Los Angeles, California – Higher Purpose Media, founded by film veteran Brad Wilson last year, has announced their first film under the new banner. “SCREAMING HALT” (working title) will be based on the true story of Indy race car driver Davey Hamilton whose racing career almost ended on June 9, 2001 following a devastating crash at the Texas Motor Speedway. After 21 operations and two years of rehabilitation Davey returned to Indy Car racing at the 91st running of the Indianapolis 500 in May 2007 and finished 9th. 2010 will mark the third year in a row Davey has returned again to the IndyCar series since the devastating accident. “Davey has an amazing story of hope and faith” said Brad Wilson who will serve as the film’s producer. “His story will inspire film going audiences around the world with the powerful message that through faith in God and pure determination, we can all overcome any of life’s costly interruptions” Wilson said.
HIGHER PURPOSE MEDIA will be working on this film in association with POWER IN FAITH which Wilson co-founded with Jamie Elliott and Ralph Portillo in 2004. POWER IN FAITH has produced numerous films since then such as the recent “SET APART” which was released this past September by Provident/Sony, in addition to the faith based TV drama series “BELIEVERS AMONG US.” Jamie Elliott will also serve as Producer on “SCREAMING HALT” which will be directed by award winning director Ralph Portillo. “Ralph has been a life-long Indy racing fan and will bring great truth and visuals to the film to accompany a powerfully inspirational story” Wilson said. Davey Hamilton said of Portillo, “Having someone like Ralph direct this film is a blessing…a talented film maker who also knows the sport inside out.”
Award winning screenwriter Max Myers has been tapped to write the original screenplay and will team him again with Brad Wilson. In 2002 and based on an original idea from Wilson, Myers scripted and directed the film “DON’T LET GO” starring Academy Award nominee Kathryn Ross and recording and Broadway star Levi Kreis. “I’m thrilled to be working with Max again” Wilson said. “He is a tremendous talent who always loved Americana growing up in Europe…Indy racing is a sport recognized around the world and Max not only has special sensibilities for great Americana but an eye for international appeal in his writing at the same time. I have great trust in Max’s writing. It always comes from a place of truth” said Wilson.
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