Solberg stars on the big screen
Oliver Solberg has completed a three-country tour promoting the Born2Drive film focused on life in one of Scandinavia’s most famous sporting families. And the start of his own career behind the wheel.
Footage for the documentary-style movie has been captured by a film crew following Oliver for the last 2 years. This, along with archive footage, material from races and rallies and previously unseen family pictures, has been brilliantly blended by renowned filmmaker Fenomen.
The result is Born2Drive, an emotional, dramatic and superbly entertaining film.
The Born2Drive premiere took place in Oslo on February 3, with further screenings in Torsby (February 11) and finally at the Berlinale – Berlin’s world-famous film festival on February 12.
Seventeen-year-old Oliver said: “The interest in Born2Drive has been simply incredible. When Fenomen first approached me to talk about making this film, I had no idea the result would be like this. When I came to the premiere in Oslo, it was unreal. I stepped from the car onto this red carpet; it was just like the TV, except it was a little bit colder than Cannes!
“Watching yourself on the big screen was a little bit strange, but it was cool to see the racing and interesting to watch myself competing again. I spotted a couple of mistakes, so I can work on these!”
Along with his father Petter and mother Pernilla, Oliver worked with other motorsport megastars in the film, including nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb and man who knows a bit about making films himself, American gymkhana legend Ken Block.
“Watching Born2Drive as the whole film is amazing for me,” said Oliver. “When I’m competing or when I’m in school or working on the car or something, it feels completely natural for me. The guys at Fenomen have done an incredible job to bring so much of all of that together, they have told our story so well. They’ve explained why I was born to drive.”