Los Angeles, CA (January 24, 2007) — Freestyle Motocross icon Brian Deegan’s documentary film DISPOSABLE HERO took home the Jury Award for Best Biography at the X Dance Film Festival on Tuesday, January 23 rd .
Deegan was about to present the award for “Best Core Film when he heard his name announced as winner for “Best Biography. When asked about the win Deegan said, ” I took a chance with it by showing people the other side of the freestyle motocross world; the stuff people usually don’t get to see and it paid off. This was about the movie winning, not so much about me. Director Dave Dawes really made it work and it paid off. ”
Deegan was also up for Athlete of the Year but lost out to Travis Pastrana. In Pastrana’s absence, Deegan accepted the award on his behalf stating, “Travis really deserves this, bottom line I crashed and he didn’t.
The speak-your-mind attitude that is Deegan, is at it’s finest in DISPOSABLE HERO, where the FMX demi-God gives his audience an incredibly candid glimpse into the sometimes political business side of Freestyle Motocross as well as unprecedented access to some of his gnarliest crashes and subsequent recoveries and comebacks ever captured on film.
In other Deegan news, the Metal Mulisha General will be doing a jump demo along with other Mulisha superstars for NASCAR’s Auto Club 500 at the California Speedway in Fontana , February 23-25, 2007. Deegan will be traveling to Australia to participate in the St. Kilda Fest in Melbourne , February 9-11, 2007.