|NASHVILLE, TENN. – Oct. 15, 2018 – RUN THE RACE—an inspiring film about two young brothers facing unbelievable odds with an unbreakable bond—announces a distribution deal with Roadside Attractions with a nationwide release set for Feb. 22, 2019.
“I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer. I believe RUN THE RACE accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but getting through it by supporting each other and their faith,” said Executive Producer and Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow. “I hope those who see it can walk away with more faith, hope, and love.”
The trailer and key art are also available now for RUN THE RACE featuring the film’s focus on “The Weight of the World. The Love of a Brother.” To download trailer and key art, click here for press room access.
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RUN THE RACE stars Mykelti Williamson (FENCES, FORREST GUMP) as the boys’ coach, Frances Fisher (TITANIC, UNFORGIVEN) as their surrogate mother, Tanner Stine (NCIS, HBO’s Here & Now) as Zach and Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It) as David. Supporting cast includes Kristoffer Polaha, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman-winner Eddie George, along with many others. From Reserve Entertainment and 10th Leper Productions, the film is produced by Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire and Ken Carpenter; directed by Chris Dowling (WHERE HOPE GROWS); and co-written by McEntire, Dowling, and Jason Baumgardner.
In RUN THE RACE, two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow.
Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town.
When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope.
In theaters Feb. 22, RUN THE RACE shows what’s possible when you run to—instead of from—the overwhelming love of God.
“I CAN ONLY IMAGINE, Roadside’s highest grossing film, affirmed that inspirational, quality faith-based stories can reach a huge, highly-valued audience,” said Roadside Attractions Co-Presidents and Co-Founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “Tim and Robby Tebow are fantastic partners, and we believe their RUN THE RACE will be embraced as enthusiastically by audiences nationwide.”
“Roadside Attractions’ experience with independent films makes them the perfect distribution partner for RUN THE RACE,” said Executive Producer Bill Reeves of WTA Group.
Principal filming on RUN THE RACE was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow and Reeves, executive producers include Erik Weir, Trey Brunson, Joe Kosakowski and Erik Dellenback.
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About Reserve Entertainment
Reserve Entertainment acquires, develops and produces high-quality, strategically-budgeted feature films and TV for studios like Paramount Pictures (SAME KIND OF DIFFERENT AS ME), Lionsgate (Mark Hamill’s Pop Culture Quest) and Provident Films (INDIVISIBLE). Reserve Entertainment believes the best cinematic stories, which consistently appeal to broad and loyal audiences, not only entertain but build up and celebrate the human spirit. For more information, go to reserveentertainment.com.
About The WTA Group
The WTA Group is a leader in faith-based film marketing and financing, home entertainment representation and consumer product licensing. Founded in 2009, WTA has been involved with such talented film-making clients including Stephen and Alex Kendrick (WAR ROOM and #1 New York Times best-seller, The Love Dare), Sony/AFFIRM Films (MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN), Pure Flix Entertainment (GOD’S NOT DEAD) and Universal 1440 Entertainment (UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION). The company’s author and writer roster includes Charlie Daniels (Country Music Hall of Fame Member, Grand Ole Opry Member) and Randy Alcorn (New York Times best-selling author). For more information, visit www.thewtagroup.com.
About Roadside Attractions
Since its founding in 2003, ROADSIDE ATTRACTIONS films have grossed over $300M and garnered nineteen Academy Award® nominations. Roadside has released such critical and commercial hits as Manchester by the Sea, Beatriz at Dinner, Stronger, Love & Friendship, Hello My Name is Doris, Mr. Holmes, Love & Mercy, A Most Wanted Man, Dear White People, The Skeleton Twins, All Is Lost, Mud, Winter’s Bone, The Cove, Arbitrage, Margin Call and Super-Size Me. Recent films have included Whitney, Academy Award®-winning director Kevin Macdonald’s highly anticipated documentary about the life and career of legendary superstar Whitney Houston, Lizzie, starring Chloë Sevigny and Kristen Stewart, Jesse Peretz’s romantic comedy and Juliet, Naked starring Rose Byrne, Ethan Hawke and Chris O’Dowd. Over the next several weeks, the company will release Ike Barinholtz’s hilariously dark directorial debut The Oath, starring Barinholtz and Tiffany Haddish, and Peter Hedges’ Ben Is Back, starring Julia Roberts and Lucas Hedges.