I am honored to have been the lead Producer of THE PUSH with Jeffrey Allard and very proud to have Co-Directed the film alongside Brian Niles and Grant Korgan. Brian was also the editor
and did a spectacular job.
This was a team effort and it couldn't have been done without the extraordinarily collaborative group of filmmakers, cinematographers, producers, editors, writers, designers, photographers and donors.
The Push is an inspirational documentary about the power of never giving up. Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country, the Lake Tahoe native burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of pursuits.
On January 17, 2012, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable, and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself ~nearly 100 miles (the final degree of latitude) to the most inhospitable place on the planet – the bottom of the glove, the geographic South Pole.
Grant and his guides reached their destination on the 100th anniversary of the first explorers to travel to the South Pole. Facing brutal elements, demanding topography and presumed physical limitations are just some of the challenges they faced along the journey.
With this inspirational documentary, THE PUSH continues to inspire people in all walks of life to achieve the seemingly insurmountable, to push their own everyday limits, and to live their ultimate potential.
Also, special thanks to Roy Tuscany who came up with the films idea and to his High Fives Foundation which helped train and inspire Grant and Shawna along the way! The High Fives Foundation focuses on preventing life-changing injuries and provides resources and hope if they happen.
And not to be forgotten, Ronnie Parker and his team at RhinoHub who not only built the films website and it's entire social presence, but designed the films logo and award wining poster! They are extremely talented and creative group! Thank you!
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