A smart and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and win over a girl's heart.
A smart and determined teen who has mild cerebral palsy strives to be a wrestler on his high school's team and win over a girl's heart. Read more
Thank you for your consideration to support the making of this sports-drama movie. The story is based in varied ways on my coming-of-age experiences living with moderate cerebral palsy.
My goal is to help make my "TRIUMPH" screenplay into an entertaining, engaging and enlightening high-quality movie that will grip and uplift its audience!
Movie Funding Plan:
"TRIUMPH" will have some funding from me. I need to raise $75k more in order to complete the funding for the movie's budget. I hate asking for any funding, but I believe it is more important to take this possible opportunity now in order to hopefully share this story.
Through his humor, optimism and indomitable spirit, Mike inspires his teammates and coach, and he eventually catches the attention of a classmate named Patty by going to humorous lengths to win over her heart.
I have been working on casting good, known Hollywood actors who fit the principal roles well. According to their agents or the actor themselves, listed below are actors interested in performing roles in "TRIUMPH":
RJ Mitte ("BREAKING BAD" TV series)
Wes Studi ("AVATAR", "HEAT", "THE LAST OF THE MOHICANS)
Charles Dutton ("RUDY", "ALIEN")
Graham Greene ("THE GREEN MILE", "DANCES WITH WOLVES")
Laura Kirk ("AT FIRST SIGHT")
Movie Market Comparisons:
"THE KARATE KID", "RADIO", "RUDY", and "VISION QUEST"
Link to current cast and crew: http://www.slated.com/films/65785/
If the film gets funded, as a co-director I will be working closely with the lead actor, RJ Mitte, to help him achieve the very best acting performance in portraying the lead role, who has mild cerebral palsy. I wanted to cast an actor who has CP for the lead role, if possible, and knew that RJ played a high school student with CP, but I did not know until after I read his bio that he actually has mild CP in real life. We both have cerebral palsy, which affects muscle coordination and tone, but his is milder.
Here is a great, short clip of RJ speaking at the University of Kansas in Lawrence (where we hope to film) on March 27th, 2014:
I asked the owners of Through A Glass Productions, Producer Chris Blunk and Director Jeremy Osbern, to read my script. They liked it, so I then asked if they would like to help me make "TRIUMPH". They want to help me make the movie.
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Risks and challenges
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