Media Coverage

San Diego para athletes get the spotlight — and inspire — in a new documentary | May 1, 2021

SDSU’s Michelle Cross is featured in ‘Let ‘Em Play,’ which highlights track and field para athletes Read the whole story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

San Diego para athletes
San Diego para athletes

San Diego para athletes get the spotlight — and inspire — in a new documentary | May 1, 2021

SDSU’s Michelle Cross is featured in ‘Let ‘Em Play,’ which highlights track and field para athletes Read the whole story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Cross the finish line with the sports documentary ‘Let ‘Em Play’ | Feb 16, 2021

Let ‘Em Play director Scott Marshutz doesn’t shy away from the difficulties each athlete faces as they vie for the chance to represent their country. The documentary gets up and close with each of them as they wade through a series of injuries, rule changes, and a few questionable decisions made by top leadership. Read the whole story on Film Daily.

Cross the finish line with the sports documentary ‘Let ‘Em Play’ | Feb 16, 2021

Let ‘Em Play director Scott Marshutz doesn’t shy away from the difficulties each athlete faces as they vie for the chance to represent their country. The documentary gets up and close with each of them as they wade through a series of injuries, rule changes, and a few questionable decisions made by top leadership. Read the whole story on Film Daily.

Journalist turned director Scott Marshutz on his first documentary Let ‘Em Play | Aug 25, 2020

Despite the global pandemic, filmmaker Scott Marshutz has just completed his first full-length documentary Let ‘Em Play. His film follows four disabled student athletes into the high-stakes world of international Paralympics competition.
Read full article here.

Challenged Athletes Live Q&A with Bob Babbitt:
Episode Thirty Three | Aug 21, 2020

Join us for an engaging conversation with Bob Babbitt and Let ‘Em Play Filmmaker Scott Marshutz and athlete Teylor Becher-Synowiec.

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.

Challenged Athletes Live Q&A with Bob Babbitt: Episode Thirty Three | Aug 21, 2020

Join us for an engaging conversation with Bob Babbitt and Let ‘Em Play Filmmaker Scott Marshutz and athlete Teylor Becher-Synowiec.

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.

Scott Marshutz sheds light on his first film “Let ‘Em Play”, an inspiring story of four remarkable para athletes | Aug 18, 2020

Scott Marshutz is a debut filmmaker with a passion for storytelling. He pulled together his resources to capture the stories of four para athletes who were given the opportunity to excel in track and field after the state of California adopted rules for disabled high school athletes and then followed the athletes as they advanced into the high-stakes world of international Paralympic competition. “Let ‘Em Play” is an informative and touching documentary. Here is my Q and A with the film’s producer, Scott Marshutz. Read full article here.