I recently had the opportunity to watch the film TRI, a film from Red Zeppelin Productions that touches upon the story of an ultrasound tech who seeks to break out of her history of leaving things unfinished to train for a triathlon after being inspired by a patient with cancer. The film tells a story about the sport of triathlon while intermingling storylines from a cast of characters who each have their own battles.
The film is really well done. It’s shot beautifully, the cinematography is great and the story resonates. Characters who are battling cancer, characters who are battling difficulties in life and characters who are just plain funny… it’s how they are all brought together through sport. You may need to remind yourself when you start to watch that you’re not viewing a big box office flick, but you soon forget that and get into the story. It’s a little too earnest at times, but that’s also a little bit endearing.
If you’ve ever participated in sports you know how they can bring people together. (I assume you know this if you’re reading my site!) And if you’ve participated in a sport fundraising branch of a charity then you really know the power endurance events can have in illness recovery… either for someone who is afflicted or someone who has a family member afflicted. It’s powerful and empowering. (I’ve participated in Team in Training as a runner and I’ve been a coach for Team Challenge.)
The film is available for download/rental on various platforms in the US and Canada now and will be available in the UK, Australia, New Zealand and Ireland on January 23, 2017.
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Give it a watch!
I was provided early access to view the film for free. Thoughts posted here are always my own.