancervive Peloton Project. Team members must train for a year while raising support for cancer care in their community. On October 3rd, the Peloton team will embark on a 2,500-mile journey from Calgary, Alberta, Canada, to Lewiston, Maine, for the Dempsey Challenge. They will complete the ride in just 10 days, cycling relay-style day and night. This means that each of the six teams must complete 100 miles in their 6-hour leg of the relay in order to stay on schedule. Woven throughout the team’s journey across North America will be stories of cancer survivors, caregivers, and a person who has just been diagnosed.
The Peloton Project will look closely at the people behind the cancer diagnoses to see what life is like for them before and after cancer and how they find strength to face the challenge ahead.
The Production Team
Patrick Dempsey – Executive Producer
Patrick Dempsey currently stars on the hit ABC series Grey’s Anatomy. His portrayal of Dr. Derek Shepherd has earned him a 2007 Screen Actors Guild Award, and the 2007 People’s Choice Award. Patrick was nominated for the 2007 & 2006 Golden Globe for Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama and a 2006 Screen Actors Guild nomination for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Drama Series. He most recently starred in TRANSFORMERS: Dark of The Moon as well as Flypaper which screened at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival and was released domestically by IFC films. He is attached to star and produce the Universal feature, The Art of Racing in the Rain based on the New York Times bestseller. Other recent film credits include Maid of Honor, Enchanted and Freedom Writers. Dempsey became well known from such classic ‘80s nostalgia films such as, Can’t Buy Me Love and Loverboy. He also nabbed an Emmy nomination in 2001 for his portrayal of Aaron Brooks, Sela Ward’s psychologically unbalanced brother in the critically acclaimed television program, Once & Again.
Dempsey was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine where he founded The Patrick Dempsey Center for Cancer Hope & Healing, dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals, families, and communities impacted by cancer through support, education, integrative medicine, outreach and prevention.
Director - Ramsey Tripp
Owner of Trade-mark R Productions in Lewiston, ME. Ramsey has worked in the industry for over 18 years working at every level. Ramsey production managed the Primetime Emmy-nominated Desperate Crossing: The Untold Story of The Mayflower, for the History Channel. He was Assistant Director for Nova’s Pocahontas Revealed, which won a Cine Golden Eagle Award. Ramsey also directed two independent documentaries, Underground Reality: Vietnam & Underground Reality: Colombia. These character-driven pieces were filmed on location in Vietnam and Colombia. Ramsey has also produced and directed a number of short documentaries and a film with Co-Director and Director of Photography, Jayson Lobozzo. Their short film, Something Wicked, won Best Directors, Best Script, and Best Actress at the 48-Hour Film Festival. Ramsey’s work also recently won a Broderson Award for The Ronald McDonald House Charities of Maine video he produced and directed with Rinck Advertising. CONTACT RAMSEY NOW!
Producer - Laura Davis
Partner at Rinck Advertising in Auburn, ME. Laura and her husband operate this growing advertising agency while they donate their time and resources to promote the Dempsey Center and the Dempsey Challenge. Laura is a four-time cancer survivor and understands first-hand the cancer journey. She has been a voice for those affected by cancer and has shown how to live with hope and success. Laura won the 2011 Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Survivor award for her involvement in community outreach and for demonstrating a passion for helping others with cancer. Rinck Advertising has won numerous awards for marketing and promotion of local and national brands. Laura can be reached by calling 207-240-9693 or CONTACT LAURA NOW!