First Full Trailer for 'Tread' Documentary About Colorado's 'Killdozer'
"Enough is enough! I'm not going to take it anymore." Gravitas has unveiled an official trailer for an indie documentary titled Tread, telling the story of the infamous "Killdozer" incident that took place in Granby, Colorado in 2004. Pushed to his breaking point, a master welder in a small town at the foot of the Rocky Mountains quietly fortifies a bulldozer with 30 tons of concrete and steel and heads out to destroy those he believes have wronged him. Though it was armed with three high-powered firearms, no one but the driver was killed - after the police confronted him. His name was Marvin Heemeyer. Tread explores the polarizing perspectives on this man, his motives, and what drove him to the breaking point. This premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and will be out to watch at the end of February. I have to admit this certainly intrigues me, another "true crime story" with much more going on than what's seen on the surface. Take a look below.
Here's the first official trailer (+ poster) for Paul Solet's documentary Tread, in high def from Apple:
On June 4th, 2004, a sixty-three-ton bulldozer, fortified with steel and concrete, systematically destroyed numerous businesses and homes in the small mountain town of Granby, Colorado. The rampage lasted over two hours and resulted in more than eight million dollars in damage. State and local police were incapable of even slowing the machine. Though it was armed with three high-powered firearms, no one but the driver was killed. His name was Marvin Heemeyer. Tread explores the polarizing perspectives on this man, his motives, and what drove him to the breaking point. Tread is directed by American filmmaker Paul Solet, director of the feature films Grace, Dark Summer, and Bullet Head previously, making his first documentary. This first premiered at the SXSW Film Festival last year. Gravitas will release Solet's Tread in select US theaters + on VOD starting February 28th, 2020 coming up. Who's interested in watching this?
I remember reading about this when I learned Zvyagintsev was inspired by this incident before making his 2014 film Leviathan. Interesting story.
Efterklang on Jan 18, 2020
I remember seeing this crazy shit on the news. I'd like to see this.
grimjob on Jan 18, 2020
It's 2020 and this industry is still doing Docs and movies about murderes, killers, bombists and psicopaths like it's something we should all see and enjoy. Stop giving them attention and screen time, it would be the best human thing to do.
gonsa on Jan 20, 2020
You may not be aware that Heemeyer (the killdozer's creator and suicidal operator) has been lionized as a hero by all manner of anti-government types, who simply believe Heemeyer's claim that he had been unjustly trodden upon by the city council. Since this documentary is largely influenced by Patrick Brower -- publisher of the Granby newspaper and author of a book on Heemeyer and his violent tantrum -- it will hopefully deflate some of the the anti-government types' admiration for him. IOW, this story NEEDS to be told from the other side -- the side of the victims.
Frank_in_Spokane on Jan 20, 2020
What victims? The none who got hurt? He deliberately destroyed buildings belonging to those who had wronged him. I think it would be beneficial to all wishing to discuss this to access the documentation from city council meetings regarding the matters concerning this man and his business. I am a business owner and I have a friend who is also a business owner who knew Heemeyer personally in Boulder before he moved himself and his business to Granby. He said Heemeyer was a wonderful man, decent, fair and honest. As a business owner I have also been in fights with small town city councils. I have also been treated unjustly and discriminated against. I don't know what lengths Heemeyer had or had not gone to in attempts to appeal or reverse the city's unfair treatment of him in this situation. I think the city is corrupt and the concrete company guy wanted Heemeyer's land to expand his own operation and had the "pull" in the city council to force him out. I only wish he would have just stopped and said via cell phone or other means: "Okay I'm done, lift this thing off of me and take me to jail." Then he would have made his point and could have lived out the rest of his life on the government's dime and been a sort of folk hero in prison and wrote a book.
Bo Woody on Feb 14, 2020
"What victims? The none who got hurt?" Are you really saying that, if someone destroys your property without hurting you, you're not a victim? "those who had wronged him." Those he alleged had wronged him, that is. "it would be beneficial to all wishing to discuss this to access the documentation from city council meetings" Have you actually done this? Or are you just going off Heemeyer's audio recordings? Or worse, the peripheral YouTube legends that have sprouted up about him? (Like the one that his girlfriend/fiancee left him over all this ... when he HAD no girlfriend or fiancee.) I recommend you check out this very brief piece that debunks the claims and legends that cropped up in one bogus Youtube video: https://killdozerbook.com/2018/09/bogus-killdozer-youtube-full-of-false-facts/
Frank_in_Spokane on Feb 15, 2020
The murder victim here, is the English language.
Daniel Crane on Jan 22, 2020
They are running out of the crazies.
DAVIDPD on Jan 20, 2020
Madness and loneliness combined ...
shiboleth on Jan 20, 2020
This man was a hero. He killed nobody besides himself. I assume everyone here who is going out of their way to demonize him have no idea what it's like to really struggle and lose everything. When a corrupt and tyrannical government takes everything you've worked so hard for out of spite- yeah, then you'd understand. But until then, go back to your ivory tower and stfu
Steve on Jan 22, 2020
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