Screening Date: January 30, 2015
This documentary chronicles the remarkable lengths a Virginia man was willing to go to help children with cancer. First-time filmmaker Jay Korff follows Tom Mitchell, affectionately known as Tattoo Tom, during his attempt to finish a 100 mile trail race in which each mile is dedicated to a different child. This lush visual narrative explores in stark detail the human condition when faced with daunting physical and emotional challenges. This is not a "running" movie. It's a film about hope and selflessness in the wake of loss.
Director: Jay Korff
22-time Regional Emmy winner Jay Korff has been telling stories for nearly a quarter of a century as a television news reporter. For the last 11 years he's been with WJLA, the ABC affiliate in Washington DC. He's always wanted to delve into longer format work and hopes the message of selflessness in "The Stillbrave 100" inspires those who watch this gripping narrative. Jay is also a hands on director. He shot, wrote, edited and narrated his first documentary.
Go. Be. Do.