Walt Disney's life hits the big screen "WALT BEFORE MICKEY" A feature film set to start filming in Florida this month

Dec 11, 2013, 15:00 ET from Armando Gutierrez, Jr.

MIAMI, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Armando Gutierrez, a Florida native, announces the filming schedule of "Walt Before Mickey," a big screen movie about the life of a simple man with a big dream: Walt Disney.

Set in the early 1900's, the film is based on the book "Walt Before Mickey" that chronicles Walt's early years and his rise to success.

This feature film is being produced by Armando Gutierrez (Henry & Me), Jeff Rice (Executive Producer of End Before Watch, 2 GUNS, Broken City, Lone Survivor), Christian Vogeler (Silver Linings Playbook), Arthur Bernstein (Hitters Anonymous), Ben Everard (Keeping Time), and directed by Ari Taub (Last Letters of Monte Rosa).

The hardcover book "Walt Before Mickey," written by Timothy Susanin, and its forward written by Diane Disney Miller, was the only book ever supported by the Disney family. "Walt remains a 20th century icon, and I am happy Armando is bringing his incredible story to the big screen," says Timothy Susanin.

"'Walt Before Mickey' is a fresh take on a classic American ideal, exploring a part of Walt Disney's life that little is known about," says Armando Gutierrez.

Filming will commence this December in Central Florida. Casting is being handled by Frank Licari, 561-262-0114 and Patrick Baca.

For more information, please visit: www.waltbeforemickey.com

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