I, along with my award winning filmmaker pals Jeffrey Allard and Mike Shaw, joined the Push Team in late 2015. We are happy to add our names the list of past collaborative filmmakers, cinematographers, and photographers who have all contributed toward creating and capturing the imagery used in this film.
Allard and I are proud to have produced this film and collaborated with such an amazingly talented and creative group.
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 team hopes to inspire people in all walks of life to achieve the seemingly insurmountable in their life, to push their own everyday limits, and to live their ultimate potential.
Together, Geoff Callan, Jeffrey Allard, and an amazing team including Brian Niles, Mike Shaw, and executive producer Todd Berardi round out the award-winning film, television, and multimedia production team that is CAS Films, LLC. Using their unparalleled passion and style to create unique content and captivating imagery, this trio is driven by the passion to tell life’s most awe-inspiring stories.