This is the untold story of the unique and extraordinary creativity of Frank Stephenson, one of the most important and influential car designers working today. Frank’s designs range from high-concept hypercars such as the $1.1 million McLaren P1 and Maserati MC12 to reimagined ‘everyday’ design icons like the new Mini and Fiat 500.This film is a singular and charming portrait of Frank, a man whose life is inseparable from his work. From his first ever design through to his current re-invention of the London taxi cab and his work on bespoke military watches, Chasing Perfect focuses on the mechanics of Frank’s mind and the development of his creative process, from his constant and unexpected sources of inspiration in nature through to his final ground-breaking designs, including his most ambitious project to date: Lithium’s electric VTOL flying taxi.Frank’s creative processes stems from Casablanca, Morocco in the ’60s, then Istanbul and Spain, where his father opened a car dealership and Frank’s love for cars and design was born. The exploration of Frank’s innovative design is told through his infectious personality - his industry-leading talent, his love of his pet dog, his unrelenting enthusiasm, passion, humour and his obsession with good design. This is the story of a designer whose infectious enthusiasm and extreme dedication has led him to succeed beyond the automotive world, a person whose imagination and almost childlike awe of the world has reshaped the industry.
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