Branding and Marketing Expert Michael D. Congdon To Help Produce New Documentary Film

Michael D. Congdon has signed on to be an Associate Producer of a new documentary film, The Rebound, a feature-length story about an inspirational wheelchair basketball team.

Richmond, VA – July 10, 2014 – Expert marketer Michael D. Congdon has joined 3-Time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton, Esq., Emmy® Award Winning Producer JW Dicks, and independent filmmakers Shaina Koren and Mike Esposito, co-founders of Shaina Koren Cinematography, to be an Associate Producer a new inspirational documentary film. The film, titled “The Rebound,” is a feature length documentary about a wheelchair basketball team and the quest of several adaptive athletes to overcome adversity in search of new opportunities.

The film, 2 years in the making, provides an insider's perspective of the sport, following the Miami Heat Wheels on their underdog quest to rise to the top ranks of the league. “The Rebound” reveals the inspiring, although at times tragic, portrait of the struggle that adaptive athletes face to realize their dreams while adapting to overcome their biggest challenges. While learning to live with their (dis)abilities, these athletes manage to find hope and work tirelessly to create life changing opportunities for themselves through the sport.  

The players featured in the story are beyond charismatic. While both hungry and passionate about the game, they must battle daily with their own internal struggles as well as the inequalities of an able-bodied world. Ultimately they all must find a way to focus on what they can do, rather than what they cannot. They do this through the sport. Wheelchair basketball provides life-changing opportunities, but is often cast aside as just another cause or charity. This film shows not only the action, but the impact of wheelchair basketball beyond the court. 

Director Shaina Koren and Producer Mike Esposito remarked, “We first discovered the sport in mid 2012 when we met the coach of the Miami Heat Wheels. After meeting the players and witnessing the sport in action, our curiosity took control and we began filming to uncover a deeper story. Two years later, we are fully immersed in the wheelchair basketball community and have dedicated 23 months (and counting) to capturing this unique story.”

Michael D. Congdon is an expert in marketing, branding, and media production.  He has authored formal business plans across multiple industry sectors, owned his own company, provided marketing consultations, developed sophisticated brand development campaigns, and produced award-winning media.  Congdon is an award winning music engineer and producer, who has written, produced, and engineered music for major-label artists and national advertising campaigns, as well as producing national television series, advertising campaigns, and brand awareness campaigns. 

View “The Rebound” trailer here:

About Michael D. Congdon:

Michael D. Congdon is an award-winning media producer and entrepreneur who has worked with businesses and entrepreneurs across multiple sectors, including transportation, aquaculture, real estate, new technologies, renewable energies, broadcast media production, and aviation education, among others.  Congdon is currently the President of both Artesian Entertainment Group, LLC and Lady MacBeth Investments, LLC.  Outside of running the two companies, he is an owner and advisor with several start-up ventures, including the Tangier Oyster Company and Passion Academy.

Congdon’s specific areas of expertise revolve around the music business.  Artesian Entertainment Group provides services in artist management and media production, and Lady MacBeth Investments provides startup and operating capital for the development and launch of musical artists.  As an audio engineer, Congdon received praise for his work on Chris Brown’s GRAMMY-winning album, F.A.M.E. (2012), and the GRAMMY-nominated single, Deuces (2011).  Congdon’s credits also include the Series Producer of the nationally broadcast television series, Hannah Help Me, and the Executive Producer of Music for the feature film, Boarder Town.

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