Filming on campus for 1,000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story gained media coverage in the Hanover Evening Sun and the Gettysburg Times on Oct. 19. The movie will tell the story of Gettysburg College student Cory Weissman.
From the Evening Sun:
Cory Weissman is reliving a moment. He stands on the sidelines coaching himself on.
"Up, up, up," he says, making the motion of shooting a basket with his hands.
Dressed in Weissman's basketball jersey, actor David Henrie listens, smiles and then shoots.
With the swish of the net, the director yells cut and the scene is over.
On the set of "1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story," Weissman is no longer the player making the free throw shot. He is the coach.
The movie chronicles the college career of Weissman, a 1,000-point scoring high school basketball player who suffered a traumatic stroke in his freshman year at Gettysburg College.
After three long years of physical therapy, Weissman finally returned to the basketball court his senior year for one last game with the team. Still unable to play a full game, Weissman was only put in for the final few seconds of competition. Weissman was enjoying just being back on the court when something unexpected happened - the opposing team's coach, Rob Nugent, instructed his players to foul Weissman, giving him the opportunity to score his only college basket.
From the Gettysburg Times:
A crowd of spectators held their breath Friday afternoon as a young basketball player tried and successfully made a game-winning free throw at Gettysburg College’s Bream Gym.
After his successful shot, the blue and orange-clad crowd erupted in an extended thunder of raucous cheers – before director Mike Levine stepped in and yelled “Cut.”