Filmmakers Grant Korgan & Geoff Callan Show World Premiere of THE PUSH at Santa Barbara International Film Festival

Grant Korgan and guide trek across the Antarctic tundra. (Courtesy: High Fives Organization)

THE PUSH, an inspirational documentary directed by Grant Korgan and Geoff Callan tells the story of Grant Korgan, the first spinal cord injury athlete to traverse nearly 100 miles to the geographic South Pole, is set to have its world premiere at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival on February 9th, 2018.

In March of 2010 while filming a snowmobiling segment in the Sierra Nevada back country, world class adventurer Grant Korgan burst his L1 vertebrae, paralyzing him from the waist down. After receiving his original prognosis of never being able to walk unassisted again, Grant made a choice. “I chose very powerfully to recover, no matter what the odds.”

Following 22 months of grueling recovery, physical therapy, training and introspection, Grant decided to embark on his next adventure, literally pushing himself on a sit-ski nearly 100 miles across the freezing, inhospitable tundra of Antarctica to reach the geographic South Pole. THE PUSH chronicles an incredible journey as Grant, along with his guides, face nature at its most brutal, and casts aside presumed physical limitations to push his own limits, and inspire others to make that same push.

World class adventurer, Grant Korgan. (Courtesy: Grant Korgan)

The Baum Foundation’s support for THE PUSH is aimed at sharing encouraging stories of hope and perseverance, especially in the face of complete adversity. THE PUSH will be screened on February 9th and 10th at the 33rd annual Santa Barbara International Film

Festival in Santa Barbara, CA.

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