The inspiring movie about the life of Lizzie Velásquez will debut at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival.
By H. Nelson Goodson
Hispanic News Network U.S.A.
March 5, 2015
Austin, Texas – The movie “A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velasquez Story” will premier at the South by Southwest Music Conference and Festival (SXSW) on March 14, 2015, according to Lizzie Velásquez, the renown anti-bulling role model. The Brave Heart film was financed by 100’s of fans, supporters and admirers from 16 different countries and “is a documentary following the inspiring journey of 25 year old, 58 pound Lizzie from cyber-bullying victim to anti-bullying activist,” according to the production staff website. (http://www.abraveheartfilm.com/)
Velázquez was born with a rare syndrome that prevents her from gaining weight and has published three books, is a college graduate and motivational speaker against bullying.
The film was Directed and Produced by Sara Hirsch Bordo and Lizzie Velásquez, the Executive Producer; Christopher Roldan, Editor; Ben Powell, Director of Photography; José Marcelino Ortiz, Co-editor; Michael Campo, Writer and Associate Producer; Jessica Chou, Line Producer; Sara Bereilles, Original Songs; Javier Dunn, Original Music; Ngoc Nguyen, Associate Producer; Tamar Teifeld, Associate Producer; Justine Ezarik, Executive Producer and Alexis Jones, Executive Producer.
“A Brave Heart: The Lizzie Velásquez Story” Official Trailer 1, World Premiere movie release at SXSW on March 14, 2015: http://youtu.be/mQXPFURgcfw
Velázquez is best known for her motivational speaking ability video:
How Do YOU Define Yourself at the TEDxAustinWomen: http://youtu.be/c62Aqdlzvqk