USA, 2018, 85 min
The Push is an inspirational documentary about the power of never giving up. Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country, the Lake Tahoe native burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of pursuits. On January 17, 2012, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable, and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself ~nearly 100 miles (the final degree of latitude) to the most inhospitable place on the planet – the bottom of the globe, the geographic South Pole.
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Today, Grant is the emerging face of spinal cord recovery and heralds his message of choosing positivity through adversity so that we may all climb a mountain for someone we love.
As a highly accomplished cinematographer, director of photography and writer, Brian Niles brings his award winning list of talents with him to every project he undertakes. Brian is known as the “Swiss Army Knife” of film making.
Audience Award for Best Documentary – AmDocs 2018. Audience Award for Best Documentary – Illuminate FF 2018. Audience Award for Best Documentary – Sonoma IFF 2018. Jury Award for Best Documentary – Santa Barbara IFF 2018.
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