The Ataxian Movie

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May 3, 2016
17th Annual Newport Beach Film Festival Announces Award Winners

April 7, 2016
The Ataxian: An award-winning documentary of one man’s fight against a life threatening disease

February 25, 2016
BWW Review: THE ATAXIAN, Powerful and Inspiring : The Life Well Lived Is The Life Well Raced

Phoenix, February 21, 2016
The Ataxian movie shows at the Sedona Film Festival

Los Angeles, January 27, 2016
News Release

The Wrap, June 8, 2015
Top Prizes at Dances With Films Festival
AUDIENCE AWARD | DOCUMENTARY FEATURES: “The Ataxian” – Written and directed by Kevin Schlanser and Zack Bennett

Blogger Review by Paul Booth
“The Ataxian” World Premiere At Dances With Films 2015 Wins The Audience Award
“The film manages to do three most important things a movie can do; it entertains, educates about this fatal disease and elevates you to become a better person.”, June 8, 2015
Podcast: Ryan watches a movie bonus episode – The Ataxian
Ryan has Friedreich’s ataxia (FA), so listen as he interviews Kyle Bryant—Ryan’s first time speaking to someone else with FA. Filmmakers Kevin Schlanser and Zack Bennett also are interviewed., June 7, 2015
Dances With Films 18: ‘The Ataxian’ is one awesome documentary
“Filmmakers Zack Bennett and Kevin Schlanser devoted years to this funny, heartfelt look at determination and grit in spite of long odds…Suffice it to say, ‘The Ataxian’ is one awesome documentary, representing the dedication of Bryant, the riders and the FA community.”

Ataxia y Ataxicos Blog, June 4, 2015
6 consejos para hacer frente a una enfermedad debilitante
Spanish translation of Kyle Bryant’s Huffington Post article, June 1, 2015

LA Daily News, June 3, 2015
Los Angeles Greek Film Festival and other movie events in the L.A. area

Endurance Sportswire, June 3, 2105
Three Movies Premiere Week Before Race Across America The story follows Bryant’s life and his battle with Ataxia, a neuromuscular disorder, and his bike team as they compete in one of the most grueling bicycle races in the world.

Huffington Post, June 3, 2015
Living Under the Lens With a Disability by Kyle Bryant
“The goal was to capture every movement and sound, and this meant confronting the very thing that gave me big anxiety. We turned the situation around to draw attention to ourselves, rather than deflect it, and to breathe strength into our efforts rather than be defeated by our circumstances.”

The Davis Enterprise, June 2, 2015
UCD grad fights degenerative illness

Huffington Post, June 1, 2015
6 Tips for Coping with a Debilitating Disease by Kyle Bryant
We do not view FA as an excuse to feel sorry for ourselves; we view it as an excuse to do something great with our lives. We had a film crew with us during RAAM and our journey is the subject of “The Ataxian,” a feature-length documentary.

Moviemaker, May 28, 2015
Festival Preview: Dances With Films 2015 Sweeps Up a Storm in Hollywood

Huffington Post, May 28, 2015
L.A.’s Best Indie Film Festival, Dances With Films, Turns 18)
“An inspiring story of will and determination, The Ataxian features gorgeous cinematography and unforgettable storytelling.

Cure FA Blog, May 27, 2015
“The Ataxian” World Premiere
“When Redwood Creek Entertainment filmmakers Kevin Schlanser and Zack Bennett found out about Kyle’s intentions to participate in the grueling Race Across America, they decided to follow Kyle and create a feature-length documentary titled, “The Ataxian.”
Spanish translation: “The Ataxian” (estreno mundial) Spanish translation of Cure FA Blog post

Cinema Assassin, May 23, 2015
World Premiere of “The Ataxian”: Doc Features Biking Icon Kyle Bryant’s Legendary Race Across America
“Life is about how we react. Unable to walk due to the neuromuscular disorder, Friedreich’s ataxia, Kyle Bryant and a team of friends attempt the most grueling bicycle race in the world, the Race Across America (RAAM).”

Bentrider, May 22, 2015
The Ataxian Premiering Soon
“The film gives viewers an inside look into the struggles of completing one of “the world’s toughest bike races.”

The Examiner, May 22, 2015
“The Ataxian” to world premiere at Dances With Films
“The documentary film features biking icon and Friedreich’s ataxia (FA) national spokesman Kyle Bryant’s legendary trike ride across America in just nine days…”

Indie Entertainment, May 21, 2015
World Premier of “The Ataxian” Doc Features Biking Icon Kyle Bryant’s Legendary Ride Across America
“The Ataxian” spotlights a man whose will and determination carry him and his teammates across a continent under almost impossible conditions—an act that sparks others to take action in their own lives.”

The Wrap, May 12, 2015
Dances With Films Festival to Open With Michael Clarke Duncan’s Last Movie “The Challenger” (Exclusive)


Broadcast & Video

News 13 Devastating Diagnosis Pushes Local Man To Live Bigger

Devastating Diagnosis Pushes Local Man To
Live Bigger

TEDx Talks: Life is About How We React:
Kyle Bryant at TEDxPhoenixville

Ronde Barber and Kyle Bryant talk about Friedreich’s ataxia

CrossFit – CrossFitting With Friedreich’s ataxia

News 13: Athlete Features

Barefoot Wine: Soles of the Year, Kyle Bryant

News10 ABC Sacramento

Ataxia awareness drives Sacramento cyclist Kyle Bryant on Race Across America