The Rebound: A Wheelchair Basketball Documentary Story
To inspire audiences, raise awareness for wheelchair basketball programs, including the Miami Heat Wheels, and help create enriching opportunities for people with physical disabilities through crowdfunding, social conversation, events and creative media.
THE STORY OF THE MIAMI HEAT WHEELS
Wheelchair basketball has been in Miami since the early 90’s, but the program has been challenged in recent years due to budget constraints. As a result, the Miami youth and women’s programs have been shut down. Now, the Miami Heat Wheels is the last team still pushing for glory in Miami.
The film takes audiences inside the lives of the members of the Miami Heat Wheels wheelchair basketball team and their quest for a NWBA National Championship. Compelling stories of determination, hardship, and achievement help audiences understand the impact of wheelchair basketball and the amazing opportunities it provides for people with physical disabilities.
YOU CAN HELP MAKE THIS FILM A SUCCESS
This film is key to bringing wheelchair basketball into the spotlight and sharing these amazing stories with audiences around the world. Your involvement will strengthen the movement and help improve lives. Here are the best ways you can get involved:
- Make a donation to the film production: Click Here!
- Share this project with your friends, families and social networks – power in numbers, baby!
- Contact us here about getting involved with the film. This could include partnering for upcoming events, sponsorship, press opportunities, or more!
By sharing the motivating stories of the Miami Heat Wheels and many others in the wheelchair basketball community, the project will help others find the strength to live beyond their physical limitations, and encourage communities to actively support their local teams.
Shaina Koren is the Creative Director, Lead Cinematographer, and Lead Editor for the documentary film. Shaina is a graduate of James Madison University’s School of Media Arts and Design and currently owns her own cinematography studio: Shaina Koren Cinematography
In collaboration with the, this film is being produced by Mike Esposito and Shaina Koren, Co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography, Inc. It is currently an independently funded project, but Donors and additional Producers are encouraged to get involved. Please contact the Producers here.