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Micheal Reza signs on to Produce DNA Films documentary, Hero

Micheal Reza signs on to Produce DNA Films documentary, Hero

New documentary features real-life heroes who overcame obstacles to emerge as transformed individuals, told as a series of authentic stories that inspire hope.

ORLANDO, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, July 14, 2023/ — Author, Producer, and Partner at MCapital Holdings, Michael
Reza has signed on as a Producer on the new documentary film, Hero, from Emmy®
Award-winning film production studio DNA Films and Abundance Studios. Directed by
22-time Emmy® Award winner Nick Nanton (Dickie V on Disney+, The Rebound
(Netflix), Operation Toussaint, Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On on Amazon) and
produced by author, writer, director, actor and former Navy Seal, Remi Adeleke (Plane,
Special Forces Fox), aims to motivate audiences with stories of perseverance, hope, and
courage in the face of adversity. The film is currently in post-production.

Hero explores one of the most fascinating aspects of a hero’s journey, which is its
universality. This narrative archetype of the ‘hero’s journey’ was first coined by mythology
expert Joseph Campbell and found in stories ranging from The Odyssey to Harry Potter.
That narrative starts with a hero going on an adventure, learning a lesson, achieving a
victory, and then returning home as a transformed person. This reiterates that there is
something deeply resonant about the story of a hero’s transformation that speaks to people
across space and time.

The documentary features the journeys of Plane actor and Special Forces Fox host Remi
Adeleke who will also serve as a Producer, deaf singer/songwriter and America’s Got
Talent Golden Buzzer winner Mandy Harvey, UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick
Cruz and Laura Penhaul, who led the first all-female crew to row the Pacific Ocean.
“Since getting out of the military, storytelling, whether through books, tv or film has
become my greatest passion. And, as a storyteller, I’ve utilized the hero’s journey many
times so it’s been ‘cool’ to be able to examine that process through the lens of actual
people,” said Adeleke.

While many view heroes as extraordinary individuals with superhuman abilities, Campbell
believed we are all the heroes of our own stories. The key is simply tapping into your
innate potential. Through interviews with these featured heroes, the film will provide a
blueprint for crafting your hero’s journey of personal transformation and ultimately
creating the life you imagine.

To become the hero of your own story, you must script it, you must narrate it, and you
must produce it. What that means on a practical level will be explored by experts in the
fields of personal development, motivation, Future Self science, and more.
“What I love about this topic is that none of the four featured people in the film would call
themselves heroes, which is the whole point,” said Nanton. “I am making this film for
everyone from kids to adults at any stage of their lives from all corners of the globe, to help
them see how they can become the heroes of their own journeys and live fulfilled lives of
success and significance.”

The documentary reunites Nanton, and Emmy® Award-winning producer, Giovanni
Marsico, who worked together on Dreamer, which focused on entrepreneurs who never
gave up on their dreams even when the world told them it couldn't be done.
Nanton is a 22-time Emmy Award-winning director, and producer, author, and branding
agency executive who has won multiple awards for his work since 2005 and been
nominated for 36. Having directed over 60 documentary films, from the slums of Port-au-
Prince Haiti with special forces raiding a sex trafficking ring and freeing young girls to the
Virgin Galactic SpacePort in Mojave with Sir Richard Branson, Nanton has become known
for telling stories that connect. The Emmy wins are just the latest in a long line of accolades
for Nanton, who has produced film and television projects including the recently released
Disney+ documentary Dickie V about Dick Vitale, created a series In Case You Didn’t Know
with Nick Nanton for Prime Video, co-founded DNA Films, and wrote several successful
books including Story Selling.

“Nick Nanton is America’s Biographer. He is the voice of a new generation,” said Larry King.
Adeleke became a prolific figure in the industry in all aspects of entertainment, including;
consulting, directing, writing, and acting, including the 2017 franchise film, Transformers:
The Last Knight, SEAL Team CBS, the Universal thriller directed by Michael
Bay, Ambulance, and Amazon’s hit series Terminal List.
Adeleke’s upcoming projects include the action-thriller, Unexpected Redemption which he
wrote and is set to direct later this year, with Alan Siegel, Gary Burkhard, and Gerard

Butler’s G-BASE producing, alongside Al Munteanu of Square One Productions and Mike
Gabrawy. His latest espionage thriller series, “Chameleon: A Black Box Thriller,” is set to be
released through HarperCollins William Morrow on July 25, 2023.
Adeleke is repped by APA, The Talbot Fortune Literary Agency, Loeb & Loeb and Lon Haber
& Co.

About Abundance Studios
Abundance Studios is a film studio dedicated to fostering a world of abundant thinking
and abundant action. The producer collective is comprised of entrepreneurs, professionals,
and philanthropists dedicated to earning, learning, and serving through media. The goal of
the studio is to find, film, and share heartening and inspirational stories that will help to
uplift the world. Film and storytelling have the power to create immensely positive change
in the world, and Abundance Studios wants to facilitate that change for the betterment of

About the Production Team:
Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer Nick Nanton is producing the film
alongside Emmy® Award Winning Producers Nick Ruff and Katie Tschopp along with
Producers, Peter D'Arruda, Chuck McDowell, Craig Lack, Didi Wong, Chris Wiser, Julie
Meates, Fred Rouse, Jennifer Perri, Kevin Hodes, Richard Tyler, Daniel Mangena, Dr. Wayne
Pernell, Perminder Chohan, Michael Reza, Gary Marriage, Giovanni Marsico, George
McCranie, and Charlie Epstein.

Press contact:
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