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My Run -- Indiewood Pictures in Association with Destiny Pictures presents the award-winning MY RUN, the inspirational documentary of Terry Hitchcock, narrated by Academy Award winner Billy Bob Thornton. 

After tragically losing his wife to breast cancer and struggling to raise three young children on his own, real life super hero and modern day Forrest Gump, Terry Hitchcock seized on an idea. He wanted to accomplish the impossible: run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days to bring attention to the incredibly difficult lives of single-parent families. MY RUN is more than a film about a guy running multiple marathons; it’s a film about the daily marathons we all run in life.

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31 March 2011 (USA) See more »
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Be Somebody's Hero
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Cast

 
J. Marie Fieger ... Herself
Chris Hitchcock ... Himself
Jason Hitchcock ... Himself
Teri Sue Hitchcock ... Herself
Terry Hitchcock ... Himself
Scott Meier ... Himself
Christine Redlin ... Sue (voice)
Andy Stemig ... Himself

Billy Bob Thornton ... Narrator
John Williams ... Himself
Perry Williams ... Himself

Directed by
Tim VandeSteeg 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Kim Pederson  writer

Produced by
Steven Abdo .... co-executive producer (as Steve Abdo)
Matthew Alexander .... associate producer
Mark Castaldo .... producer
Al Edeker .... executive producer
David Frank .... associate producer
Kim Pederson .... associate producer
Christian V. Pierce .... co-producer
Christine Redlin .... co-producer
Daniel Satorius .... associate producer (as Dan Satorius)
Eddie L. Stephens Jr. .... co-producer
Jeffrey Turner .... associate producer
Tim VandeSteeg .... executive producer
Tim VandeSteeg .... producer
Johan Wallin .... co-executive producer
Chung Yang .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Steve Horner 
 
Cinematography by
Matt Ehling 
 
Film Editing by
David Frank 
 
Production Management
Erin Bundra .... production manager
David Frank .... post-production supervisor
Tom Higgins .... production manager: Minneapolis
Michael Moore .... second unit production manager: Minneapolis
Mike Nead .... production manager (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Chase Brandau .... sound re-recording mixer
Joe Kalish .... voice over recordist
Nick Mihalevich .... sound re-recording mixer (as Chase Brandaunick Mihalevich)
 
Visual Effects by
Mariana Acuña Acosta .... visual effects supervisor (as Mariana Acuna)
Sanaz Memarian .... graphic design
Derek Toomes .... graphic designer: poster
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Mary S. Atwood .... stock photo
Michael Durant .... camera operator: 1996 footage
Robin Harris .... grip
Jeramey Jannene .... stock photo
Rodney Johnson .... grip
Micheal Jones .... stock photo
Nick Kapanke .... second unit camera
Jeremiah Laroche .... grip
Katherine Loudenslager .... grip
Mike Nead .... grip
 
Animation Department
Benjamin Hall .... logo animator: 3D (as Ben Hall)
Anand Hurkadli .... logo animator: 2D
Eddie Ulrich .... animation director: logos
 
Editorial Department
Robert S. Douglas .... colorist: and color technical support
Sean Main .... digital intermediate producer
Jason Wallace .... post production consultant
Wes Whatley .... additional colorist: NT Productions
Monica F.P. Williams .... colorist
 
Music Department
Christine Redlin .... music clearance supervisor
 
Other crew
Erin Bundra .... production coordinator: Los Angeles
Lyvia Bydlowski .... production assistant
Richard E. Chaffin .... production assistant
Jessica Deline .... PR/marketing consultant
Matt Dupont .... production assistant
Steven Erkel .... production assistant
Matthew Feeney .... publicity associate
J. Marie Fieger .... marketing associate
Nemer Fieger .... marketing
Tracy Goode .... publicity associate
Mary Henry .... production assistant
Tom Higgins .... production assistant
Alex Horner .... production assistant
Todd Johnson .... production assistant
Doug Lattery .... marketing: and web production (additional )
Keanan Marble .... production assistant
Michael Moore .... location manager
Mary Olson .... production coordinator: Minneapolis
Robin Parkinson .... marketing associate
Greg Pressler .... marketing: and outreach
Christine Redlin .... marketing and promotion: supervisor
Daniel Satorius .... legal services (as Dan Satorius)
Ryan Stephens .... production assistant
Derek Toomes .... web site designer
Katie Ulmann .... production assistant
Erin VandeSteeg .... intern: on line marketing
 
Thanks
Michael Arturo .... thanks
Ron Gilbert .... thanks
Sue Hitchcock .... in loving memory
Thomas Ray .... thanks
Afshin Shahidi .... special thanks
Ashley Wilkes .... special thanks
 

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MY RUN has won multiple awards that include "Audience Award" - Austin Film Festival, "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary" - Newport Beach Film Festival, "Grand Jury" Las Vegas Film Festival, "Best of Fest" - Minn/St. Paul Int. Film Festival, "Outstanding Achievement in Documentary Filmmaking" - VISIONFEST Film Festival, "Best Documentary" - Mammoth Film Festival, "Award of Merit" - Accolade Competition and awarded the "Family-Friendly Seal" from The Dove Foundation.See more »
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Terry Hitchcock:Be a hero, be somebody's hero.See more »

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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
'My Run' is an inspiring and emotional journey, 27 April 2010
Author: d_art from LA Area

My Run is a documentary directed by Tim VandeSteeg (and narrated by Billy Bob Thornton), which centers around Terry Hitchcock, a 50+ year old man, who tragically loses his wife to breast cancer and struggles raising three kids on his own. One day, he gets an idea to accomplish the impossible—"run 75 consecutive marathons in 75 consecutive days," despite his health problems, to raise awareness for the plight of single parents and their kids. While on this journey, he brings inspiration to the community around him as well as his family and friends.

Remember that late 15 minute (or so) segment of Forrest Gump where Forrest is running all over the U.S. map, bumping into all kinds of people, and somehow inspiring them? I had always wondered, during that whole journey, what things did he take away from everything he saw along the way? I have to admit that that 15 minute segment seemed out of place because it could've been a whole other movie on its own (in fact, it felt like a different movie). Well, My Run is THAT movie and yes, answers that question I had. Of course, the difference, compared to Forrest Gump, being that this is a true story.

In essence, this is a road movie, except it is on foot. I've often said one of the most important elements of any good road movie is that it must be more about the inner journey of the character(s) than the external journey of going from point A-to-B. This film is just that kind of film. As Terry attempts his 2000-plus mile attempt, the camera follows wherever he runs to, the various places and people he encounters along the way. He also encounters many obstacles, weather conditions, along with physical and mental strain. What is unusual is that he isn't a marathon runner at all. He's 57, doesn't have a runner's body, and he has a heart condition. In the film, Terry explains to us that this particular journey has a symbolic parallel with his own life, faith, and struggles as a single parent.

It is always difficult for me to critique a documentary because I can't really blame the writer if the writing is bad and even the director is somewhat limited in control. Ultimately, I believe the quality should depend on how well the film presents the subject and how interesting the subject is. Terry Hitchcock, thankfully, is a fascinating personality, while still being very real. We feel his emotions, his imperfections, and his insight about life. The film is interspersed with interviews with his family members, friends, trainer, and Terry himself, with voice-over narration kept to a minimum.

What I particularly appreciated about this film was the organic nature. It wasn't static or overly facts-driven. There was humor, yet it wasn't sarcastic or cynical. I liked how we got to know more of Terry's insight from the people that he met. I liked how it wasn't voice-over heavy. The film is an emotional one, but is brought on by the people and their stories. We get to know a lot about his son, his biggest supporter, in subtle ways.

What's great about films like this, about regular people like Terry, is that ultimately, it is not all about him, or how great he is, but it is what he does with what he has, as well as the community support, that makes him an inspiration. Yes, he does accomplish his goal, but it was the journey that was more important—and how he reacted to those obstacles. While he may not be as physically fit, talented, or young as some of us may be, he reminds us that even we, who do have more, can achieve great heights. Yes, we could watch yet another documentary on Kobe Bryant or Michael Jackson, films that are there to mostly show how "human" they really are (and to sell more records and tickets). Terry, on the other hand, is already "human"—he is all of us (at one point or another) and like his friends, his family, and his community, we are journeying in our lives right along with him. I give My Run **** out of **** stars.

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