Touch the Wall (2014)
Touch the Wall follows two Olympic swimmers – the then 14 year-old Missy Franklin, and 2-time Olympian Kara Lynn Joyce – as they prepare for swimming’s highest stage – the 2012 London Olympics. Young phenom (Missy Franklin) is just beginning her career and is saddled with mile-high expectations; the veteran (Kara Lynn Joyce) is trying to rediscover the juice that earned her four Silver medals. Touch the Wall is a story of competition, commitment, and triumph through adversity. It’s also a story of family, of loving what you do, and having fun with the people around you. In a world starved for heroes, Missy and Kara stand tall in Touch the Wall.
Kickstarter- Touch the Wall
Touch the wall launch a campaign on Kickstarter.com asking for 110K US dollars to get through editing, and on 24 April 2013, they have achieved to collect 119, 620 US Dollars.
“We’ve managed to get the film through 2 years of production, but now we need funds to carry us through editing. Missy has vowed to stay amateur independent, and she’s turned down millions of dollars to stay true to herself and her dreams.
We aim to do the same … stay independent and true to our story. (We wish we had millions of dollars to turn down.) Staying independent means that we can tell the story of Missy, Kara, and Todd without the pressure of corporate sponsors.”