MIAMI, FL – 305 Films and the ALS Recovery Fund have teamed up to produce the short film “Who is Lou Gehrig?” taking audiences into the mind of Jeff Fogel; an active Miami native who was diagnosed with ALS three years ago. The movie follows Fogel’s life with ALS but takes a unique approach by intertwining reality with Fogel’s positive outlook and elaborate imagination as he goes about his daily routine.
The concept for the film was developed by Gil Green, a director with 305 Films and Fogel’s friend of more than 20 years. Gil Green was inspired by how his friend has handled his diagnosis and by watching him continue to live his life despite his increasing physical limitations. Miami Heat Forward, Udonis Haslem has also become involved with the project and will be making his acting debut when Fogel envisions himself not only coaching his girl’s basketball team, but the Miami Heat.
305 Films and the ALS Recovery Fund are raising money for the production of the film, with all additional funds going to the ALS Recovery Fund. Gil Green hopes Jeff Fogel’s story “will inspire people faced with any obstacle in life.” The film is estimated to be released in December 2014. To get involved, or to hear more about the production of the film from Green and Fogel, please visit the links below.