Yannakis Jones

Paralympian David Weir, stars in ‘Man & Machine’ the 1st of four films produced for BMW ahead of the London2012 Olympics. Directed by Yannakis Jones, the documentary short follows 2008 double-gold champion, highlighting the unique relationship he has with his sports equipment.
The documentary was shot at De Velt BMW (Munich), Kings Meadow Athletics, St. Mary’s College and at Richmond Park in the closing months of 2011. Production had to be closely aligned with David’s training schedule - all other considerations were secondary. Weir, went on to a stunning quadruple gold victory to add to his already impressive haul.
Jones commissioned directors Asif Kapadia, of Oscar nominated ‘Senna’ fame, Richard De Aragues and Steve Riley to complete the mini-doc series: Power, Speed & Endurance with Steve Cram. Form & Function with Louis Smith, and Beneath the Surface with Rebecca Adlington.