Season of Miracles is a uniquely compelling drama about a group of twelve year olds and their 1974 championship little league baseball season, that is not so much about winning and losing as it is about living and dying. ~ Oren Aviv – President of Walt Disney Studios Motion Picture Productions
Based on the award-winning novel by Rusty Whitener, Season of Miracles follows the Robins, an underdog Little League team through their 1974 season with newcomer and autistic baseball savant, Rafer (Grayson Russell, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Talladega Nights). Team leader Zack (Andrew Wilson Williams) takes Rafer under his wing despite taunting from their rivals, the Hawks. Their Coach (John Schneider, The Dukes of Hazzard, October Baby), manager Rebecca (Sydney Morgan Layne), and the rest of the Robins encourage Rafer as the team rises towards an unlikely championship season, that is less about winning and losing and more about living and dying. Season of Miracles is a life-inspiring story about sportsmanship, friendship, and courage in the face of adversity.
Produced by Elevating Entertainment Motion Pictures. Directed by Dave Moody, Cinematographer Josh Moody. Screenplay by Rusty Whitener.
Quotes and Reviews:
“I was reacquainted with my childhood. A touching, challenging and beautiful story of how God can use the unlikeliest among us to draw us to Him.” – MATT DIAZ, Major League Outfielder
“Season of Miracles is a triumphant story with a heart of gold. Laced with wit and wisdom, the story had me chuckling out loud one minute and wiping away tears the next. Highly recommended!” – DEBORAH RANEY, author of Almost Forever and Beneath a Southern Sky
“Rusty Whitener weaves a deft tale of young friendship and the curve balls of faith, the whole story seasoned with sunshine and the leathery scent of baseball gloves!”- RAY BLACKSTON, author of Flabbergasted
“Season of Miracles is a heartwarming All-American story of small town boys and Little League baseball. You’ll be cheering this captivating bunch of characters all the way home both in their game of baseball and the bigger game of life.” – ANN GABHART, award-winning author of The Outsider
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Check out Rusty’s novel site here.