‘The Current’ - premiering March 12, 2014 on EPIX - is the second adaptive sports film by Make A Hero 501(c)3, which showcases inspiring adaptive athletes, public figures, and athlete ambassadors – Bethany Hamilton, Missy Franklin, Mallory Weggemann, Anthony Robles, Grant Korgan, Jean-Michel Cousteau, David Hosick, Leo Morales and military veteran Jesse Murphree – who have donated their efforts in support of this inspiring film.
‘The Current’ highlights individuals of all abilities overcoming limitations through adaptive sports such as surfing scuba diving / free-diving, and ocean kayaking alongside whales and dolphins in exotic locations, including Bimini, Bahamas, Cozumel, Mexico, and Kauai, Hawaii. Each individual cast member shares inspirational stories of perseverance and an unwillingness to be held back by limitations.
The ocean is our life support system wherever you live…People with disabilities who haven’t had a chance to get into the ocean, to get below the surface, to see some of what I see, and to teach me about what they see, is something that I wish that everyone who can get out there, should. Being in the water, feeling the water, being in that environment is healing as well.” ~ Jean-Michel Cousteau
As narrator & ocean ambassador, Fabien Cousteau, states in the quote above, ‘The Current’ film reflects the bonds of friendship experienced through participation in adaptive sports, ultimately revealing the power of the human spirit, and the importance of protecting and conserving the ocean, while discovering and embracing its healing potential.
To learn more about the cast of inspirational athletes and ambassadors from ‘The Current’ and to see their bios, along with pictures and videos – please click that cast member’s image on right side of this page.
‘The Current’ will feature breathtaking cinematography filmed by an award winning crew in Red Digital Cinema. In accordance with Make A Hero’s first film, ‘The Movement’, this film will also be made accessible for vision and hearing impaired individuals.
Together we will inspire individuals of all abilities to participate in sports & recreation, while building awareness and generating support for local adaptive sports groups & organizations that provide access to adaptive sports, for individuals with disabilities.
It was important for me to get involved with the [Make A Hero] organization and [The Current] movie because I wanted to help promote the importance of having fun, and staying active and healthy in order to enjoy life, no matter your physical limitations,” she says. “Also, I love the ocean … and I know that it has played a unique role in my healing process and I want to share that.”
~ Bethany Hamilton (as quoted from People.com (5/27/13))
— Bethany Hamilton (@bethanyhamilton) September 19, 2013
— Rip Curl (@ripcurl_usa) September 17, 2013
— Missy Franklin (@FranklinMissy) September 20, 2013
— Anthony Robles (@ARobles125) September 16, 2013
— Frontier Airlines (@FlyFrontier) September 18, 2013
— Grant Korgan (@grantkorgan) September 14, 2013
— Shawna Korgan (@ShawnaKorgan) September 19, 2013
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‘Host A Benefit Screening’ – Fundraising Platform
As of the summer of 2013, Make A Hero offers ‘The Movement ’ as a fundraising tool for adaptive sports groups and rehabilitation centers across the nation, to utilize during a fundraising event to generate financial support. To learn more about this unique fundraising opportunity please view the Host A Benefit Screening page, for more information.
*** Make A Hero is a registered 501(c)3, non-profit, creating adaptive sports films and media content, inspiring individuals with disabilities to enjoy the freedom of participation in adaptive sports & recreation.
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