LOS ANGELES, Jan. 22, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Super Bowl-winning coach and All Pro Dad national spokesperson, Tony Dungy, announces the 23 Blast Bowl in conjunction with the family-friendly drama—currently the #1 sports movie on iTunes and available now on DVD and Digital HD.
Dungy states 23 Blast is "a powerful movie about football and perseverance. The whole family will enjoy!"
Unlike the Super Bowl where sides will be taken and lines will be drawn, Dungy encourages everyone -- families, teams and groups – to come together for their very own 23 Blast Bowl viewing party and discussion regarding the topics addressed in the film.
The event offers an entire night of inspiration that is simple to organize and implement in three easy steps. Participants buy the DVD at the local retailers or online at 23Blast.com, invite a group over to watch the film at their convenience and complete the night by using the FREE downloadable resources to begin a deeper discussion on the topics addressed in the film.
In addition, each person who signs up to host a 23 Blast Bowl will be automatically entered into a Grand Prize drawing and a chance to win (5) 23 Blast DVDs, an autographed Dungy football, pizza party for 8-10 guests (executed via gift card valued at $100) and memorabilia from the film. The Grand Prize winner will be announced on January 23 as well as an additional 15 random winners who will receive a free copy of the DVD.
All resources for the 23 Blast Bowl can be found at 23blast.com/Bowl and include the official 23 Blast Bowl Event Guide, 23 Blast Discussion Guide, 10 Ways For Children to Overcome Obstacles, 10 Ways to Motivate Your Child, 7 Signs of a Humble Athlete, and 6 Ways Your Kids Know You Believe in Them.
"Inspiring and moving. A touching film for the whole family."
Nell Minow, Beliefnet.com
Dungy is a former professional American football player and coach in the National Football League. He was head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 1996 to 2001, and head coach of the Indianapolis Colts from 2002 to 2008. Dungy became the first African-American head coach to win the Super Bowl when his Indianapolis Colts defeated the Chicago Bears in Super Bowl XLI.
23 Blast features Freeman, a typical teenager growing up in a small town in Kentucky, who is a local hero on and off the field. In the fall of 1997, in the prime of his youth, he is unexpectedly stricken with an infection that destroys his optic nerve. He becomes blind overnight. Under the influence of parents who love him, a physical therapist who challenges him, a coach who inspires him, and a best friend who he cannot bear to leave behind, Freeman shows us what true bravery is by competing on the gridiron, helping his Corbin High School team advance to the state playoffs.
Depicting a story of hope triumphing over despair, of courage and faith overcoming fear and of victory prevailing over adversity, 23 Blast is designed to encourage and uplift audiences.
Distributed by Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. in association with Toy Gun Films, the DVD features a multi-part "behind-the-scenes" Featurette with Dylan Baker, The Travis Freeman Story, descriptive audio for the visually-impaired, bloopers reel and discussion guide, among others. Having been featured in USA Today, The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, NBC's Today and Dateline NBC, Freeman's story was the winner of Heartland Film Festival's Audience Choice Award for Narrative Feature.
The film stars Stephen Lang (Avatar, Terra Nova), Alexa Vega (Spy Kids, Nashville), Mark Hapka (Days of Our Lives, Criminal Minds), Max Adler (Glee), Bram Hoover, Kim Zimmer (Guiding Light, One Life to Live), Becky Ann Baker (Men in Black, Freaks and Geeks, A Simple Plan) Timothy Busfield (Field of Dreams, thirtysomething), Dylan Baker (Anchorman 2, Spiderman 2 &3, The Good Wife), and Fred D. Thompson (Sinister, Law & Order, Die Hard 2).
23 Blast is written by Bram Hoover and Toni Hoover, directed/produced by Dylan Baker (Spider-Man 2 & 3, 13 Days) and produced by Gary Donatelli and Toni Hoover. Executive producers for the movie include Daniel Snyder (owner of the Washington Redskins), Misook Doolittle and Brent Ryan Green.
Five out of five star review for ages 12+
The Dove Foundation (www.dove.org)
For the latest news and updates regarding 23 Blast, please visit: www.23blast.com.
Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc.
Launched in January 2009, Ocean Avenue Entertainment, Inc. is the destination for productions that offer hope to audiences looking for inspiration in entertainment. It is committed to releasing films and television programming that are inspiring and redemptive. For more information, please visit www.oceanave.tv.
About Toy Gun Films
Toy Gun Films is an independent film production company run by Director/Producer Brent Ryan Green. For more information, please visit www.toygunfilms.com.
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