THE FIGHT TO RUN follows a disabled U.S. veteran who elects to amputate both her legs in order to have a better life and realize her dreams of competing in the Paralympic Games.


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Ben Severance // director/producer/camera

Ben is a commercial and documentary director whose Emmy award winning production company, Timber & Frame, has worked with organizations such as the National Geographic Society, Trust for Public Land, Country Crock and Motorola. He has produced and directed projects in diverse and challenging locations including Bosnia, the Mexican/US border and the Ecuadorian Amazon. He studied at the nationally renowned photojournalism program at Western Kentucky University and his work has been recognized by the Associated Collegiate Press, National Press Photographers Association and the William Randolph Hearst competition, known as the Pulitzers of college journalism.

Dillon Ward // writer

Thanks to his parents, Dillon was raised on old MGM musicals, Hitchcock, Columbo and Abbott and Costello. During the summer of 2012, he was a Development Assistant at Scott Rudin Productions. He has worked on the movies RED and 21 Jump Street, and his work has been recognized by the Emmys, Slamdance, IFP, PBS, National Geographic, Screencraft and the Nashville Film Festival.


Chi-Ho Lee// consulting editor

Chi-Ho Lee is an editor for broadcast television, fictional and documentary feature films, as well as museum films.  He has edited programs that aired on PBS, BBC, TV One, MTV, Animal Planet and NESN.  Chi-Ho has also edited feature films and award-winning documentaries that have screened at numerous film festivals throughout the country.  In addition to his broadcast and feature work, Chi-Ho has also edited a collection of short films for the Sant Ocean Hall at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.  


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