Screenplay by Steve Kayser


"What a fine story and screenplay! What heart. This will make a memorable film."  - Mark Miller, legendary leading man, producer, and writer of  A Walk in the Clouds,Savannah Smiles,”  “Christmas Mountain, andDiff'rent Strokes.”


Acceptance Bridge’ is a great read. The story is so entertaining and interesting I couldn’t put it down. It’s ‘Glory Road,’ ‘Hoosiers’ and ‘Rudy’ combined as teams and individuals overcome handicaps and roadblocks on all levels.  Inspiring is not a strong enough word for ‘Acceptance Bridge’ … but it certainly works.”   - Donn Burrows, Director, “The Big O: The Oscar Robertson Story.”


 Acceptance Bridge – Synopsis

Charismatic Highland “Hi-Riser” Risert, a regally handsome multi-millionaire, former NBA all-star, and successful entrepreneur has it all – a booming hi-tech company, a beautiful family, and a blessed life.

But not for long.

The company goes belly up, and Highland is involved in a horrific accident that kills his family. He survives, but is disfigured and crippled for life.

An accident?

Maybe ... maybe not.

Highland vows to prove it wasn't. But how? He has no money, no job, is confined to a wheelchair, and worse, no one believes him. Destitute, Highland takes a job at a poor rural school. There he meets a fourteen-year-old deaf kid, HOMER – a boy that awakens gentle stirrings of the soul that may breathe hope into his life again.
Homer's only goal in life is to make the basketball team. Highland takes Homer under his wing, and an Odyssey of unexpected emotion, discovery and drama unfolds.
Highland searches for the answers to his nightmare while being drawn into Homer's battle to capture a dream. A heart-rending journey plays out against the backdrop of acceptance, redemption, and spiritual rebirth.
”Acceptance Bridge” is a story about overcoming insurmountable odds, emotional twists, humorous turns, and a spiritually uplifting climax.

And ... it’s a story where Homer steals your heart. 

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