Let ‘Em Play Documentary

After California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete in their own division, we followed four from the inaugural division as they entered the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journeys are a roller-coaster ride of unforeseen circumstances.

Let ‘Em Play Documentary

After California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete in their own division, we followed four from the inaugural division as they entered the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journeys are a roller-coaster ride of unforeseen circumstances.

Let ‘Em Play Documentary

After California created a division allowing high school disabled athletes to compete in their own division, we followed four from the inaugural division as they entered the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. Their journeys are a roller-coaster ride of unforeseen circumstances.

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Let ‘Em Play is a documentary that follows the journey of four para athletes who were given the opportunity to compete in track & field events after the state of California adopted rules for disabled high school athletes. Nearly four years after the inaugural para division debuted at the CIF State Championships, two of the athletes have advanced in international competition with one female sprinter Michelle Cross (cerebral palsy) being named to the Junior World Team and the Para Pan American Team in 2019. While their goal is be named to the U.S. Paralympic Team and compete in Tokyo in 2021, their journey is filled with peaks and valleys, including injuries, rule changes and questionable decisions made by top leadership that disrupted an entire training cycle and changed the selection process.

Project in Development

A.C.E., a short feature film based on a true story, now in production…

Divers exploring the A.C.E. in 2010

Divers exploring the A.C.E. in 2010.

Early in the morning on Nov. 26, 2005, the A.C.E., a 58-foot commercial fishing boat, was en route to the Dana Point Harbor after a night of bait fishing. Offshore winds, which kicked up a sharp and quick chop producing vertically shaped waves breaking only seconds apart, slammed the boat’s port side relentlessly until it finally capsized. Amazingly…  Read the full story here.

Stories published about the accident can be found by clicking on ARTICLES from the home page and scrolling down to SHIPWRECKS. The script is discoverable on Coverfly and Film Freeway.

Marshootz Productions is primarily engaged in producing documentary films.