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Missy Franklin To Dive with Wild Dolphins in Bahamas Film

Missy Franklin, 4-time Olympic gold medalist from the 2012 London Olympic Games, will travel to the Bahamas March, 2013, to star in the film, The Current. (Please note, only her expenses will be covered. Franklin’s involvement is charitable.)

The Current will be helmed by directors Peter Speek and Kurt Miller. Miller’s the son of Warren Miller, one of action sports’ most lauded directors of cinematography. The footage is going to be beautiful!

The film will bring awareness to the Make A Hero campaign, a charity that helps individuals with disabilities enjoy the freedom of sports and recreation.

Crowdfunding, via Kickstarter, is the path they’re using to make this project happen (like Anthony Ervin’s campaign for support at the 2012 FINA World Cup Series via Indiegogo).

Franklin will appear in the film diving with wild dolphins as well as serve as an ambassador for the Make A Hero campaign. Franklin’s no stranger to scuba diving. On a 2011 trip with her family to Hawaii she fell in love with it.

“Swimming with wild dolphins has always been a dream of mine,” said Franklin.

Missy Franklin, Olympic Champion & scuba diver

Missy Franklin, Olympic Champion & scuba diver

“Sharing this experience at the Bimini Big Game Club with Mallory and Anthony will be a lifetime experience.”

In in the film, Franklin will share the screen with Mallory Weggemann, Paralympic gold medalist, and Anthony Robles, the famous NCAA wrestling champion who was born with one leg.

 

The Current trailer: 

The Current is a follow up to the film, The Movement. See the trailer here:

Follow Missy Franklin on Twitter here. 

 

Comments

  1. Ashley says:

    Anyone know what happened to Touch The Wall?

    • Gold Medal Mel Stewart says:

      Hi Ashley,

      Grant and Christo, the filmmakers, finished all of the filming about a month ago and are editing now. They’re great guys who grew to love the sport. I’m certain that will be reflected in the film… I can’t wait to see it!

      • Ashley –

        We’re busy with the edit of Touch the Wall, and we hope to have the film out in the Summer. We’ve got hundreds of hours of great moments that we’re sifting through of Missy and Kara and Todd, and we’ve got a great film in the making. We hope it’ll be as good as the year that was, and we hope you’ll follow us in our journey.

        You can follow us on Facebook at Touch the Wall or on our website touchthewall.com.

        Thanks for your interest –

        Christo Brock
        co-director/producer, Touch the Wall

      • Ashley says:

        Excellent – thank you for the information! I saw the trailer a while ago and it looked pretty wonderful..

    • Hi Ashley, Thanks for asking!

      We are working hard and editing and planning on a limited release in the Summer and a wide release in the fall. We will start posting updates and some behind-the-scenes exclusives on Swim Swam and our website soon.

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Mel Stewart, aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, and USA Swimming. Mel has also worked as an Olympic analyst for ABC, NBC, EPSN, FOX SPORTS and TBS. At SwimSwam.com, Mel hosts Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com, a weekly report featuring the world’s fastest swimmers and Olympic medalists. Read More »