This movie has a deep personal connection for me. Scott McDermott, my friend who I met many, many years ago in personal development/growth workshops created this documentary.
In 2014 Scott thought it would be a cool idea to do a documentary on, “What it takes to do an Ultraman.” So he threw the idea past his friend/director/filmmaker Drew Kenworth , who coincidentally also thought that it would make an awesome film festival documentary. So together they started to create a documentary.
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In 2015 Scott accidentally changed the direction and tone of the whole documentary. As Scott slid into a guard rail on his bike at 60 – 70 kph on the second day of the race.
Scott was airlifted from the race course where he spent 5 days in the emergency ward. With additional surgeries following back home in Canada.
The documentary shifted from what it takes for a healthy man to do an Ultraman, to one of how does a man with brain trauma, many broken bones recover and return to the competative world of Ultramarathons?