No, this isn’t a reference to the Disney® Pixar film “A Bugs Life.” This is a new documentary directed by Montana resident, Damon Ristau. Damon has created this beautiful documentary about the Volkswagen Beetle and its beloved history. A love of a vehicle that has been passed from generation to generation. With a questionable historical start and a stamp on people’s hearts and an impact on world-wide pop-culture. Mr. Ristau travels the world to enjoy the passion that is the VW Bug.
This project started on Kickstarter in June of 2014 and met it’s goal of $44k to start it’s filming in July of 2014! The description from the Kickstarter project page, “This is the the greatest automotive story ever told. From race car to art car and grocery getter to road warrior, the VW Beetle has served humanity in ways only limited by the owner’s creativity and needs. The Beetle has enabled progress and captured the hearts and minds of the human race over the better part of the last century. A machine rooted in practicality that has brought love and stability where there was none. A car that fulfilled dreams and gave mobility to the masses. It’s become an icon, bringing smiles to faces around the globe. “The Bug” is the “prequel” to our last film, “The Bus” (www.busmovie.com), which was also funded on Kickstarter. “The Bus” has screened in dozens of countries around the world in film festivals, theaters and backyard barbecues in front of smiling audiences of all ages. We know that if you liked “The Bus,” you will love “The Bug.”With this new film, we aim to continue the fun-loving spirit that these vehicles inspire and let the love and good road roll on.”
The Trailer for “The Bug Movie” was released on March 25th, 2015. We hope this film gets spread around the world and the appreciation for the VW Beetle continues throughout history. We also hope that Ewan McGregor is able to find his first Beetle!
To Check out the official Trailer, Visit The Bug Movie Vimeo