The Rebound follows the underdog journey of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team and three adaptive athletes as they rally towards their own dreams, on and off the court, with an opportunity for a second chance, and to win against all odds.
HOST A SCREENING
Find out how you can see the The Rebound, an award-winning documentary about the journeys of 3 adaptive athletes living beyond life's challenges, who rally the Miami Heat Wheels together on a quest for a national title.
Cinequest Film Festival
WINNER: Kaiser Thrive Award
Miami Film Society - Special Presentation
Dallas International Film Festival
Sunscreen Film Festival
Brooklyn Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Documentary
Navajo Nation Museum
Adaptive Sports USA Junior Nationals
No Barriers USA Summit
Macon Film Festival
St. Petersburg College
Gallup Film Festival
JURY AWARD x4 (Documentary Category): Best Documentary; Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Editing
Cinema Touching Disability Film Festival
Awareness Film Festival
WINNER: Jury Award for Best Documentary
Naples International Film Festival
WINNER: Audience Award for Best Documentary
Napa Valley Film Festival
Featured film for NVFF Education's INSPIRE Event at Lincoln Theatre
Loft Film Festival
**WINNER: Audience Choice Award**
San Diego State University
North Carolina State University
Miami Job Corps
Jackson Health Rehabilitation Center
University of Texas at Arlington
James Madison University
HOST A SCREENING - FAQ's
To arrange a screening at a campus, local theater, organization, conference, or other community venue, you may currently request to rent the film for one-time use. The Rebound is available in both Blu-Ray and DVD formats. We’ll provide you with everything you need to plan a successful screening.
Fees vary depending on type of institution and audience size. Some restrictions may apply.
Filmmakers Shaina Allen and Mike Esposito, as well as featured athletes such as Mario Moran, Jeremie Thomas, and Orlando Carrillo (and more!) are available for post-screening Q&A, speaking to your group, and even host an exclusive wheelchair basketball workshop for an additional honorarium plus travel expenses.
How does it work?
When you host a screening, you are organizing the event. It’s your event, so it’s up to you to choose the date, time, venue, partners, team and other details, then promote it within your community and coordinate the event the day of.
While some people do all the organizing themselves, we recommend putting a team together to help with planning, promotion, and most definitely support the day-of. Local sports organizations and businesses in your community tend to make great partners, and might be able to lend support and volunteers–a big plus!
STEP 1: Submit a request form. It helps if you have a date and venue selected beforehand, but not necessary.
STEP 2: We’ll get in touch with you with any questions (or answers), and then send over a screening rental licensing agreement for you to purchase the rights for your screening.
STEP 3: Once we’ve received your agreement, we’ll send an invoice to process payment, a digital toolkit to make promotion easy, and ship your rental media (DVD or BluRay).
STEP 4: After your screening of The Rebound, you'll return the DVD or BluRay to an address we’ll provide, and we’d love to hear your feedback!
Where can a screening be held?
There are numerous options for finding a venue to screen the film. For the best experience, we recommend a local cinema, theater, or auditorium outfitted with a projector, screen and audio system. Colleges, universities, high schools, religious and community centers often have event spaces with audio/video capabilities.
We're flexible though, you could host a screening at your next big special event, conference, local community center, or at your company's annual meeting. Use your imagination!
What if I want to host more than one screening?
We thought you’d never ask! Contact us through the request form to discuss bulk discounts on licensing 3 or more screenings
Can I have filmmakers or athletes speak at my event?
It always makes for an especially engaging event when a film team member or featured athlete can speak at your screening. We've hosted live Q&A's, performed on stage, participated in panels, and hosted workshops at all types of events coast-to-coast. Contact us about having a speaker at your event! Speakers can be booked with your screening rental, and require an separate honorarium plus travel costs.
Not sure how to fund that?
We recommend partnering with like-minded organization(s), local sponsors, or local school/university to help share costs. Framing your screening as a fundraiser can incentivize a sponsor, and ticketing your event or asking for donations at the door is completely up to you.
With appropriate planning, you’ll be happy to see the screening kit's cost coming back to you - in more ways than one. Here are just a few ideas to cover your event budget, and maybe even have $$ left over so that your time and energy are covered:
- Charge admission or ask for donations (Recommended donation: $10-25)
- Find local sports-friendly sponsors who want exposure and publicity for their products or services in the community and will chip in for the kit in exchange for some promotion
- Get a team of volunteers or a local restaurant to donate some food or snacks to give for free to bring added value to the cost of a screening ticket or to sell in addition to the screening ticket.
Can I purchase a copy of the film to keep?
The film is not yet available for individual purchase, but we're spending the offseason planning for The Rebound's official release! To find out when it will be released, sign up for our mailing list.
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