Tuesday, March 8, 2011

"Coming Off the DL" updates

A recent NY Times article provided a link to the blog documenting the making of "Coming Off the DL." Here are a few updates for all of you new visitors!

This blog followed the process of filmmaking, but you can still find recent updates on Facebook and on Twitter. For more information about the film, you can also check out IMDb and our website (under construction). Don't forget to watch the trailer!

"Coming Off the DL" was an official selection at these past festivals:
Peace on Earth Film Festival
Los Angeles Reel Film Festival, for which it received Honorable Mention for Best Documentary Short Concept

It is will be screening and in competition at the following festivals:
Heart of Gold International Film Festival March 17-20 in Australia
Garden State Film Festival March 31-April 3 in Asbury Park, NJ
Hearts and Minds Film Festival April 1-2 in Wilmington, DE
West Chester Film Festival April 29-May 1 in West Chester, PA
New Hope Film Festival July 8-17 in New Hope, NY

Additionally, it has received the following awards:
Broader Vision Award from the Garden State Film Festival
National Service Award from the National United Cerebral Palsy Association

About "Coming Off the DL":
A 26-minute documentary produced by Steal This Productions in May 2010.

When athletes are “on the DL,” or disabled list, they cannot play due to injury. In the film “Coming Off the DL,” the meaning of “disabled list” changes, but the feeling of exclusion remains. For Frank Kineavy and Nick Gaynor, two students with cerebral palsy who work as managers of the Villanova men’s and women’s basketball teams, the DL represents the limitations and challenges they face every day because of people’s misguided assumptions about their disability. “Coming Off the D.L.” shows how Frank and Nick are overcoming the physical, academic, and social challenges of cerebral palsy and changing the way people see ability.