Convaid | R82 will be in great company this weekend at the 18th annual Woodstock Film Festival that will showcase four world premieres including Roll With Me, a documentary directed by Lisa France that tracks Gabriel Cordell’s 3,100-mile journey across 13 states in 100 days – in a unmodified wheelchair.
Convaid | R82 is the official premiere sponsor of the picture at Woodstock, where Roll With Me is competing for Best Documentary, among other awards. The film was selected from over 2,000 entrants from around the globe and is very much in keeping with the festival’s motto of honoring “fiercely independent” work and artists.
Considered one of the top 50 festivals in the world, the iconic Woodstock Film Festival will honor Susan Sarandon with its Maverick Award alongside Bill Pullman and Shep Gordon. Roll With Me filmmaker, Lisa France will be one of 19 female directors to share the Spotlight on Women in Film & Media.
France said, “Roll With Me is about the pioneer in all of us. When someone does something no one else has ever done before, a door opens for others to step through.”
Joining Cordell and France at the festival are editor/producer Jeff Buccellato, producer Sharon Swart, executive producers Jerry Katell and Thom Beers; Cordell’s nephew, Chris Kawas, a crew member on the journey and co-producer; and crew members/co-producers Christian Link, Chris Yanke and Josh Streeter.
Cordell said, “I am thrilled and honored to premiere our film Roll With Me at the Woodstock Film Festival in my home state of New York. Woodstock holds a special place in my heart and to have the opportunity to share this experience with my family and friends there is an absolute joy.”
For more info on the Roll With Me screening at Woodstock: http://www.woodstockfilmfestival.com/festival2017/details.php?id=37368
Convaid | R82 Marketing Communications Manager Milena Rimassa is one of the film’s co-producers. Rimassa reports to Nanneke Dinklo, Director, Marketing. Dinklo said, “It is critical for us to support avenues of empowerment for the special needs community. It is important for our community-at-large to understand that we support growth, foster inspirational thought and provide life-long quality-of-life enhancement through our many Etac products.”
Added Woodstock Film Festival’s co-founder and executive director Meira Blaustein, “This year’s lineup is one that challenges our creative and intellectual boundaries and brings important social issues into focus, both locally and globally. In today’s political climate it is particularly important to celebrate our differences and find our commonalities. This year’s participating filmmakers have gone above and beyond in capturing diverse moments of humanity that personify fierce independence.”
The Etac Group
For more than 40 years, Etac has developed products and services that create possibilities for users and caregivers. Our products are aimed for people with physical disabilities and their caretakers. We provide a well-designed product range for short and long term care whether this be in the home, hospital or other healthcare setting. Etac’s track record in functional, innovative and comfortable products includes a number of international design awards that have repeatedly set new standards in the market. The Etac Group has six product brands; Etac, Immedia, Molift, Star, Convaid and R82.
Headquartered in Stockholm, the Etac Group has sales companies in Australia, Denmark, Germany, the Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States with supply units in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and the United States.
A California US-based manufacturer of custom-made, compact-folding, lightweight, adaptive-assisted wheelchairs. Convaid’s strengths are in design, manufacturing and marketing of pediatric products, which fulfill a clear niche in the mobility market. Convaid has been a part of the Etac Group since 2015.
Convaid | R82 develops and manufactures premium pediatric products typically prescribed for children with mild to moderate involvement of the following conditions: Autism Spectrum Disorder, Cerebral Palsy, Down Syndrome, Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spina Bifida, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Traumatic Brain Injury, Spinal Cord Injury, Cystic Fibrosis, Mitochondrial Disease, Metabolic Diseases, and Sensory Processing Disorders, among others.
Through the years R82 has developed into a strong international brand within children’s rehabilitation. R82’s wide range of products with countless customizing options enables a child to participate in all daily activities. R82 has been a part of the Etac Group since 2011. R82 core values: Danish Design, Quality & Innovation
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