Sundance 2024 Out of My Mind

We are so thrilled about this incredible film and very grateful to Disney and the entire team that made this possible! It took us ten years and the timing is perfect. Sharon Draper is an amazing author, and her award winning book has moved millions of readers across the globe. Her talent gave us the perfect book and story to adapt into a powerful movie. Thanks to Daniel Stiepleman for his wonderful screenplay, Amber Sealey for her perfect visionary directing and to Peter Saraf, the best producing partner ever. And, of course, a huge thank you to Participant, Big Beach and the entire production team and incredible crew. They simply rocked it! Finally, a huge thank you to our brilliant cast: Rosemarie DeWitt, Luke Kirby, Judith Light, Michael Chernin, Courtney Taylor, Jennifer Aniston and led by the stunning debut performance from Phoebe-Rae Taylor… WOW! WOW! WOW! A star is born.

Out of My Mind will change hearts and move audiences across the globe in a way that we need now more than ever. Love, honor, kindness, hope and inclusiveness will win the day and we are thrilled and blessed to be a part of this stunning and moving story.

“I am so proud to be a part of ‘Out of My Mind’,” the ‘Friends’ star shared on Instagram on the heels of a festival world premiere. “This is such a special film.”

Excerpt from Hollywood Reporter Article (click below to read the full article):

“Amber Sealey’s Out of My Mind had a Sundance Film Festival audience feeling all the feels Friday as the Disney+ title had its world premiere at the Library Center Theatre.

The film casts first-time performer Phoebe-Ray Taylor as Melody Brooks, a sixth grader navigating school as a nonverbal wheelchair user with cerebral palsy. With the help of assistive technology and her devoted allies, Melody shows that what she has to say is more important than how she says it in a fight to be put in a mainstream classroom.”


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