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When fifteen-year-old Tyson attends public school for the first time, his life is changed forever. While helping his father clean up after the football team, Tyson befriends champion marathon runner Aklilu. Never letting his autism hold him back, Tyson becomes determined to run his first marathon in hopes of winning his father's approval.

With the help of an unlikely friend and his parents, Tyson learns that with faith in yourself and the courage to take the first step, anything is possible.


Major Dodson

Major Dodson - Tyson Hollerman

MAJOR DODSON is best known for his role of Sam Anderson on AMC’s International smash hit series “The Walking Dead.” Other projects include LEFT BEHIND, “American Horror Story,” and “Revolution.” Dodson is currently featured in the inspirational drama TYSON’S RUN in theaters Spring 2022. Dodson currently resides in Los Angeles, Calif.

Amy Smart

Amy Smart – Eloise Hollerman

Amy can most recently be seen opposite Luke Wilson in STARGIRL on The CW. Previously she recured on MACGYVER for CBS and did a season long arc on FX's critically acclaimed series JUSTIFIED.

Her lengthy film resume includes high profile studio films JUST FRIENDS, THE BUTTERFLY EFFECT, STARSKY & HUTCH, CRANK and CRANK 2: HIGH VOLTAGE, RAT RACE, ROADTRIP, VARSITY BLUES, STARSHIP TROOPERS, and THE BATTLE OF SHAKER HEIGHTS as well as indies BAD COUNTRY opposite Matt Dillon and MIRRORS opposite Kiefer Sutherland. She also starred in Tyler Perry's THE SINGLE MOMS CLUB opposite Nia Long, BREAK POINT opposite Jeremy Sisto and Adam DeVine, MISSISSIPPI REQUIEM opposite James Franco and Topher Grace, APPLE OF MY EYE opposite AJ Michalka and Burt Reynolds, and in Blumhouse’s THE KEEPING HOURS.

Layla Felder

Layla Felder – Shannon

Layla Felder is an 18-year-old actor, model, stand-up comedian, writer, and opera & art aficionado born in NYC and raised in Atlanta, Georgia. Layla was 6 months old when she began work as a model and actor and has appeared in print ads and commercials for companies such as Clinique, DKNY, Target, Macy’s, Bloomingdale’s and Coca-Cola. Her first acting role in a feature film was in 2018 when she booked the role of Savannah in “Instant Family”. Layla then went on to do several film and TV roles including “Tyson’s Run”, “Let Light Perpetual”, and “Limerence”, as well as a recurring Guest Star role on Season 3 of “The Sinner”.

Rory Cochrane

Rory Cochrane – Bobby Hollerman

Rory Cochrane will next be seen in Scott Cooper’s new movie, ANTLERS, opposite Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons. He can currently be seen in Hulu’s noir-thriller series REPRISAL opposite Abigail Spencer. Rory was previously seen in Yann Demange’s film, WHITE BOY RICK as well as the Netflix feature, THE OUTSIDER with Jared Leto, as well as the critically acclaimed film, HOSTILES, where he stars opposite Christian Bale and Rosamund Pike. Some of his past credits include the Warner Bros film BLACK MASS opposite Johnny Depp, as well as the Academy Award winning film, ARGO.

Brakhad Abdi

Barkhad Abdi - Aklilu

Barkhad Abdi landed his first role after an open audition for Somali pirates in the hit film ‘Captain Phillips.’ He was then nominated for an Oscar, Golden Globe, SAG Award and won the BAFTA and London Critics’ awards. Since then, he has worked on ‘Eye in the Sky’ (starring Helen Mirren, Alan Rickman and Aaron Paul, directed by Oscar winner Gavin Hood), ‘The Brothers Grimsby’ (starring Sacha Baron Cohen, directed by Louis Leterrier), The Pirates of Somalia (in which he stars with Evan Peters and Al Pacino, premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival) and BLADE RUNNER 2049 (opposite Ryan Gosling, directed by Denis Villeneuve). Barkhad Abdi currently resides in Minneapolis, MN.

Claudia Zevallos

Claudia Zevallos - Ms. Fernandez

Claudia Zevallos is a talented and multi-faceted, Peruvian actress who relocated to Los Angeles in order to study at the Lee Strasberg Theatre & Film Institute and Beverly Hills Playhouse. Soon after her arrival, Ms. Zevallos began regularly appearing on Spanish language network television series. Ms. Zevallos appeared on stage as the lead in, "Frida Kahlo." Ms. Zevallos has been featured in multiple national commercials in both Spanish and English. Ms. Zevallos was featured in the indie film, A Better Place, which won best independent film at the 2015 Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival followed by a starring role opposite veteran actor Tom Skerritt in the two-character feature film, Days of Days. For her performance she won the Best Actress Award at the 2017 Women's International Film Festival. Ms. Zevallos is featured in the upcoming film Tyson's Run which is currently in theaters nationwide. Her Tyson's Run appereance will be followed by a co-starring role in the ensemble dramatic comedy, HeadShop which is in final post production and due out in theaters in the fall of 2022.

Kim Bass

Kim Bass – Writer / Director

Bass is an Emmy®-nominated screenplay and teleplay writer best known for his work on “In Living Color,” “Sister, Sister” and the Nickelodeon sitcom “Kenan & Kel.” During his over twenty-five year career, Bass has worked as a writer for almost all of the major Hollywood studios and television networks as well as many prominent and independent film and television production companies including: Warner Brothers Studios; Twentieth Century Fox Studios; Disney Studios; Sony Pictures Studios and others. Currently, Bass is in post-production on his latest film, HeadShop, and pre-production on a faith-based Christmas film, Mother Johnson's Miracle Christmas, scheduled to begin principal photography in the spring of 2022. In addition, Bass’ film, Tyson’s Run is scheduled to open theatrically, nationwide on March 4th.

John Cappetta

John Cappetta - Executive Producer

Prior to launching Andesite Capital Management (Investment Management) in 2013 and Planet 9 Productions (Film Production and Finance) in 2016, Mr. Cappetta spent two decades as a successful investment banker and business leader at Citibank, Credit Suisse First Boston and the American International Group, ultimately rising to the position of President of AIG Financial Securities (AIG’S broker-dealer affiliate). Following his banking career Mr. Cappetta was an Adjunct Professor at the University of San Diego where he taught a graduate level seminar in Banking and Capital Markets. He serves currently on the board of several portfolio companies and is the interim Chief Executive Officer of ChargeTech. He is an active community leader, having served as co-chairman of the Rancho Santa Fe Education Foundation; as a Trustee and the CFO of the Emilio Nares Foundation, a nonprofit organization providing services to families of children with cancer; as a Trustee, Treasurer, Finance Committee Chair and Advancement Committee Chair of the Bishop’s School, an independent college preparatory school in La Jolla, California; and as a Trustee of the Omo Child Foundation.


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