How A Crazy Idea Became A Movement That Inspired
Four years ago I received a message to go meet with an American medical student who wanted to talk to me about making a short little promo film to help support a charity he had founded a few years earlier.
After meeting with him at a cafe I discovered he had found Running With Those that Can’t in 2009. The Charity raises money to build specialized strollers for disabled athletes then creates teams of runners to compete alongside the athletes in the Prague Marathon. Honza Holna, was one of the first disabled athletes to compete alongside Scott.
Scott went on to explain that he was graduating that year and returning to America to begin his career as a doctor. What followed was four months of shooting, over 20 days of footage and months of months of editing. We shot with no money and with the help of generous volunteers of time and equipment – on multiple cameras.
We had found a truly incredible story of courage, tenacity and two friends, from two completely different backgrounds and lifestyles, who came together to inspire a whole community. Four years later, after many challenges, we finally released the first trailer for the film – and now we’re hoping to seek support for our indiegogo campaign to finish the project and spread the message of the film far and wide. That “Everything can be accomplished, if we do it together”.
More info: igg.me
Inspiring New Documentary Aims at Improving Inclusivity at Marathons.
Scott and Honza crossing the finish line
Scott and Honza at the start of the Prague Marathon 2013
Scott and Honza with World Record Holder Zersenay Tadese
Scott and Honza starting the Prague Half Marathon 2013
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