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Darla Rae interview on Richard Rossi live radio show. Click link to listen/.
http://www.blogtalkradio.com/richardrossi/2014/03/16/director-darla-rae-award-winning-filmmaker

Magic Moments Inc selects Film It Productions to produce their new historical documentary. Click link to see new teaser. Documentary scheduled for release Summer 2014

http://youtu.be/21PDuSacCVQ


NEWSWIRE

http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00078266-filmmaker-makes-global-impact.html

NEWSWIRE



http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/pr/00077813-david-beats-goliath-top-film-at-icm-film-award-2013-nashville.html





Denver's Mayor's Award for Excellence 2013



http://artsandvenuesdenver.com/events-programs/mayors-awards/








Film It Productions made history today.



http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/76340-icm-top-5-tags-pioneer-indie-deaf-hard-of-hearing-teen-basketbal.html







Film It Productions makes the cut with TOP 5 Nomination.



http://www.faithfamilycountry.com/?page_id=1186







ICM Nominates Spirit of Love for TOP 10 Spot against some heavy hitters.



http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/75306-icm-faith-family-country-award-nominates-spirit-of-love-for-semi.html







Film It Productions latest film Spirit of Love receives accolades from NBA Commissioner David Stern



http://www.newswire.net/newsroom/financial/76185-nba-commissioner-hails-filmmaker-of-inspirational-teen-basketbal.html







Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing Endorses new film project



Casting for Deaf and Hard of Hearing talent film to be shot in Colorado



For Immediate Release: April 19, 2012



Contact: Darla Rae 720-620-0536








Denver— Award Winning filmmaker Darla Rae is producing and directing a new feature film titled “Spirit of Love”, the Mike Glenn story. It was Rae’s work on the award winning films “The Goal” and “Dandy Kids” that caused two coaches from Mike Glenn’s camp for the deaf and hard of hearing to contact Rae. “The Goal” garnered numerous awards around the globe including the International film festivals sanctioned by the IOC (International Olympic Committee) in Milan Italy, and Mumbai India. The film walked away with 5 prestigious awards between the two festivals and a total of 8. “Dandy Kids” an award winning documentary film screened before members of the United States Congress and continues to help families around the world, whose children are diagnosed with a rare brain malformation called Dandy Walker Syndrome. “I think it’s a rare thing that a filmmaker experiences. Sometimes I get calls in the middle of the night from frantic parents asking about this rare diagnosis their child has just received and I’m able to help them”, said Rae.







“Spirit of Love” also written by Rae will be shot primarily in Colorado, with second units in Illinois, and Georgia.







This project is about shattering silence, discrimination, and educating and raising awareness, and honoring a great man who makes a difference in the lives of others. Rae’s company Film It Productions http://film-itproductions.com produces family films that motivate, uplift, encourage, and inspire audiences. Like most projects from Darla Rae and Film It Productions “Spirit of Love” will be one of reaching out into the community to build a team. Darla Rae has a group of very experienced “Key” players on the Production Team, but will also be using this project as an incubator



to give experience to people who desire to be a part of a project bigger than themselves.







This project will unite the deaf and hard of hearing communities and hearing community with at risk youth allowing all parties involved to learn the skill set associated with acting, producing, directing, and editing and distributing a film. “Most think its all glamour making films. It’s a lot of fun, but a lot of work as well. Most people don’t really have a handle on the business of filmmaking, and certainly not the grass roots and Truly Indie approach.” said Rae.







In order to be sensitive to the deaf community Rae met with Cliff Moers who is the director of the Colorado Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing who is endorsing the project along with many other key people in the deaf community across the country.







Rae said, “Our films message is not one of pity or sympathy but of empowerment”.







This first step starts with the fundraising associated with any film project, specifically Truly Indie films, which is what “Spirit of Love” is. You can become a backer of the film with a personal donation as little as $5.00 at
http://indiegogo.com/spiritoflovemovie







Businesses can also get in on the act and advertise their company logo or have their product used or seen within the body of the film. All options are tax deductible. Visit the website and click on advertise if that’s what you desire or click on donate if it’s the personal backing option you desire. Donations also come with some unique and interesting perks. If you have something else in mind and you don’t see that option contact
darla@film-itproductions.com and we will work with you. Nothing is too small. We are truly blessed to be involved in “Spirit of Love” and believe others will be too.



http://spiritoflovemovie.com



YOU TUBE SENSATION SUSAN BOYLE OFFERED MOVIE ROLE
For Immediate Release April 17, 2009
Contact: Jennifer Wilde at (303) 883-6000


Award winning Colorado filmmaker Darla Rae has reached out to offer “Britain’s Got Talent” contestant and overnight Internet sensation Susan Boyle, a part in the feature film SECTION B. SECTION B (
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1008037/) is now in pre-production with a cast and crew including music icon Cyndi Lauper, award winning actress Tippi Hedren, actress/model Marla Maples, Maples daughter Tiffany Trump (in her acting debut), ‘America’s Got Talent’ finalist Queen Emily David, Steven Parker (ER, Juno) and legendary cinematographer William ”Billy” Fraker (Tombstone, Rosemary’s Baby).

SECTION B is a dramatic comedy about Baby Boomers who put their lives on hold to chase their dreams. In the film, a group of “over the hill’ wannabe actors give up everything to realize their dreams and attend a prestigious acting academy. Once there, they meet their biggest nemesis – youth. It is a family feature film appealing to all generations and encourages viewers of all ages to never give up on their dream. It’s based on the real life story of producer Darla Rae’s experience at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts, in Los Angeles.

Rae says “Susan Boyle’s real life story is exactly what the movie Section B is about - chasing your dream no matter what. And I understand her completely, because our stories are almost identical. I promised my ill mother who passed away that I wouldn’t give up my dream of making films. So at age 47 I wrote, directed, and produced my first feature film, The Goal. We went on to win awards, and now we’re getting ready to shoot Section B with some amazing talent. When Susan stepped onto the stage and began to sing, tears welled up in my eyes. As I watched her, I felt a connection and realized she’d be perfect for one of the roles in Section B. We have an original song titled “Don’t Lose the Vision” that would be a perfect duet for Susan and her American counterpart, Queen Emily David from “America’s Got Talent”. Susan studied at Edinburgh Acting School in the early '90s but was forced to leave and care for her sick mother. I’d love to help her finally fulfill her dream of being an actress! We’ve even sent offers through the local Pub manager where Susan Boyle sings Karaoke. Hopefully our offer will reach her and you’ll see her on the silver screen soon.”

 

DENVER ANIMATED SHORT TO PREMIER AT SOUTH BEACH
For Immediate Release March 21, 2009
Contact: Darla Rae (720) 620-0536


South Beach, Florida, —Perchance to Dream, produced by Solaceskies and Film It Productions will make its world premiere on Friday March 27th,2009 at 8pm during the South Beach International Animation festival.
"Perchance to Dream” offers a new prospective in the life of Miami Seaquarium’s star performer “Lolita” She dazzles and she amazes, but what happens behind those intelligent and soulful eyes? What happens when the world’s top predator is turned into a circus clown? Animator, and Director Lauren Kimball was inspired to create “Perchance to Dream" while doing research to enhance her ability to animate animal movements. I’ve always had a love for whales; at one time I had a desire to become a trainer, but then realized that it was morally wrong. While studying whales I became aware of Lolita’s story and wanted to show how animation could benefit in raising awareness regarding Lolita, as well as helping other animal causes. This is an opportunity to present a different view on something considered socially acceptable, said Kimball. Darla Rae of Film it Productions is producer and will be distributing the animated short .Lauren worked as an intern for Film It, and has become an integral member of our production team. She is very talented, and when she showed me the piece that she was working on, I couldn’t believe how beautiful it was. That’s when I made a decision to help her. As a result of her great work and approach to life I know others will get behind Lauren Kimball and “Perchance to Dream” said Rae.
More information on “Perchance to Dream” can be found at
www.solaceskies.com or
www.film-itproductions.com


DANDY KIDS DOCUMENTARY SNEAK PREVIEW
For Immediate Release: January 19, 2008
Contact: Darla Rae 720-620-0536


Denver, CO - Film It Productions, Inc. and Director Darla Rae today announced the overwhelmingly positive response to the January 17th private screening of Ms. Rae’s new documentary “Dandy Kids”. “Dandy Kids” tells the story of Ms. Rae’s great nephew, Hunter, who was diagnosed before birth with Dandy Walker Syndrome, a brain malformation of the cerebellum, leading to a variety of health concerns, including autism, heart problems, and spina bifida. While making the film, Ms. Rae came into contact with thousands of families, worldwide, whose children have also been diagnosed with Dandy Walker Syndrome. As part of the film, Ms. Rae interviewed several of those families, as well as doctors and researchers knowledgeable about Dandy Walker Syndrome, and (R) US Congresswoman Heather Wilson and (D) US Congressman Chris Van Hollen, co-sponsors of House Congressional Resolution 163 which directs the NIH to use already allocated funds to research the causes of and treatments for Dandy Walker Syndrome.

The private screening was held in Denver, CO for the families who participated in making the film, members of the press, and benefactors of “Dandy Kids”. Eric Cole, Founder of the Dandy Walker Alliance, said, “What you’ve done is to bring together families in a forum that never existed before. You’ve provided hope for a community where there previously was none”.

Ms. Rae, the director of the award winning feature film “The Goal”, said, “I am so moved by the families’ response to “Dandy Kids”. I set out to tell the story of my great nephew, Hunter, and how his diagnosis of Dandy Walker Syndrome affected our family, but the film turned out to be so much more once the other families became involved. It means so much to me to finally meet them in person and to know that they are happy with the way I’ve told their stories.”

Nashville recording artist, originally from Gadsden, AL, Laura Dodd, whose song “Song Bird” was written for the film was in attendance and performed prior to the screening. Ms. Dodd spoke after the screening about how moved she was, and thanked Ms. Rae for making a film that will help so many families connect with each other and get the help and resources they need.

The film was introduced by Colorado Film Commissioner, Kevin Shand, who spoke about the history of filmmaking in Colorado and the need to support independent filmmakers like Ms. Rae and films like “Dandy Kids”.

Leigh Ann Hubbard, managing editor of “James Hubbard’s My Family Doctor”, said, “I was privileged to see “Dandy Kids” at the sneak preview last night The movie begins with Darla Rae recounting a phone call from her pregnant niece: Her child is missing part of his brain. Doctors are encouraging her to terminate. The disorder is called Dandy Walker syndrome. Soon, we are invited into intimate conversations of other parents of kids with the rare disorder. Through interviews with doctors, researchers and parents, “Dandy Kids” explores these questions, all the while drawing us into what it must be like to be faced with the awesome responsibility of researching your child’s disorder because even your own doctors don’t know about it. At the end of the film last night, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. And yet, it wasn’t depressing. It was hopeful.”

For more information visit:
www.dandykidsdocumentary.com and: www.dandy-walker.org


"THE GOAL" TAKES THE WORLD BY STORM
INDEPENDENT FAMILY FILM GETS STRONG DISTRIBUTION IN ASIAN MARKETS

For Immediate Release: March 5, 2007
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver--The Award Winning feature film, “The Goal,” produced by Film It Productions (www.film-itproductions.com) has done well in the United States since it was picked up for Worldwide distribution through Maverick Entertainment and is now starting to gain recognition throughout the world. The Colorado made independent family film has recently gained distribution in several countries including Taiwan, South Africa, and Canada. Negotiations are also underway for distribution in China.

“The Goal” chronicles the lives of two athletes who are on an adrenaline track, one to the Olympics and the other to the world of Pro Soccer. Steve and Jason cross paths while rebuilding their lives following severe accidents. They find hope through the sport of Quad Rugby.

Darla Rae, the film’s writer, director, and executive producer, was inspired to create “The Goal” when a friend’s son was injured. She watched how old friends left and new friendships were built. “I really saw how strong family was, and how much they relied on their faith in God, and the miracles that were revealed. I want people to be encouraged and uplifted by their stories,” said Rae.

“The Goal” truly is an inspirational family film. It has won several awards including the Golden Ten Award at the Mumbai International Film Festival in the Sports-Based Feature Film Category, which is one of the festival’s highest honors.

“The Goal” also received four “doves” from The Dove Foundation. The Dove Foundation was created to identify movies that are family friendly. For more information on The Dove Foundation visit
www.dove.org.
More information on “The Goal” can be found at
www.thegoal-movie.com. 

"THE GOAL" SCORES WORLDWIDE
LOCALLY MADE SMALL BUDGET FILM WINS BIG PRAISE

For Immediate Release: November 2, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver— “The Goal,” a feature film by local filmmaker, Darla Rae has achieved more this year than Rae every dreamed. Among the latest praise the “The Goal” has received are the “Mention d’Honneur" and Regione Lombardi awards from the International Jury of Sport Movies and TV, 2006 at the 24th Milano International FICTS Festival in Milan, Italy. The Milano International FICTS Festival is sponsored by the International Olympic Committee.

Based on a true story, “The Goal” is an uplifting dramatic feature film about two quadriplegic athletes inspired to rebuild their lives by overcoming obstacles on the court of Quad Rugby, a fast-paced sport which is the only sport that was specifically designed for quadriplegics. The film co-stars Jason Regier, a genuine World Quad Rugby champion, who also serves as one of the film’s executive producers.
This year, “The Goal” also received four Dove Foundation “Family-Approved” seals, was awarded Best Inspirational Film at Temecula Valley International Film Festival, Golden Ten Award for Best Sports Based Feature Film at Mumbai International Film Festival, and the Independent Spirit Award at International Family Film Festival. The film was also bought for United States and International television and DVD distribution by Miami-based Maverick Entertainment Group.

Steve and Jason are two talented and goal-oriented athletes, brought together by tragic accidents. With the help of their family and God, the young men start to rebuild their lives. These two adrenaline junkies discover a team sport worthy of their highly competitive spirit, Quad Rugby. This sport is played by world-class athletes with gladiator-like wheelchairs, and combines elements of basketball, football and ice hockey. Quad Rugby used to be called Murderball, because of the aggressive nature of the game. The sport renews their spirits, and Steve and Jason start to live life again, –a new life that is different not over.

“I am so ecstatic about what is happening with this film. It has always been my dream to be a filmmaker, and my dream has come true. This is something that I love doing and I hope it enables me to give others the way I have always wanted to,” said Rae. “The Goal,” can be rented at “Blockbuster”, and purchased online at Blockbuster, Barnes and Noble, Circuit City, and Best Buy. Some of the profits from “The Goal” will be put into a fund to build a facility in the Colorado region for all wheelchair athletes.

Although “The Goal” was released nationally on DVD, copies of the film can be purchased on the “The Goal” website at www.thegoal-film.com. More information about wheelchair rugby can be found on the website as well.



MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING FILM "THE GOAL" TO BENEFIT GADSDEN CULTURAL ARTS
For Immediate Release October 28, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Gadsden—Filmmaker, Darla Rae met local talent Laura Dodd at an acting competition in Los Angeles in 2003.They struck up a conversation and have been friends ever since.

When Darla Rae called Laura up and asked if she had a song that she could use for her movie “The Goal”,she was surprised at what she heard. Laura sang her amazing song “Where Eagles Fear”. “I was so blown away that I went back and rewrote some of my script to incorporate a scene in which we could feature Laura and her song, but also some of her personal story”.

Laura Dodd and Darla Rae have been traveling around the country not only promoting The Goal but Laura’s cd release “Song Bird”

“The Goal,” which can be rented at “Blockbuster”, and purchased online at Blockbuster, Barnes and Noble, Circuit City, and Best Buy, started out twelve years ago as a way to tell the story of how a friend became a quadriplegic and how he overcame adversity through wheelchair rugby and has become an inspiring story for many.

Darla Rae and Laura Dodd will be in town to raise funds for Gadsden Cultural Arts programs on November 10th, 7pm 2006. An intimate Screening of The Goal will be held at Mary G. Hardin center for Cultural Arts at 501 Broad Street, Gadsden. The screening will be followed by a live performance by Dodd and a Q&A with Rae.

Tickets can be purchased at the Cultural Arts Center. $3.00 for adults and $2.00 for children. Members are free.

Special signed dvd copies of “The Goal” and cd’s of “Song Bird” will be sold for $20.00 and benefit the arts center.

Every person who purchases a copy of “The Goal” will be entered into drawings for ipod’s which will be loaded with the three original songs featured in The Goal, including Dodd’s song “Where eagles Fear”.
Rae is still in awe over the big things that have happened to her movie. The film has won several awards, been bought for television and DVD distribution worldwide, released on DVD, and played limited release screenings in Denver, Houston, and Michigan.

Rae said,” I always knew that this would be a good film, but I never realized how much it would touch peoples hearts. I feel very blessed. The whole purpose of The Goal is to give back to the community and that’s why were here helping the Cultural Arts in Gadsden said Rae”

For more information call Cultural Arts at 256-543-2787 or visit www.thegoal-movie.com

"THE GOAL" IS RELEASED ON DVD
DENVER INDEPENDENT FILM IS RELEASED NATIONALLY ON DVD

for Immediate Release October 19, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver—Local filmmaker, Darla Rae’s feature film which she wrote, directed, and produced, “The Goal,” was released nationally on DVD on October 10, 2006 by Maverick Entertainment. Maverick officially purchased the distribution rights to the film for United States and international DVD and television on May 31, 2006.
“The Goal,” which can be rented at “Blockbuster”, and purchased online at Blockbuster, Barnes and Noble, Circuit City, and Best Buy, started out twelve years ago as a way to tell the story of how a friend became a quadriplegic and how he overcame adversity through wheelchair rugby and has become an inspiring story for many. It also has the potential to raise awareness about quadriplegics as well as a fundraiser for them. Some of the profits from “The Goal” will be put into a fund to build a facility in the Colorado region for all wheelchair athletes.

“I couldn’t believe what I saw when I walked into Blockbuster the other day to rent a movie, and right there on the shelf were two spaces for my film and one of the spaces was empty. I think it is so cool to think that maybe even as I am saying this, that someone is at home watching the film that I made. My dream really has come true.” said Rae.

Rae is still in awe over the big things that have happened to her movie. The film has won three awards, been bought for television and DVD distribution, released on DVD, and played limited release screenings in Denver and Houston. Future theatrical releases include Michigan Rae said,” I always knew that this would be a good film, but I never realized how big it could truly be. I feel very blessed.”

Although “The Goal” was released nationally on DVD, copies of the film can be purchased on the “The Goal” website at www.thegoal-film.com. More information about wheelchair rugby can be found on the website as well.


EVEN THE DIFFICULT TIMES TELL A GREAT MESSAGE
For Immediate Release October 12, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Pastor Richard Harper and his wife were privileged to a screening of the full feature length movie The Goal. They were amazed to have their emotions captured by the story. Especially with such tragic events at the beginning the movie, the conclusion of The Goal sees the actors delighted and rejoicing to see how God had worked in the midst of a tragic event.

The Goal has portrayed life's reality. "Everything in our live's is not good and is even
sometimes tragic." admits Pastor Harper. "However, when we trust God through all events of our life, He will indeed cause everything to work together for our good (Romans 8:28)".
The Goal has certainly portrayed this spiritual principle of life. Many members of the Gadsden area and from CrossPoint Community Church have enjoyed seeing this movie, as director Darla Rae has been there for screenings in support of local area charities and organizations.

Question and Answer sessions follow many of the upcoming showing in Alabama and Houston. Please call for interviews to be booked directly with Darla Rae. 

"THE GOAL" RECOMMENDED AND ENJOYED BY L.A.
MOVIEGUIDE MAGAZINE SAYS "...THE GOAL HAS SUCH A COMPELLING STORY AND BIG HEART THAT IT'S WELL WORTH WATCHING"

For Immediate Release October 1, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


The Denver debut of "The Goal" had dignitaries from near and far. One of the long distance travelers was Dr. Ted Baehr of the noted Movieguide magazine.

Spending time with the director Darla Rae and other actors during the VIP opening, Dr. Baehr had been looking forward to seeing the movie, knowing the basic story and how long Darla had been working on the project.

Dr. Baehr's review was good and says "since the movie was made to raise funds for various organizations concerned with quadriplegics, MOVIEGUIDE® urges people of faith and values to see THE GOAL."
Very important and pleased that Dr. Baehr finds the movie worthy of his time and review.

"The Goal" now prepares to open in Alabama, Houston and Michigan, where many people are looking forward to the movies debut to support local organizations, quad rugby teams and school organizations.
"A very busy schedule as I go to all these places, but it's worth it to let everyone know that The Goal is here for people to know that they can make it, whatever their challenges are. And everyone has challenges, be they physical or otherwise." Darla states. "This was my big dream and others know through this that they can make it and have the guys from the team also be their inspiration."

Question and Answer sessions follow many of the upcoming showing in Alabama and Houston. Please call for interviews to be booked directly with Darla Rae.

"THE GOAL" WOWS VIEWERS OF ALL AGES
For Immediate Release September 24, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver— The full length feature film, The Goal, premiered September 22 in front of a sold out audience at Starz Film Center. The Goal will continue to screen at Starz through September 28. Show times for the film are 2:35, 5:00, 7:15 p.m. with a question and answer session with the director and actors following the 7:15 showing.

Audience member’s ages ranged from 5-85 and included a group of 8-12 year-old athletes from the Colorado Fusion Soccer program. The young athletes watched the film closely and participated in the question and answer session after the film. Local screenwriter, Karen Hemmerle, and The Goal director, writer, and producer, Darla Rae, both thought that their questions were very thought out. Rae said, “They had such amazing questions. You could really tell they liked the movie.”

The question and answer session continued for one hour after the screening of the film. Following the question and answer session, Darla Rae, Ryan Parker and Gale Grove signed DVDs for the audience. “We only had so many that had been purchased in advance, so we had to go get several additional copies for audience members who wanted to purchase copies. They all waited patiently as we signed them,” said Rae.
Michael Johnson, a film student from CU Boulder, thanked Rae and her cast for making the film, and showing that individuals with disabilities can still have relationships and can contribute much to society if only given the chance. His wife has had Muscular Dystrophy since her youth.

Rae’s company, Film It Productions, also provided tickets to a family currently living the story of The Goal. Film It Productions also provided the family with a DVD of The Goal so they could show other family and friends. “I think they truly enjoyed The Goal. This is what The Goal is all about. It's about making a difference in people’s lives, no matter what the situation,” said Rae.

Proceeds benefit the disabled community and various non profit organizations. Tickets can be purchased online at www.denverfilm.org or at www.thegoal-movie.com which benefit various groups and include a signed DVD of The Goal.



Maverick Entertainment Group, Inc. Announces the U.S. Video Release of
“The Goal” – An Inspiring Exhibition of the Athletic and Human Spirit!

The Goal will be distributed under the Maverick Spirit label

For Immediate Release August 25, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


FT. LAUDERDALE (August 25, 2006) - Maverick Entertainment Group Incorporated (MEG) announces the upcoming release of The Goal: An Inspirational Story, on October 10, 2006. Writer, director and executive producer, Darla Rae, delivers a compelling story of enduring faith in the face of adversity, with her debut feature film, The Goal: An Inspirational Story. Starring Ryan Parker, Jason Regier, Wendy Duncan and Gale Grove. Special appearance by the Denver Harlequin Wheelchair Rugby Team.

“It was so well done…heart wrenching, and even funny!” -Pastor Dave Luther, Grace Church

The Goal is an uplifting dramatic feature about two disabled athletes inspired to rebuild their lives by overcoming obstacles on the court …of Quad Rugby, a fast-paced sport designed for quadriplegics. Based on a true story, this awarding-winning inspirational drama features a genuine World Quad Rugby champion, Jason Regier, who co-stars as well as one of the film’s executive producers.

• Awarded Four Dove Foundation “Family-Approved” Seals

• Winner-Best Inspirational Film Category-11th Annual Temecula Valley International Film Festival

• Golden Ten Award Winner-Best Sports Based Feature Film Category-Mumbai International Film Festival

• Winner –Independent Spirit Award - 11th Annual International Family Film Festival

Steve (Ryan Parker) and Jason (Jason Regier) are two talented and goal-oriented athletes, one on track to the Olympics and the other to Pro Soccer. Tragic accidents bring them together. With the help of Family and God, the young men conquer the obstacles and challenges before them as they start to rebuild their lives.

These two adrenaline-rush junkies discover a team sport worthy of their highly competitive spirit, Quad Rugby. This sport is played by world-class athletes with gladiator-like wheelchairs, and combines elements of basketball, football and ice hockey. Quad Rugby is also known as Murderball because of the aggressive nature of the game. The sport renews their vigor, and Steve and Jason start to live life again, –a new life that is different not over.

“The Goal" … it’s about what we can do to help others. It’s a privilege to tell this story”, -Darla Rae, Director of The Goal: An Inspirational Story

About Maverick Spirit Label

Maverick Spirit premiered with the direct-to-video hit The Spirit of Comedy. Seeking to diversify the product line and offer customers more choices, the Maverick Spirit label helps fill the void in the inspirational genre. Providing up to 8 plus titles a year, Maverick Spirit recent films include, Pastor Jones, House of Grace, and the talent-driven film Man of Faith starring Hollywood heavy hitters Faye Dunaway, Robert Wagner, and Jill St. John.


In addition, Maverick Spirit has also partnered with talent Christopher "Play" Martin of the rap duo Kid 'n Play and Atlanta-based Amen Films to provide the inspirationally-driven live-performance film, Holy Hip Hop.

About Maverick Entertainment Group Incorporated

Maverick Entertainment Group Inc. (MEG) Maverick Entertainment Group is a leader in the domestic home video arena, specializing in the acquisition and distribution of Urban, Latino-theatrical, Horror and Christian genres. Founder and President Doug Schwab, a 26-year veteran in the film and distribution industry, has cemented the eight-year-old company as the leading entity for these fast growing markets with over 400 distributed films in the U.S. under the labels Maverick Platinum, Maverick Latino, Fusion Films, Creep FX and Maverick Spirit. Recent titles include such video hits as 30 Miles, Tears of Kali, My Big Phat Hip Hop Phamily, Murder on the Border and the must-see mobster flick This Thing of Ours.

View the trailer at www.maverick-spirit.com

For additional information, contact:

Denise Castillón
Marketing/Publicity
Maverick Entertainment Group
(561) 422-8811, ext. 208
dc@maverickenterainment.cc


Multiple award winning film "The Goal" comes home Denver theatrical release
benefit area nonprofits that support those with disabilities

For Immediate Release July 25, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver- The multiple award-winning feature film returns home to Colorado for its theatrical premiere. The premiere is on September 22, 2006 at Starz Film Center which is located in the Tivoli at 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 -1894.

Darla Rae, director, producer, and writer of "The Goal" said, "The journey has been a long hall. "From it's conception it's taken 12 years, but once we started filming last year it took 15 days to shoot, 60 days to edit on a laptop, and won three international film festival awards. We've been invited to Milan Italy and the film was picked up by Maverick Entertainment for Worldwide Distribution on DVD and television all in one year." Rae feels that giving back to the community that helped her make the film is important. "It's simple really. The whole point of The Goal is to give back," said Rae.

Several screenings of "The Goal" will benefit a Denver area nonprofit organization. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 22, will benefit The Denver Harlequins Wheelchair Rugby team, who are featured in the film. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 23 will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 24 and 25 will benefit the Denver's Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors
League (PHAMALy) because several of their actors are also featured in "The Goal".

The cost for these screenings $20 for adults which includes a signed DVD, and students under 17 are $10.00. Tickets for these benefits can be purchased online at www.thegoal-movie.com. There will also be a question and answer session will the cast and crew immediately following these showings.

"The Goal" also screens at 5 p.m. on September 22 through September 28.
"The Goal" will also be showing at 7:15 on September 26 through September 28. These showings are $8.50 for general admission, $6.50 for senior citizens or matinee showings, and $5.50 for Denver Film Society members. These prices do not include a DVD copy.

More information about "The Goal" and screening information can be found at www.thegoal-movie.com or www.DenverFilm.org.


Director encourages possibility on and off screen
Local filmmaker spreads hope through acting workshops using everyday scenarios
For Immediate Release July 13, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver— Darla Rae of Film It Productions runs children's acting workshops that give more to her students than a new skill. Her workshops also teach children about understanding, respect, and the possibilities life can have through everyday scenarios.

Rae is very passionate about teaching and has said that it is something she feels must be shared with the younger generations. “I try to teach these workshops using examples that teach more that just acting. I want these children to learn to be more tolerant and excepting of others all well as gain self esteem,” said Rae.

Rae not only teaches acting workshops, but has also written, directed, and produced a full length feature film called, “The Goal.” The film follows two up and coming athletes who suffer spinal cord injuries making them quadriplegics. These two young men overcome their new obstacles and find possibility through wheelchair rugby.

“The Goal” has had several screenings and has been received very well. “It was the poet Emily Dickenson who claimed, `I dwell in possibility…' To see `The Goal' is to experience and excite possibility beyond and definition or drama any poet has probed or pinned,” said Pastor Ron Swenson.

The theatrical release of “The Goal” will be in September, 2006. For more information about “The Goal,” visit www.thegoal-movie.com. For more information about Darla Rae's workshops, visit www.film-itproductions.com.

Big screen and big wins
Quad Rugby athletes Jason Regier, Chance Sumner win with Team USA and on film
For Immediate Release June 27, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver—Jason Regier and Chance Sumner have a lot to take pride about these days. They and the rest of the North American Wheelchair Rugby Paralympics Team USA recently won the North America Cup and Canada Cup. Sumner and Regier, can also be seen in the multiple award-winning feature film, “The Goal.”
Jason Regier, who plays “Jason” in the film, was the inspiration behind the role. When Darla Rae, director, writer, and producer of “The Goal,” met Jason she decided to rewrite her script. “As I got to know Jason and his story, I knew that it was one that needed to be shared. He is an amazing athlete and has overcome many obstacles. Jason really is an inspiration for us all, all of the guys on the team are.”

“The Goal” will be released this fall in select theaters by Film It Productions and on DVD internationally by Maverick Entertainment. To learn more about the film and these amazing athletes visit
www.thegoal-movie.com.


MULTIPLE AWARD WINNING FILM "THE GOAL" COMES HOME
DENVER THEATRICAL RELEASE BENEFIT AREA NONPROFITS THAT SUPPORT THOSE WITH DISABILITIES

For Immediate Release June 1, 2006
Contact: Nicole Allen, PR Director (720) 435-5138


Denver- The multiple award-winning feature film returns home to Colorado for its theatrical premiere. The premiere is on September 22, 2006 at Starz Film Center which is located in the Tivoli at 900 Auraria Pkwy, Denver, CO 80204 -1894.

Darla Rae, director, producer, and writer of "The Goal" said, "The journey has been a long hall. "From it's conception it's taken 12 years, but once we started filming last year it took 15 days to shoot, 60 days to edit on a laptop, and won three international film festival awards. We've been invited to Milan Italy and the film was picked up by Maverick Entertainment for Worldwide Distribution on DVD and television all in one year." Rae feels that giving back to the community that helped her make the film is important. "It's simple really. The whole point of The Goal is to give back," said Rae.

Several screenings of "The Goal" will benefit a Denver area nonprofit organization. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 22, will benefit The Denver Harlequins Wheelchair Rugby team, who are featured in the film. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 23 will benefit the Pediatric Brain Tumor Foundation. The 7:15 p.m. showing on September 24 and 25 will benefit the Denver's Physically Handicapped Amateur Musical Actors
League (PHAMALy) because several of their actors are also featured in "The Goal".

The cost for these screenings $20 for adults which includes a signed DVD, and students under 17 are $10.00. Tickets for these benefits can be purchased online at www.thegoal-movie.com. There will also be a question and answer session will the cast and crew immediately following these showings.

"The Goal" also screens at 5 p.m. on September 22 through September 28.
"The Goal" will also be showing at 7:15 on September 26 through September 28. These showings are $8.50 for general admission, $6.50 for senior citizens or matinee showings, and $5.50 for Denver Film Society members. These prices do not include a DVD copy.

More information about "The Goal" and screening information can be found at www.thegoal-movie.com or www.DenverFilm.org.
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