Rocket tells a bittersweet fairy tale set in the world of 1950's dirt track racing. With a legacy traditionally passed down from father to son, Annie Pankratz strives to build a destiny all her own.
To me, racing has always been about the senses. The roar of the engines, the smell of the gasoline, the taste of the dirt in the air, and the spectacle of danger. My perspective of racing has always been as a spectator, never as someone behind the wheel. Not many young girls have had the opportunity to race. This was my opportunity to explore the complex emotions of not only a driver, but of a woman racer in the 1950s. It is my hope to share this cinematic experience with others and encourage this new generation of women to go further than experiencing what they love as a spectator. -Brenna Malloy, Director