‘The Current’ is the second adaptive sports film by Make A Hero, which showcases inspiring public figures, and athlete ambassadors – Bethany Hamilton, Missy Franklin, Anthony Robles, Grant Korgan, Leo Morales, David Hosick, Mallory Weggemann, 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, Jean-Michel 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 shot by an award winning camera crew on state-of-the-art RED camera equipment with an original score by Trevor Rabin. In accordance with Make A Hero’s first film, ‘The Movement’, this film will also be made accessible for vision and hearing impaired individuals.
Unfortunately, ‘The Current’ does not have the production budget of a Hollywood entertainment company. Please help Make A Hero reach the fundraising goal of $50,000 via crowd-funding through ‘The Current’ Campaign page.
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.
How Can You Make A Hero?
In order to produce and distribute our second adaptive sports film, ‘The Current’, Make A Hero is utilizing a popular, yet innovative fundraising solution known as crowd-funding.
Utilizing the platform provided by SimplyRaise, donors are empowered to contribute instantly to ‘The Current Campaign’ or to join together in ‘fundraising teams’, thereby actively involving the Make A Hero community, and interacting with the cast of the film. To learn more see The Current Fundraising FAQs page.
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
To help us generate awareness for ‘The Current’, please: Tweet about our campaign, “Like” us on Facebook, utilize the social media buttons on the left side of the page, and subscribe to ‘The HERO Newsletter‘ on the right side of the screen.
‘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.