The Push is an award winning documentary about the power of never giving up. Grant Korgan is a world-class adventurer, nano-mechanics professional, and husband. On March 5, 2010, while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country, the Lake Tahoe native burst-fractured his L1 vertebrae, and suddenly added the world of spinal cord injury recovery to his list of pursuits.
On January 17, 2012, along with two seasoned explorers, Grant attempted the insurmountable, and became the first spinal cord injured athlete to literally PUSH himself ~nearly 100 miles (the final degree of latitude) to the most inhospitable place on the planet – the bottom of the globe, the geographic South Pole.
Festival Wins include:
Jurors Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY AT the 33rd Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival
Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Sonoma International Film Festival
Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at American Documentary Film Festival
Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the St. Louis International Film Festival
Most Inspirational Film Award at the San Diego International Film Festival.
Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Rhode Island International Film Festival
Audience Award for BEST DOCUMENTARY at the Edmonton International Film Festival
Audience Award for BEST FILM at the Bend Film Festival
Directors: Grant Korgan and Brian Niles
Produced by: Jeff Allard, Geoff Callan
Producers: Tal Fletcher Jr, Shawna Korgan, Grant Korgan
Executive Producers: Todd Berardi, Patrick Rivelli, Andy Wirth, David Schneider, Frank Slootman
Editor: Brian Niles
Screenplay by: Lisa Bernard
Written by: Grant Korgan, Brian Niles
DP: Tom Day
Consulting Producer: Jack Youngelson
Original Story by: Roy Tuscany
Story by: Steven Siig
Co Producers: Josh "Bones" Murphy, Mike Shaw, Alyssa Warnock, Hilary Newsom, Kurt Miller, Tom Day, Steven Siig
Creative Director: Ronnie Parker