A new documentary on the intense rivalry between Ford and Holden is set to hit cinemas in April 2022. Pic: / Graeme Neander

A NEW documentary delving into the fierce rivalry between Ford and Holden is set to hit cinemas later this year.

Currently under the working title Ford vs. Holden, the documentary is being produced by WildBear Entertainment, the same company that was responsible for Brock: Over The Top.

The project is currently in production for studio giant Universal Pictures Content Group with funding from Screen Queensland.

With narration from Shane Jacobson, the documentary will showcase the two automotive manufacturers’ rivalry in showrooms and on the racetrack.

“The talented documentary producers from WildBear Entertainment have been hard at work in their Woolloongabba studio, blending fresh interviews with archive footage to bring the story of Ford vs. Holden to cinemas in mid-April 2022,” Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said.

Dick Johnson is one of the high-profile identities that has been interviewed for the new documentary. Pic: WildBear Entertainment

“The rivalry between the Ford and Holden brands is one familiar to Australians across all walks of life, so it is exciting to see Queensland play a key role in documenting it for a global audience.

“My government has thrown its support behind the screen sector and the production of this documentary through Screen Queensland’s Screen Finance Program and I look forward to tracking the continued economic and cultural success – nationally and internationally.”

The documentary feature will be produced out of WildBear Entertainment’s Brisbane office under Principal and Producer, Veronica Fury.

“WildBear is so excited to continue working with Screen Queensland and Universal Pictures Content Group to tell the story of the rivalry between these two powerhouse brands and the impact they have had on Australian culture,” Ms Fury said. 

“Documentaries are an amazing way to reflect and deliver thought-provoking and captivating viewing experiences for audiences, and I am excited to bring this particular part out of history to the big screen.”

Will Dale is V8 Sleuth's Head of Content - Digital. He began his media career as a breakfast radio newsreader before joining SPEED TV Australia and FOX SPORTS Australia in 2012 as its Digital Editorial Lead - Motorsport, covering all forms of motorsport both in Australia and internationally. He became part of the V8 Sleuth team in 2018.