Mike Lynch’s new documentary “Victor Walk” follows Theo Fleury, former NHL All Star, Olympic champion, Stanley Cup winner, and a victim of sexual abuse as a teenager by his former hockey coach Graham James. Though Fleury went on to have a successful professional hockey career, he battled alcohol and drug addictions the entire time, and this behavior eventually forced him out of the NHL in 2003. After his official retirement in 2009, he published an autobiography that revealed the nature of his abuse; he then filed criminal charges against James, which led to only a two-year prison sentence. Since then, Fleury has become an advocate for sexual abuse victims and “Victor Walk” documents his cross-country walk across Canada to raise awareness around the issue, making victors out of survivors. Watch the exclusive trailer above.
“Victor Walk” will be Mike Lynch’s second film after his debut “Dependent’s Day,” about a slacker living in Hollywood who’s claimed as a dependent by his bread-winning girlfriend. Lynch has also worked on numerous Hollywood films as a production assistant, including Christopher Nolan’s “Inception,” Jon Favreau’s “Iron Man 2,” and “Live Free or Die Hard.”
“Victor Walk” will premiere at the Dances with Films Festival in Los Angeles on June 7th at 2:45pm. His narrative feature “Dependent’s Day” will also premiere at the festival on June 12th at 5pm.