|1||Gary Brackett's journey from the streets of Glassboro, NJ to the Super Bowl wasn't paved with gold. Grit, guts, & determination won the day|
|2||The creative team (directors, writers, and producers) have more than 60 years of combined experience having appeared in TV and film.|
|3||The writer's last two films (The Divorce Party & Spy Intervention) have both received day and date theatrical and streaming releases.|
|4||Gray Brackett leads the Impact Foundation aiding underserved youth in IN. While there is no direct connection, Gary has always given back.|
|5||The creative team has begun conversations with various production partners in Hollywood and is well-positioned to bring aboard key partners.|
|6||Director Mo McRae is excited to be making his feature length directorial debut after building a notable career in front of the camera.|
|7||Director Mo McRae also directed the promotional materials seen here and on the official site Brackett.movie.|
|8||Keeping true to form, Gary Brackett has been involved and will be involved ensuring accuracy/validity to the storytelling. Gary has already invested over $110k|
Here is some of the Behind the Scenes footage above.
(Director Mo McRae discusses shooting a scene with Gary Brackett on set during our promo shoot)
Gary Brackett has tackled countless challenges in his football career while triumphing over life’s adversities. After being recognized as a star football player for Glassboro High School, Brackett l went unnoticed my major universities. When Rutgers extended an opportunity at the last possible moment, Brackett succeeded as one of the standouts on teams that constantly struggled to win on the field.
Given the low Division I exposure, Brackett felt his NFL dreams slipping away. When a make-shift local combine was announced, Brackett hustled his way onto the radar of a Indianapolis Colts scout. Though he went undrafted, Brackett received an invitation to camp with an opportunity to make the squad.
Sheer, determination, hustle and heart caught the attention of Coach Dungy and Brackett earned a spot on the team. The boy from a small town in New Jersey now stood on the shoulders of giants in the NFL.
However, Brackett’s professional success would soon be mired by a litany of personal tragedy. The string of events would cause even the most resolute among us to question everything. Over the course of a 3-year period, his best friend, father, mother and brother would pass away in separate occurrences.
Each time these tragedies required Brackett to dig deeper and push harder with the understanding that “tomorrow is not guaranteed.”
On February 4th, 2007 Brackett, along with his Indianapolis Colts family, achieved the pinnacle of success in sports when they defeated the Chicago Bears to win Super Bowl XLI.
In that moment, Brackett couldn’t help but reflect on a journey of courage, loss and perseverance. Through a combination of grit and guts, Gary Brackett’s journey is one of inspiration.
(An image of Dexter Darden as Gary Brackett from the promo shoot in Los Angeles, CA)
Themes: Family, Football, Faith
“We were the type of family that, right or wrong, we stuck up for each other.” – Gary Brackett.
Growing up on the streets of Camden, followed by Glassboro, NJ wasn’t the easiest childhood, but it was our childhood. Gangs, drugs, violence were always palpable in the air. But somehow, someway, I largely avoided those vices. Driven by the fact that I needed to do better in order to enhance and lift my family.
(Gary Brackett moments after he won the Super Bowl capping an emotional journey of loss and perseverance.)
When Reggie White came to speak one day, he spoke of “dreaming big and reaching for the clouds… because, even if you miss, you’ll be among the stars.” That visit was paramount to my goal of becoming a pro. His speech helped me define a goal, a path. To distill the impossible. Even if others laughed, I knew that one-day…some way, some how…I was going to play in the NFL.
(Co-captain Gary Brackett is interviewed after his Super Bowl Win)
When someone embodies faith, they feel complete confidence in something or someone. My mother cemented the idea of faith in my life at very young age. Religious in nature, she deeply believed in the power of prayer. When I would come to her for advice, she would say, “Have you prayed about it?” You should work as if everything depends on you, and pray as if everything depends upon God.” Those words have consistently served me well throughout the journey of my life.
(Gary Brackett moments after making a tackle in the Super Bowl.)
One campaign perk includes a signed, autographed, copy of Brackett's autobiography!
Another perk includes a signed script from available cast during production!
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