Writer/Director: Magellan Rubin
Grant Neal, a promising student-athlete loved by his community, had his dreams crushed when he was accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Soon after, he found redemption in mixed martial arts.
▸ December, 2014: Grant Neal, a black student-athlete at Colorado State, was having tremendous success both on the football field and in the classroom. He played a key role in winning the 2014 NCAA Division II National Title and received accolades for his work in the pre-med program.
▸ November, 2015: Grant’s life took an unexpected turn when he was indefinitely suspended from Colorado State on false charges of sexual assault. He wasn’t able to return to football in the NCAA and his dream of becoming a professional football player was destroyed.
▸ January, 2016: A full Title IX investigation ensued.
▸ March, 2016: Seeking redemption and an outlet to escape his reality, Grant took to MMA and quickly demonstrated a gift for fighting. Soon after, he was taken under the wing of the UFC’s Nate “The Great” Marquardt.
▸ June, 2017: A settlement was reached between Grant Neal and Colorado State. Grant was not charged in court for sexual assault or any other crime.
▸ Today: Grant is undefeated and ranks 1st among light heavyweights in Colorado. What will happen next?
At this time, the film is being developed into a feature. You can view the sizzle trailer and selected still frames to your left. If you’re interested in learning more about “A Violent Dance”, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.