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.