World Wide Motion Pictures is excited to distribute the stirring new indie film Time for a Champion. Time for a Champion, written by Barry Glasser, a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, was produced in Pharr, Texas by college preparatory students and faculty from the Pharr-San Juan-Alamo Independent School District.
Elena, the main character, is a homeless Latina girl who is adopted by a journalist and, although now in a loving home, overcomes difficult circumstances by pouring herself into her high school track team. The track team provides solace for Elena, who is bullied by her peers, since her classmates find her quiet and standoffish attitude off-putting. As Elena learns in the film: words hurt, running heals.
World Wide Motion Pictures is distributing this unique and independent film with a distinct purpose: to help decrease bullying. In an effort to help spearhead this ever-evolving and important topic, World Wide has partnered with several anti-bullying organizations to raise awareness of the negative effects bullying can have in schools.
Several international organizations like Stop the Bully, founded in Ireland by spokesman Pat Forde, or proponents from the Anti-Bullying Movement in Louisiana. These supporters of the film are helping cast a wide net on the issue of bullying and draw this behavior into the limelight. Will Elena overcome bullying in her school?
Stay tuned for an expected release date of February 24th, 2017 in Pharr, Texas: make sure to check out all our social media, where we will keep you posted on dates, behind the scenes content, and a few contests too! – coinciding with Anti- bullying Day on February 28th & 29th.