One Man's Island

Documentary Feature
2003, Digital Video, Colour, 100 minutes

A character driven, documentary portrait of one man’s obsessive quest to fulfill his boyhood dream; in January 2002, Canadian Mark Gardiner gave up his job, home and life savings for a chance to race the Isle of Man TT, the world’s most dangerous motorcycle race. One Man’s Island examines the motivation, passion and risk associated with the quest. It chronicles first-hand the events of the journey, explores the question of why anyone would go racing and captures the experience of realising a dream.

Written & Directed by Peter Riddihough
Director of Photography: Peter Riddihough
Editor: Peter Riddihough
Music Composers (Broadcast Version): John Arnott & Benjamin Perosin
Music Production (Broadcast Version): Mouthpiece Music
Produced by Peter Riddihough & Hoffworks Productions

Distributed by Chassy Media Inc, USA


"a wonderful documentary & an extraordinery achievement..." Cycle Canada Magazine
"required viewing for those who dare to dream..." RideOn Magazine
"Zen & The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance for motorcycle racers..." Calgary Herald
"a quiet yet effective film..." Friction Zone Magazine
"a winner!" The Isle of Man Examiner
"will assuredly entertain & speak to all motorcyclists..." Motorcyclist Magazine

Festival Screenings / Official Selection

Montreal World Film Festival, 2004
Calgary International Film Festival, 2004


CBC / CBC Country Canada
ITV UK / Men & Motors / Granada Sky UK