Forrest Films announces the release of Alex Ranarivelo’s feature film The Ride for digital streaming on Amazon Prime Video. The inspirational true story, which features an all-star cast led by Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, Sasha Alexander and Shane Graham, recounts the life of extreme sports legend John Buultjens. The Ride is now available on the Amazon platform.
Alex Ranarivelo’s The Ride follows John McCord, a gifted young athlete who triumphs over a troubled upbringing. After a violent, racially-charged incident lands him behind bars and in juvenile detention, John (Shane Graham) is placed with an unlikely set of foster parents, Eldridge (Chris “Ludacris” Bridges) and Marianna Buultjens (Sasha Alexander), an interracial couple who want to provide the troubled young man with a second chance at a happy life. Having to overcome the challenges of John’s white supremacist upbringing, Eldridge uses his new foster son’s fascination with BMX to begin forging a relationship with John. Brought together through the triumphs and tribulations of extreme sports, the new family grows in mutual respect and love and together ride toward BMX glory.