Roadside Attractions acquires Tim Tebow’s Run the Race drama
Run the Race, executive produced by Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow and E.P. Robby Tebow, is an inspiring and uplifting film about two young brothers facing unbelievable odds with an unbreakable bond that will be released nationwide on February 22, 2019, through a distribution deal with Roadside Attractions. You can check out the official Run the Race trailer below, as well as new photos in the gallery!
In Run the Race, two desperate brothers sacrifice today for a better tomorrow. Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship in the hopes of earning he and his brother, David, a ticket out of town. But when a devastating injury sidelines Zach, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future.
“I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer. I believe Run the Race accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but them getting through it by supporting each other and their faith. I hope those who see it can walk away with more faith, hope, and love,” said Tim Tebow.
Run the Race stars Mykelti Williamson (Fences, Forrest Gump) as the boys’ coach, Frances Fisher (Titanic, Unforgiven) as their surrogate mother, Tanner Stine (NCIS, HBO’s Here & Now) as Zach, and Evan Hofer (Kickin’ It) as David. Supporting cast includes Kristoffer Polaha, Mario Van Peebles and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George.
The movie is directed by Chris Dowling (Where Hope Grows) and co-written by McEntire, Dowling, and Jason Baumgardner. From Reserve Entertainment and 10th Leper Productions, the film is produced by Darren Moorman, Jake McEntire, and Ken Carpenter.
Roadside Attractions released the #1 independent film of 2018, the faith-based I Can Only Imagine, which grossed $83.5M. “I Can Only Imagine, Roadside’s highest grossing film, affirmed that inspirational, quality faith-based stories can reach a huge, highly-valued audience,” said Roadside Attractions Co-Presidents and Co-Founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff. “Tim and Robby Tebow are fantastic partners, and we believe their Run the Race will be embraced as enthusiastically by audiences nationwide.”
“Roadside Attractions’ experience with finding the right audiences for independent films makes them the perfect distribution partner for Run the Race,” added Executive Producer Bill Reeves of WTA Group.
Principal filming on Run the Race was in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition to Robby and Tim Tebow and Reeves, executive producers include Erik Weir, Trey Brunson, Joe Kosakowski and Erik Dellenback.