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Renegades Pilot: Kitty O'Neil

Premiere: 7/26/2021 | 00:08:55 |

In this new digital series, musician and disability inclusion advocate Lachi explores the cultural contributions of people with disabilities and how they transformed America. This pilot episode investigates the amazing life and accomplishments of deaf stunt legend and speed racer Kitty O'Neil.

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About the Episode

In this new digital series, Musician and disability inclusion advocate Lachi explores the cultural contributions of people with disabilities and how they transformed America.

Kitty O’Neil (1946-2018) was a racecar driver, stunt legend, and daredevil. Known as “the fastest woman in the world,” O’Neil broke the land speed record in 1976, clocking an average of over 512 mph in a three-wheeled rocket car across Oregon’s Alvord Desert. The first woman to join with Stunts Unlimited, the leading stunt agency in Hollywood, O’Neil was also a stunt double for the iconic stars of both The Bionic Woman (Lindsay Wagner) and Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter). And she did it all while being deaf.

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CREATOR, DIRECTOR & WRITER
Day Al-Mohamed

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
Charlotte Mangin

HOST & NARRATOR
Lachi

PRODUCER & RESEARCHER
Amanda Upson

EDITOR & MOTION GFX
Qinling Li

DIRECTORS OF PHOTOGRAPHY
Chase Chambers
Joua Lee Grande

INTERPRETER
Jordann Hoelzel

MUSIC SUPERVISOR
Mariana Surillo

SOCIAL MEDIA COORDINATOR & PRODUCTION INTERN
Alexi White

AUDIO POST PRODUCTION
Trailblazer Studios

SPECIAL THANKS
Doug Ford
Arthur Gwynne
David “DJ” Kurs
Ky Michaelson
Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel
Convo Communications, LLC and the sign language interpreters at Convo

ACCESS PRODUCED BY
D-PAN, Deaf Professional Arts Network
Producer: Sean Forbes
Access Coordinator: Jillian Sweet
Captions: Halee Herron & Brianna Keogh
Voiceover for Dr. Rezenet Moges-Riedel: Paola Morales del Castillo
American Sign Language interpretation: Ruthie Jordan

LEGAL SERVICES
Innes Smolansky

INSURANCE
Front Row Insurance

ARCHIVE
A&E Television Networks
Associated Press
Chicago Tribune
Getty Images
Incredible Features / mediadrumi
Kitty O’Neil Estate
Ky Michaelson
Lachi Music LLC
Los Angeles Times Photographic Archive, Library Special Collections, Charles E. Young Research Library, UCLA
Mattel
Midco Sports
NBC
Pacific Daily News
Rocketman Enterprises
The Modesto Bee
The RACER YouTube Channel
Universal Studios
Warner Bros. Entertainment

MUSIC

“CAROUSEL LIGHTS”
Written by Chelsea McGough & Matthew Wigton
Licensed by Soundstripe Inc.

“RETRO CLASSICS 188B”
Asche & Spencer

“ROCK 3 327”
Asche & Spencer

“TWO BLOWN SPEAKERS”
Written and Performed by Sean Forbes

For AMERICAN MASTERS:

Executive Producer: Michael Kantor
Series Producer: Julie Sacks
Digital Lead: Joe Skinner, David Polk
Multimedia Producer: Cristiana Lombardo
Digital Associate Producer: Aisha Amin
Senior Production Coordinator: Hailey Rozenberg

This program was produced by Inspiration Films, LLC which is solely responsible for its content.

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