emmanuel - proform
Born with a useless right leg, abandoned by his father and orphaned by his mother, Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah grew up in a country where physical deformities are considered a curse. In 2001 Emmanuel rode a bicycle 380 miles across Ghana, instantly gaining world wide attention and giving a voice to the plight of the disabled across Africa.
Recognized for his efforts, he was honored with the Casey Martin award by Nike and the Arthur Ashe Courage Award presented at the 2005 ESPY’s. Using the prize money, Emmanuel started a foundation that helps build sports programs for disabled children in Ghana. After the fanfare had died down and the prize money spent however, Emmanuel didn’t stop. He continues to this day, pursuing his dream the only way he knows how- working multiple jobs and talking to anyone who will listen. That's when we learned about his story, and knew it had to be told. He’s training for his next ride– this time to Washington D.C.
Special thank you to ProForm for sponsoring Emmanuel's ride to Washington D.C.
DIRECTOR: Ed McCulloch
PROD COMPANY: Fancy
PRODUCER: Oliver Howells
CINEMATOGRAPHER: Paul Meyers
EDITOR: Ethan James
COLORIST: Cem Ozkilicci @ Storyline
MUSIC & SOUND DESIGN: Sebastian Oliwa
POST PRODUCTION: Alter Ego
POST PRODUCER: Jane Garrah
PRODUCTION MANAGER: Scott Carr
PRODUCTION SUPERVISOR: Cortney Western
PRODUCTION COORDINATOR: Shawn Zacchigna
1st AD: Marc Vance
GAFFER: Logan Selk
KEY GRIP: Chris Burns
1st AC: Dean Duncan
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Eric Watterson
AGENCY PRODUCER: Ryan Bateman