By Creative Media Times“What saves a man is to take a step.”
The new documentary from Encompass Films recently screened at Austin Film Festival where it won “2017 Hiscox Courage Award.” The documentary is the first feature film from its director Dominic Gill, who founded the production company with wife Nadia Gill.
The documentary follows former Motocross athlete Aaron Baker’s journey, the motocross accident that left him paralyzed, and the subsequent 15-year struggle to regain movement.
The filmmakers describe “Coming To My Senses” as “portrait of movement, how it relates to our goals and dreams, and how it changes our motivations and perspectives.”
Here’s the documentary’s synopsis:
In 1999 Aaron Baker broke his neck in a motocross accident, leaving him completely paralyzed from the neck down. Despite doctor’s grim prognosis, over the next 16 years Aaron decided not to listen to those who said ‘he had a million-to-one odds of ever feeding himself again’ and instead, through painstaking effort, endeavored to regain as much mobility as possible. This journey through the unknown took him from the depths of depression to the joys of cross country road tripping via tandem bicycle with his mother and friends, and finally, culminating in his opening a socially conscious low-cost gym focused on increasing mobility for the disabled.
Now, in Coming To My Senses, we watch as Aaron takes one final journey which symbolizes his recovery: crossing a 20-mile tract of Death Valley unsupported on foot. But will he make it?
“Coming To My Senses” is set for EST distribution on May 15 followed by VOD on May 22 .