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‘Tin Soldiers’ Shows That Physical Disabilities Can’t Stop Great Athletes

'Tin Soldiers' Shows That Physical Disabilities Can't Stop Great Athletes

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Tin Soldiers

Logline: “Tin Soldiers” is a fascinating film perspective into the world of amputees, people who have spina bifida, cerebral palsy, and paralysis, all doing adaptive sports.

Elevator Pitch: 
This film can inspire people to make a change in their life through the power of commitment and sport. To feel better psychically and mentally is a key to feeling better emotionally, which begins to resolve the hardest challenge people with physical disabilities face; overcoming depression. This film is about believing in yourself through adapting. We have documented people who have began their journey of healing and finding passion, and their flame can reach out to many others who desperately need it.

Production Team:
Director/Producer/Cinematographer/Editor – Ben Duffy
Producer/Cinematographer/Assisting Editor – Michael J Sassano

About the Film:

Current Status: 
We are currently in post-production and fundraising for finishing costs.

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Jeff Bourns

Hopefully a film to start many new discussions about the unlimited potential of individuals.


EVERYBODY needs to see this!!!


Amazing and so, so important for people to see and spread awareness and support.

Matthew Hawkins

This is not your typical "look at me" documentary. A chance to really open the eyes of society for the perspective of a few amazing athletes!!!

Steve Havey

Please finish this film and get it into distribution. There are so many positive impacts a movie like this can make on people from all walks of life regarding how a positive attitude, persistence and hard work can overcome all kinds of obstacles.

Miranda McCollom

Amazing!!! I cannot wait to see this film on the big screen and share some of the inspiration with friends and family!


This is awesome! Great job!

Julia Duggan

RAD! Can’t wait to see the whole thing

Deborah Page

If this is just the trailer, the whole film will be THRILLING.


Great stuff!!! When can we see this?

Alana Nichols

This film is important and the angle that Ben and Mike take to tell the story of these athletes is just. Its not something that screams inspiration and for an athlete like myself that happens to have a disability, thats incredibly refreshing. I hope this film gets the support it deserves and the momentum behind it to change many a perspective!

Christopher Reardon

As a disabled person, I would absolutely like to see this.


Would love to see this film in theaters.
The trailer made a huge impact on me.

Kristina Griffato

Tin soldiers is a great project to show people a complete different view of motivation, sport and dedication. I hope people will support the film cause I would to see it on the big screen!

Heather rose

We are so excited for Abel to be part of this.

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