Are you 'Tough Enough' to sign a death waver for charity?
Canadian filmmaker Matthew Janega is putting himself to the test in this year's World's Toughest Mudder event, and documenting it to raise awareness for Wounded Warriors Canada and the Wounded Warriors Project.
Dual Edge Media & Entertainment along with Inner Flame Media and New Indigo Ventures is thrilled to announce the Indiegogo campaign for the documentary Tough Enough, and it’s role as an active supporter of Wounded Warriors Canada.
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that provides help for Canadian Forces members who have been wounded or injured during service and focuses on reservist mental health and wellness.
Tough Enough follows filmmaker Matthew Janega as a contestant in a 24-hour mud run race and his efforts to raise awareness for Wounded Warriors Canada and it’s counterparts, the Wounded Warriors Project, Help for Heroes and Legacy. The race is called World’s Toughest Mudder and contains 40 obstacles and potential subzero temperatures on a continuous loop for a 24 hour period, or until the contestant cannot continue. To qualify for World’s Toughest, a Mudder must first finish a Tough Mudder event with a course time in the top five percent of all participants.
When asked why he decided to make a documentary involving World’s Toughest, Matthew responded, “When I was a kid I had a very close relationship with my grandfather. He instilled in me a sense of accountability, and to challenge myself to do my very best. By the time I was 15 he had one of his legs amputated from the knee down, which completely changed his demeanor. He was my hero, and I watched him struggle with something that I couldn’t even imagine having to deal with. Fast forward to 2012 and I was approached to join a team for Tough Mudder, which at the time I knew nothing about, so I decided to do it for a personal challenge. I did some research into Wounded Warriors Canada, as Tough Mudder charity partners, and saw that their work revolved around helping veterans with major injuries, and specifically focused on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Eventually I realized that World’s Toughest was a possibility for me physically, and that I was in a unique situation as a filmmaker. With my Psychology degree and personal experience, I would almost say the project chose me.”
Please help us raise awareness of this worthy cause by donating to our Indiegogo campaign. Once a distribution agreement is signed, we will donate one dollar for every dollar raised on our Indiegogo campaign to Wounded Warriors.
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