August  11, 2014 | South Setauket, NY

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Waterdemons a Different Type of Reality TV series

A reality TV series about the chaotic world of the American Power boat Drivers

A pilot demo video is being produced by Maximum Sports Channels for a reality TV series called WaterDemons that documents the lives of professional drivers that race power boats in excess of a 100 mph for the sheer fun of it. The harsh reality of the present television landscape is that programming is often dominated by sporting events populated with professional athletes or reality TV shows consisting of manufactured eccentric personalities doing the most mundane tasks. Unfortunately, the public often finds that today’s professional sports personae have over indulged egos that are fed in part by their multi-million dollar contracts or even larger product endorsement deals. And with millions in the offing there is a nasty predisposition by professional athletes to cheat; whether it be by PEDs, blood doping or whatever other means possible. So it’s reassuring to discover that there are still professional athletes willing to put it all on the line, including their heart and soul, for the thrill of victory! That is why Maximum Sports Channels wants to introduce you to the chaotic world of power boat racing and the professional drivers that compete weekly with their own sweat, time and money for an opportunity to win.

With powerboat racing the public perception is of a professional racing organization with some exciting races, the occasional horrific crash, jubilant winners and gracious losers. However; the reality is far different and far more interesting! It is a grittier and more colorful spectacle than what we are accustomed to seeing in the homogenized world of professional sports.

Like all sports WaterDemons is comprised of aggressive competitors who on a weekly basis indulge in their own personal grudge matches. Good ol’ boys with anger issues battle it out on the back waters of America. And then there are up and coming young guns, good looking determined young men and women looking for their day in the sun and a chance to take home the trophy. Before and after the races there is of course the requisite partying among the drivers with some of their crazy dedicated fans including some attractive young ladies. WaterDemons follows the circuit capturing the often funny dialog and colorful comments that are the norm among the racers along with their interesting family back stories that include some multi-generational racing families.

WaterDemons follows the drivers during race day including their often raucous interactions with their pit crews. And the power boat racing is thrilling as the drivers go in excess of a 100 mph for a chance of victory knowing that one false move could result in disaster. Like modern day knights they must wear Kevlar armor knowing that a crash could eject from their boat at over a 100 mph. At that speed hitting the water is akin to hitting a concrete barrier and yet they return week after week to compete on the water.

WaterDemons also documents the generational clash of the veterans versus the young guns competing for the heart and soul of their sport. The veterans are striving to keep the sport a simple and pure professional affair free of the corrupting influences of marketing and sponsor money. The young guns want fame and the opportunity to grow the sport beyond the hard core group of fans that now follow the circuit. They see the opportunity in television and the power of social media to grow their fan base so that can turn today’s power boat professionals into tomorrow’s sport heroes.

In the weeks ahead the WaterDemons filming and marketing team will be putting together the original racing series footage concept and then combine that footage with the ongoing antics of the racers. After the video’s initial release we will pursue crowd funding through a Kickstarter campaign to raise funding for the creation of a 30 minute pilot. Funding will be used for logistics to record several races, video camera and recording equipment, production hardware, music, marketing and for the hiring of a director and a professional narrator.
From there each season of WaterDemons will consist of a series of race that will provide a unique look into the kinds of people drawn to this sport. We’ll contrast the lifestyles and personas of the young guns that want to take the sport forward with that of the veterans that want to remain in control of this fast growing professional sport.

WaterDemons is sponsored by a partnership with MaxSports Channels with BookIM in a collaboration to bring original content and alternative entertainment to today’s viewers. BookIM is a premier marketer of direct book marketing campaigns for self-publishing authors.


BookIM: Erik Bertel,, 631.751.5116