The inspirational film Tyson’s Run featuring Major Dodson (“The Walking Dead,” “American Horror Story,” Left Behind), Rory Cochrane (Argo, “CSI: Miami”), Amy Smart (The Butterfly Effect, Just Friends), Oscar nominee Barkhad Abdi (Captain Philips, Blade Runner 2049) and Reno Wilson (“Mike and Molly,” “The Cosby Show”), will open in select movie theaters nationwide on March 4, 2022.
When fifteen-year-old Tyson attends public school for the first time, his life is changed forever. While helping his father clean up after the football team, Tyson befriends champion marathon runner Aklilu. Never letting his autism hold him back, Tyson becomes determined to run his first marathon in hopes of winning his father’s approval.
With the help of an unlikely friend and his parents, Tyson learns that with faith in yourself and the courage to take the first step, anything is possible.
Tyson’s Run is a film I felt compelled to make,” said Writer and Director Kim Bass. “We are using autism as a vehicle to explain that everyone is gifted, everyone is unique, and everyone has to be given an opportunity to flourish and be the best person that he or she can be.” Bass is an Emmy®-nominated screenplay and teleplay writer best known for his work on “In Living Color,” “Sister, Sister” and the Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel.”
Watch the official trailer for Tyson’s Run.