A 15-year-old autistic boy, in public school for the first time, tries to win his father’s approval by running his first marathon. To achieve his goal, he’ll be trained by a champion marathon runner. The Movie is available now for streaming.
The film’s lead role stars an actor, Major Dodson, who himself is on the autism spectrum.
“Tyson’s a great guy. He’s a person with goals and aspirations. He just operates in a different manner,” Dodson said in a featurette for the film. “He cares about his friends, he cares about his family. He wants to impress his father. He’s just a normal kid, for the most part, living with a normal family trying to do something big.”
Just like the film’s main character, Dodson said he, too, experienced growth in his social skills as he aged. Press play above to watch the trailer.
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