Tim Tebow, former superstar NFL QB and current minor league baseball player, along with his brother Robby Tebow, lead the vision for the new faith based film Run the Race. The Tebows serve as executive producers of the movie that’s based on two young brothers, who together face the death of their mother and the abandonment of their father.
Parts of the film are loosely based off of some trials and tribulations in Tim Tebow’s life, and how his strong faith helped guide his journey. The Tebow brothers will be teaming up with the indie film company, Road Side Attractions, giving the film the ability to be viewed on multiple platforms.
According to the film's synopsis, Run the Race aims to show what's possible when someone ‘runs to, instead of from, the love of God,’ as Tebow experienced in his own life.
“I wanted to be part of something that’s encouraging and inspirational to the viewer,” Tim Tebow said in a statement to The Wrap. “I believe Run the Race accomplishes this by showing two brothers struggling with real life, but them getting through it by supporting each other and their faith.”
Run the Race stars include the names Tanner Stine, of Here and Now; Evan Hofer, of Modern Family; Mykelti Williamson, of Fences; and Frances Fisher of Titanic.
The distributor, Road Side Attractions, released another faith based film prior to the creation of Tim Tebow’s, called I Can Only Imagine. According to film and movie reports, the distributers first film was the highest grossing independent film of 2018, grossing $83.5 million, with a budget of only $7 million.
“I Can Only Imagine, Roadside’s highest grossing film, affirmed that inspirational, quality faith-based stories can reach a huge, highly-valued audience,” said company co-founders Howard Cohen and Eric d’Arbeloff in a statement. “Tim and Robby Tebow are fantastic partners, and we believe their Run the Race will be embraced as enthusiastically by audiences nationwide.”
The film, Run the Race, is about an All-State football player who seeks a college scholarship so that he and his brother can secure a future for themselves. When Zach suffers an extremely unfortunate injury, rendering him unable to play, David, his brother and track runner, now has to step up to allow them both to achieve their goal.
Run the Race hits theaters nationwide on Feb. 22, 2019.