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Living the TD Banknorth 250 Takes Home Award

June 15, 2007

Persistence Media's reality-style documentary Living the TD Banknorth 250 was selected by a jury of media peers as one of the best productions of 2007, according to the Maine Film Office which today announced Official Selections of the 2007 Maine Documentary Film Competition and the Maine Short Film Competition.

In thirty minutes, Living the TD Banknorth 250 provides viewers an inside look at the largest spectator event in Maine and one of the most legendary short track races in the country. Five camera crews arrived at 4:00 AM to begin documenting the drama and excitement of this historic event. At one scary moment Persistence Media camera crews scrambled to safety as a car flew off the track during practice and exploding in flames. The 2005 edition of the race brought an all-star field with NASCAR drivers Matt Kenseth and Kurt Busch returning to their short track roots to test their skills against the best pro stock drivers in the region.

Living the TD Banknorth 250 is part of the Inside Line TV series, a half-hour reality-style program focused on the lives, motivations, families and personalities of regional racing legends as well as its rising stars. According to Inside Line Executive Producer Gene Landry, "With substantial TV attention focused on NASCAR's premier tours, Inside Line captures the action, excitement and intensity of regional motor sports competition. Inside Line fills a void in motor sports TV programming by covering drivers and events overlooked by the national media but attracting a significant fan base."

Persistence Media is a multimedia company based in Portland, Maine with expertise in the development and distribution of television programming designed to extend sponsor brands while entertaining audiences across all digital platforms. Projects include: Relentless Quest, World's Fastest Lobsterboat, a production about Maine's thrilling and picturesque lobsterboat racing series; and the LL Bean Guide to the Outdoors, a half-hour hunting/fishing program involving complex travel and production staffing and resulting in stunning television.