As hurdler Johnny Dutch prepares for the biggest race of his life, more than just his Olympic dream is at stake. A independent documentary on track star and filmmaker Johnny Dutch. One man chasing two dreams.
Johnny Dutch is a world-class hurdler who directs zombie films in his spare time. He made the finals at the Olympic Trials in 2008 and again in 2012, coming within a half second of qualifying. As he prepared for the 2016 Trials, Johnny knew this would likely be his last shot at achieving his Olympic dream. Yet an Olympic medal wasn't Johnny's only dream. Since his mother gave him a camcorder when he was a boy, he has been making DIY movies. He studied film production at the University of South Carolina and later directed a two-part zombie film available on YouTube. Knowing his track career would eventually end, Johnny was counting on Olympic success to open up doors to a filmmaking career afterward. But he also knew he would have to run his fastest race yet at the Olympic Trials.