Sunday, June 19, 2016

'Gleason' Red Carpet Photos From The New Orleans Premier - June 16, 2016

Red carpet photos from the New Orleans Premiere of GLEASON at the Orpheum Theater!

Directed by Clay Tweel and executive produced by Mark Shapiro and Will Staeger, “Gleason” is the hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival that explores the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years.

In the ensuing weeks after the diagnosis, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. At that point, Steve began making a video journal which started out as a gift for his unborn son.  Somewhere along the line, the journal expanded its purpose as it chronicled Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.

The documentary features Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco, Scott Fujita, Drew Brees and Mike McCready and is also produced by Seth Gordon, Kimi Culp, Scott Fujita, Tom Lavia, Kevin Lake, Mary Rohlich and Thomas McEachin.

(From L to R): Photo from last night’s GLEASON Premiere in New Orleans, featuring Director Clay Tweel, Steve Gleason, Michel Varisco, and Producer Scott Fujita.

Photo from last night’s GLEASON Premiere in New Orleans, featuring New Orleans Saints Quarterback Drew Brees. 

Credit: James Shaw

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