Tuesday, April 20, 2010

John Henry Documentary Update


Open Sky Entertainment and Launchpad Releasing to debut doc on the late, great racehorse John Henry at the Kentucky Derby

Los Angeles, CA, April 19, 2010

For Immediate Release:

Open Sky Entertainment, in cooperation with Launchpad Releasing, is rolling out their new documentary film entitled “JOHN HENRY: A STEEL DRIVING RACEHORSE.” The film, about the most successful horse in U.S. horseracing history, will make its theatrical debut on May 2nd at the Kentucky Horse Park. The film will simultaneously be available to purchase on DVD at the film’s official website, www.johnhenrymovie.com as well as several other, major online retailers and retail chains to be announced.

There will be two shows, in the theatre at the Kentucky Horse Park (4089 Iron Works Parkway, Lexington, Kentucky 40511), one at 6pm and one 8pm on Sunday, May 2, 2010. There will be special DVD give-aways at both shows. Space is limited so email your RSVP to tickets@johnhenrymovie.com to reserve your seat today.

About the film:

Open Sky producers Glenn Garland and Christopher Duddy describe their documentary as “a great American hero rag to riches story with great inspiration for all generations.” The film is directed by Cameron Duddy and Christian Koby, both noted music video directors. Rebecca Gebhard served as producer. Max Eisenberg (“A CALL TO REMEMBER,” “BEVERLY HILLS 90210,” “HOME IMPROVEMENT”) is both a writer and producer.

John Henry lived from March 9, 1975 – October 8, 2007; which made him over 100 (in horse years). He earned over $6.5 million during his racing years, between 1977 and 1984. He was the winner of 30 stakes races, was voted “Horse of the Year” in both 1981 and 1984, and was even included in 1984’s “People Magazine’s Top People” roundup story.

The “John Henry” film chronicles the life and legacy of this remarkable animal, and includes interviews with celebrities, dignitaries and other notables that knew him (or won big money from his successes) as well as interviews with the famous jockeys who rode him, including Chris McCarron and Laffit Pincay Jr.

About his goals for the film, Producer Chris Duddy says: "We are very excited to share the story of this legendary racehorse and the life and times of this true American hero. We hope this film will inspire all generations with its timeless, true rags to riches American story. I think not only the racehorse fan, but all Americans who have a dream should see this inspirational film."

Press Contact:

Christian Koby, Director, christian.koby@yahoo.com, 925-785-1477


Anonymous said...

Available now for purchase!!

Visit johnhenrymovie.com and get your copy now

Anonymous said...

I'm so thrilled this has finally come to fruition - JH we finally get to watch a film that documents your legacy, and recognize your "family" (Sam & Dorothy Rubin, Ron McAnally, Lewis Cenicola, Jose Mercado and Eduardo Inda).

I hope your "large fan base" will purchase more than one to give away as gifts.

I wish I could be in Kentucky to participate, but I can't. I will, as always, be there in spirit.

Love always,
Judy G
Burbank, CA

Nicole said...

I am looking forward to watching the documentary! I only wish that my mom could see it with me. She was Blue Morgan, a writer dedicated to John, her poem: The Retirement of the Champ, is known to many of us, Here's to John Henry the Little Bay God of Guts!