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:
Maverick Entertainment Group
(561) 422-8811, ext. 208