That answer is here.
It will be shown on
The independent film -- loosely based on the life of former Corbin High School Redhound football player
The announcement was released Tuesday in the online edition of Variety, an entertainment-trade publication.
In an article written in
So far, there's been no word on where the movie will be shown. It's expected more information on that will become available as the
The man the movie is centered around said Thursday some "minor tweaking" has been done, as it prepares for a fall showing.
"They added some music to the movie, made some minor technical adjustments to it, but aside from that, the movie's still pretty much the same as it was when it was seen here in September of last year," Freeman said.
"23 Blast" was filmed entirely on location in
The movie is co-produced by
Baker, an actor, director and producer who recently appeared in the 2013 comedy film "Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues," played
Donatelli has directed several daytime television dramas, including the soap opera "One Life To Live." "23 Blast" marks his debut as a film producer.
Getting a distributor for "23 Blast" was a big coup for the movie's producers, who will now be able to get audiences across the country to see the film in October.
And that's the job
The company is based in
According to their Facebook page,
They also develop and produce stories for general and "faith-based" audiences.
"23 Blast" has received a PG-13 rating from the
The movie's executive producers include
Green is a director/producer who runs
The company is also working with
Snyder is owner of the
Doolittle is a philanthropist, and was founder and president of
The movie tells the story of
The ailment destroyed his optic nerve and left him blind. He had to decide whether to live a safe life at home, or return to his former life and his love of football.
Freeman persevered through the perils, and returned to compete on the gridiron, coming back to the front line as a starter for
In the Variety announcement, Freeman noted, "This movie is so much bigger than me. It represents the gift of a community coming together to help its own, and how faith manifests itself in many ways in the face of a tragedy; such as in hope, love and personal courage."
The film's producers gave
Every seat was filled.
A little over a month later, the movie was shown at the 22nd annual
In competition with 134 other independent films from 76 countries, "23 Blast" won the festival's Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature.
Since that time, Freeman says the success and attention the film has gotten hasn't changed him, and feels the message the movie gives is true to its new phrase -- "Vision Comes From Within."
"Have I changed? I don't think so. I want people to see my story on overcoming obstacles and impacting people's lives. We're really excited about it, we have people excited about seeing it, and we hope they'll come out and watch the movie," he pointed out.
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