Series/Themes: Virginia Filmmaking
Film Year: 2016
Film Length: 73 min.
Director: Shaina Allen
Featuring: Mario Moran, Jeremie 'Phenom' Thomas, Orlando Carrillo, Parnes Cartwright, Edwardo Thompson.
Preceded by the short film The Unrelenting Charlie Davies (18 min.)
The Miami Heat Wheels, a wheelchair basketball team, are on a quest for a national title. Devoted to a game that is physically, mentally, and emotionally draining, the members of the team push through each season without the recognition or resources of mainstream sports. Although the Heat Wheels’ passion and drive are abundant, the team’s dwindling checkbook threatens to cut short its attempt to take the national title. In a city known for its sports and diversity, the Miami Heat Wheels have an opportunity for second chances, and to win against all odds. Discussion with director-editor Shaina Allen and producer-cinematographer Mike Esposito
Supported by the UVA Office for Equal Opportunity and Civil Rights
Other : PVCC Dickinson Center