Rally driving is so reliably mesmerizing that we never lack for viewers when we post rallying footage, especially when raw engine noises accompany the raw talent. Yet we rarely come across videos that take a deeper look at who races, the private lives of privateers and the urge to 'run what you brung' through quiet forests with few spectators and less money. Motorsports filmmaker Matt Johnston wants to change that.

Johnston has started a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Easier Said than Done, a full-length feature on what might be the dirtiest side of rallying – finding the money and staying in the game. He isn't trying to fund the whole project itself, he says it's going to happen anyway. What he wants is more capital to hire equipment and crew.

Follow the jump for the trailer and check out his Kickstarter page for a breakdown of the project.


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      AcidTonic
      • 2 Years Ago
      If it covers how only Mitsubishi and Subaru sell rally-inspired AWD cars in the US while most other companies race awd one-offs with only FWD production versions, I'll donate. Anything that sheds light on this as well as anything that directs viewers to dealerships that offer a similar car if they suddenly want one of these AWD monsters. I hope it breeds an envy to own one and an understanding that these aren't dumb econo-cars to the general public. Even today when private teams transport all out race machines with big wings, sponsor graphics, and 500+ horsepower in the US, people mock them on the highway during fuel stops because they have 4 doors. It's amazing how uneducated the public is in this country. To the point that in one home-brew rally video following a group traveling down to the Baja races, the guy was getting mocked for having an STI on the trailer with the Baja truck. That was his modded 500hp+ car to use while staying down there at Baja and he was getting crap from hicks in a V8 Ram with over 100hp less. It's sad. This is why AWD cars are dying. The public is happy to root for a car they can't buy, over a car sitting right next to it with a Mitsubishi Logo that they can buy in a dealership. It's like rooting for an automaker that doesn't make cars. If Sony (randomly) entered a donut they wouldn't sell publicly in a Donut competition, would you really root for them while watching KrispyKreme go under? You're working yourself out of a choice people! Root for the automakers that still think the public deserves a rally car. There's like 2 serious choices left for us average Joes yet you all root for that stupid Fiesta you can't have while Mitsubishi is hurting and almost killed the Evo. Wake up!
      xspeedy
      • 2 Years Ago
      Anything to educate 'mericans that never heard of Rally or can't appreciate real racing on public roads with a total lack of safety barriers, runoff areas, or gravel traps. I will never understand how so many will watch and be entertained by NASCAR but can't find themselves interested in this to the slightest. If anything, Rally is closer to the roots of moonshine running than Stock Car. Wish I was old enough to attend the Group B events way back. That was something unworldly. The men of men in the world of Motorsport.
      budwsr25
      • 2 Years Ago
      I will work on the crew for free. Just give me a place to sleep,shower and food to eat and im good to go.
      Brandon Allen
      • 2 Years Ago
      Xspeedy said it best. Rally is more rooted in Moonshine than NASCAR. It blows my mind that Rally isn't the primere American autosport. Moonshine runners were driving dirt and gravel rally stages and only came to ovals on the weekends.
      Alex Butti
      • 2 Years Ago
      I wouldn't mind donate some $$ to Mr. Johnston to make this film happen, but the fact that Ken Block is in there; I wouldn't give a penny to that guy!
        Linda
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        First, Block doesn't get the money. Second, the film is about the world of rally, ALL the drivers, their teams, the racing, the events....just because Block is in it doesn't mean it is about him.
        RetrogradE
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Alex Butti
        I agree. I can't stand Block--I think he's an attention *****. It's one thing to drive a rally car around an abandoned airport, but another to compete in WRC with Loeb or others.
          trx0x
          • 2 Years Ago
          @RetrogradE
          Block did compete in WRC, started in 2010. http://www.wrc.com/drivers-and-teams/drivers/ken-block/?whoid=1
      Linda
      • 2 Years Ago
      The film isn't about Block....it's about the world of rally, and all the drivers and events in America. Just cause he's in the teaser doesn't mean it's about him.
      Craig Daitch
      • 2 Years Ago
      I'm trying guys...stay tuned!
      • 2 Years Ago
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