BMX FILM HEROES OF DIRT TO HIT THEATERS SEPTEMBER 4th
The Action/Adventure Film Features A Strong Storyline About the Positive Impact of Mentorship and Boasts The Dove Foundation’s “Family Approved 12+” Seal of Approval
SOURCE: Springboard Entertainment
Allentown, PA (July 28, 2015) – Heroes of Dirt (PG-13) – the newest project from indie filmmakers, Blue Trail Entertainment – is set to debut in theaters September 4th. Currently scheduled in 200 Carmike, Cinemark and independent theaters across the country, with more being added, the Action/Adventure film stars Joel Moody, Bill Allen, Will Martinez, and Vivienne VanHorn, as well as a handful of X Games champs and pro riders, and features a strong storyline showcasing the positive impact of mentorship relationships. The film is endorsed by the USA BMX American Bicycle Association, Ride BMX Magazine and, with its positive, faith-friendly message, has received The Dove Foundation’s “Family Approved, Ages 12+” seal of approval. The official Heroes of Dirt trailer can be viewed here: http://youtu.be/AFhvZDReHSI.
Written by Eric Bugbee, Jill Bugbee, Kevyn Bashore and Bob Massey, directed by Eric Bugbee and produced by Jill & Eric Bugbee and Bashore, Heroes of Dirt follows BMX dirt jumper, Phin Cooper (Moody), who wants nothing in life but to attain fame in his sport and get paid doing it. After missing out on a competition when he lands in jail for unpaid citations, he is court-ordered to community service and reluctantly mentors one of the toughest boys, Blue Espinosa (Martinez). As Phin leads the troubled teen on exciting adventures of riding dirt trails, big jumps and cityscapes, Blue becomes more than an obligation – an unlikely friend whose secret world of drug trafficking threatens Phin’s ultimate dream.
Featuring some of the best stunts in dirt jumping by legendary pros like Pat “Big Daddy” Laughlin, Chris Doyle and Anthony Napolitan, Heroes of Dirt is more than an adrenaline rush. It embarks on an unforgettable journey into real significance, and the price it takes to get there.
“We are thrilled by the response we are receiving at screenings around the country,” explains Eric Bugbee, owner of Blue Trail Entertainment and Director of Heroes of Dirt. “BMX fans and enthusiasts are coming to see a film about their favorite sport, but are leaving with a life-changing message of hope and the impact our lives can have on others.”
“We have an important message of the need for mentoring youth, and that true significance in life is found in helping others – even if it means sacrificing one’s own dream and risking one’s life,” continues Bugbee’s wife, Jill, who served as the film’s producer. “While it’s not an ‘in your face’ religious film, we approached the storyline with a faith-based world view and show that the principals of mentorship and laying down your life for another cross all boundaries. The scripture that inspired us as we were working on the film is John 15:13 – ‘Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends.’”
Shot in about 50 locations in and around the Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania – all over the streets of Allentown, the Valley Youth House in Bethlehem and at Catty Woods, a world-renown BMX course in Catasauqua, which Eric Bugbee helped to start – Heroes of Dirt is endorsed by and being promoted in partnership with the USA BMX American Bicycle Association (www.usabmx.com) and Ride BMX Magazine.
To view the official trailer and for more information about Heroes of Dirt and Blue Trail Entertainment, please visit www.heroesofdirt.com. Current updates can also be found on social media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.