**WINNER - Miami Film Festival - Zeno Mountain Award**
This trailer showcases the work we have done over the past three years, striving to tell the story of an amazing person. We are still filming for the feature documentary. If you would like to support the film please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the story of one man, his perseverance in the face of adversity and the lives he changed through music. Doug Burris had dreams of rock n roll stardom. At the age of 23 years old his world was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. Through the turbulent years of coming to terms with the debilitating effects of the disease he found purpose in his life through music education. He founded the first ever high school rock band and the second oldest high school sound engineering program in the country. Even though MS ravaged his body, leaving him a quadriplegic for most of his career, Mr. Burris lived life on HIS terms, realizing his dreams through the accomplishments of his students, whose lives he changed through music, and with guidance, friendship and an occasional swift kick in the ass.
Production: Hyperion XIII
Director: Brian J. Leitten
Producers: Rodolfo Troncoso (RE ALUM), Jude Leitten, Mackenzie Houston
Directory of Photography: Eduardo Belaval (RE ALUM)
We've had lots of support on the music side, here are some songs that have been created for the project from former students of Doug Burris:
"Satellite" by Ken Sharp and co-produced by Fernando Perdomo
"Something Unreal" by Ex Norwegian
"Life" by Karen Feldner
"Life Will Brake You" by Rodolfo Troncoso
"My Life" by Rodolfo Troncoso
"Go" by Karen Feldner
"Screaming Birds" by Jennifer Kaiser
Production Audio: Satori Sounds
Editors: Carlos Pérez
Color: Alan Louis Gordon
We couldn't do what we are doing without the help of Michael "Mac" McNamee, the Miami Beach Senior High School Rock Ensemble, and all of Doug Burris' students, friends and family.