Right Footed, the feature-length documentary about Handicap International Goodwill Ambassador Jessica Cox, won Best Social Impact Film 2015 at the prestigious Hollywood Film Festival on Sept 27.
The movie tells the story of Jessica Cox, who never allowed herself to believe that she couldn’t accomplish her dreams despite being born without arms. She learned to type with her toes and drive a car with her feet, and in 2008 became the first armless person to receive a pilot’s license. Right Footed chronicles Jessica's work to overcome adversity, and follows her as she becomes a mentor for children with disabilities and their families, and a disability rights advocate working with Handicap International.
This is the fifth major award for the movie, directed and produced by Nick Spark. At the film’s international debut at the MIRABILE DICTU Film Festival at the Vatican City, Rome, known as the “Catholic Academy Awards,” it was recognized with the Best Documentary honor. It also received Best Documentary honors at the Offshoot Film Festival and two audience awards. Since its debut in June, the film has been featured in more than 20 film festivals in the U.S. and abroad.
A world class event, the Hollywood Film Festival is well known for featuring some of the best independent films from around the globe. Right Footed was chosen from more than 3,000 entries for the "Most Socially Impactful Film of 2015" honor. Brad Parks, CEO of the festival, said, "this film epitomizes the 'See Good, Do Good, Feel Good' motto of our festival, and is a phenomenal documentary that will inspire audiences worldwide.”
For a complete listing of festival screenings, visit http://rightfootedmovie.com/filmfestivals/
Photo: Jeff Meer (Executive Director, Handicap International), Nick Spark (Director and Producer, Right Footed), and stars Patrick Chamberlain and Jessica Cox. Photo from www.hollywoodfilmfest.com/