The Rebound is a documentary about the spirit of wheelchair basketball and the athletes’ journey to overcome challenges in search of new opportunities.
The Miami Heat Wheels are a competitive wheelchair basketball team, contending for both a National Championship and the local support they need to keep the gym doors open like many other programs around the country. The team is about more than basketball, it’s an outlet for a roster of charismatic athletes – individuals looking for a community of their own and an opportunity for a better life. The story reveals the raw, uncut reality of what it’s like for athletes living with disabilities, and the impact of the sport on their lives.
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The film, 2 years in the making, dives deep inside the lives of the athletes while following the Miami Heat Wheels on their quest to rise to the top ranks of the league. “The Rebound” reveals the inspiring, although at times tragic, portrait of the struggle that adaptive athletes face to realize their dreams while adapting to overcome their biggest challenges. While learning to live with their (dis)abilities, these athletes manage to find hope and work tirelessly to create life changing opportunities for themselves through the sport.
Wheelchair basketball is an exciting sport that provides life-changing opportunities, but is often cast aside as just another cause or charity. This groundbreaking story explores what it’s like dealing with trauma, living with a disability, and experiencing The Rebound.
It’s not about what you can’t do, but rather what you can do that matters
The film is presented by Shaina Koren Cinematography in association with DNA Films. The filmmaking team is led by Director Shaina Koren and Executive Producer Mike Esposito, independent filmmakers and Co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography. They are joined by Executive Producers Nick Nanton, Esq., a 3-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and JW Dicks, and Emmy® Award Winning Producer.