Early Life & Career of Walt Disney Featured in Upcoming Film AS DREAMERS DO
A Nashville based crew has begun production on AS DREAMERS DO - an independent biopic focusing on the early life of Walt Disney in the mid-west. Director Logan Sekulow is leading this story of Walt's all-American ambition, which stars a cast full of young actors. With principal photography taking place in the Nashville area, there's no escaping music. Legends from the world of Christian, Country and Rock music have joined the cast and crew, as well.
The film stars Olan Rogers as Walt Disney. Rogers, local to Nashville, has garnered international attention with his dedicated social media following and a YouTube channel with over half a million subscribers. Collectively, Rogers reaches nearly 800,000 fans through his online presence and stars in the Fandango.com web series Admit One. Fans of Walt Disney will rejoice in Rogers' dazzling on-screen performance, strong physical resemblance to Walt, and entrepreneurial drive akin to Disney's.
Every good story needs a storyteller. Travis Tritt, Country music legend and Grammy award winner, will portray the Narrator. His southern charm and spirit harkens back to the Walt Disney live action classics of the 50's and 60's. He will guide the audience every step of the way on the journey through the good and bad times of Walt's young life.
Rounding out Walt's family are Mark Stuart (Audio Adrenaline, HERO: The Rock Opera) as his father Elias, Tyler Hayes (Musician/Speaker) as his mother Flora and Ryan Dunlap (Leave Me) as Walt's older brother Roy.
AS DREAMERS DO is a film for families to enjoy, but with an art house twist. The movie features scenes that will visually evoke the beauty and creativity of Walt's mind. Expect magic as an animated train pulls into Marceline or as Walt's childhood "dreaming tree" literally comes to life with his ideas. "This movie is a Passion project for me. Since before I went to in film school I dreamed of telling a story like this," said Director Logan Sekulow. "Walt has been a lifelong inspiration, and I hope to share this often-untold adventure in a unique, creative and entertaining way. I'm a hardcore Walt fan, and we will not disappoint."
AS DREAMERS DO is scheduled for release in Spring 2014.
Filming locations include: Franklin, Leipers Fork, Nashville, and Spring Hill, TN
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