The Movement: One Man Joins an Uprising

40 minute documentary film, written and co-directed by Greg I. Hamilton

movt-posterGREG’S DIRECTORIAL DEBUT has received critical acclaim as a Grand Jury Award nominee at the 2012 Sundance Film Festival along with selections and 5 awards from 20 other film festivals around the world.

The Movement is the story of Rick Finkelstein returning to the mountain where his life was changed forever. Paralyzed in a ski accident in 2004 Rick wasn’t expected to live. Even with the latest equipment and support from heroes and pioneers of his sport, Rick faced a daunting challenge with no guarantees. Inspiring Rick on his journey are 13-time Paralympic medalist Chris Waddell, Mike May (who held the world record for speed-skiing blind), adaptive sports pioneer Jim Martinson, and Traci Taylor, a March of Dimes poster child who went on to capture hearts starring in a Warren Miller ski movie.

Narrated by Robert Redford and Warren Miller, the film features music from Foo Fighters, k.d. lang, and U2 along with an original score by Trevor Rabin. This short documentary screened as an official selection at 21 film festivals worldwide, plus:

  • Aired on network broadcast television to more than 40% of U.S. households, including primetime
  • Received a nationwide broadcast via FSN—60 million homes
  • Broadcast on ESPN Classic—30 million homes.
  • Played on Frontier Airlines throughout November, 2012—1 million estimated passengers
  • PSA for the film narrated by Chris Pine played during NBC’s primetime Olympic coverage (averaging 30+ million viewers: at the time it was the most-watched TV event in U.S. history)
  • Released on DVD and in a box set with Robert Redford’s Downhill Racer plus classic ski films from Greg Stump and Matchstick Productions

Click below to watch the trailer for the film (4 minutes).