Filmmakers’ Dreams Come True
Filmmakers Martin Mudry and Alex Nichols’ Dream of Festival Screening was realized this month. On the heels of the documentary’s World Premier at the LUMS International Film Festival in Lahore, Pakistan held February 10 – 12, the filmmakers received more big news this week: Where Dreams Don’t Fade will be screening at the 36th Cleveland International Film Festival in March.
This is big news for EntertainingYourself.com because Martin is also one of our beloved contributors!
We would like to extend our Congratulations to both of these filmmakers, along with its stars, Robert Kigen, Alexander Mneria and Virginia Rono, on this major milestone!
Read on to see the announcement in the Cleveland International Film Festival Program:
Where Dreams Don’t Fade
Country: USA, KENYA
Since 1968 Kenya has won 21 Olympic gold medals in long distance running compared to the U.S.’s three medals. While the rest of the world knows the African region gives birth to some of the best long distance runners on the planet, the true story of how each person gets to the big stage remains hidden. WHERE DREAMS DON’T FADE is an intimate portrait into the trials and tribulations of the men and women who dream of a better life through running. Following three runners, this documentary provides insight into a part of the world where everyone shares the same dream, but the only escape is through hard work, determination, and a little bit of luck. Virginia is relatively new to running and she trains as she searches for a job; Alex was recruited into the army that trained him; and Robert is battling back from injuries hoping to hang on to the last chance he may have. The amount of perseverance, dedication, and discipline is inspiring and one can’t help but root for these runners as they chase their dreams in a place where dreams are all they have. (In English, Swahili, and Kalenjin with subtitles) –T.W.
|Tuesday, March 27||8:45 PM|
|Wednesday, March 28||5:45 PM|
|Thursday, March 29||12:05 PM|
|Sidebars||Standing Up Competition, Pan-African Images, Local Heroes|
|Producer||Alex Nichols, Martin Mudry|
|Screenplay||Alex Nichols, Martin Mudry|
|Cinematography||Alex Nichols, Martin Mudry|
|Editing||Alex Nichols, Martin Mudry|
|Principal Cast||Alexander Mneria, Robert Kigen, Virginia Rono|
|Director Bio||Alex Nichols is a Minnesota native who studied English and film studies before graduating from Colorado College in Colorado Springs in 2007. While there he ran varsity cross country and track, wherein he met fellow filmmaker and runner Martin Mudry.A native of Cleveland Heights, Martin Mudry studied at University School in Shaker Heights and Colorado College in Colorado Springs before finishing his tenure at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minnesota, where he studied filmmaking and graduated with a degree in Psychology.|
|Select Filmography||WHERE DREAMS DON’T FADE (2012)|
|Print Source||Where Dreams Don’t Fade