Friday, April 16, 2010
One Shot is the inspirational story of Team Type 1, a team of international professional cyclists embarking on the journey of a lifetime. With exclusive access, we'll follow the riders as they battle to become the first diabetic athletes to conquer the Tour de France. Will Team Type 1 do for insulin-dependent diabetes what Lance Armstrong did for cancer research? From tryouts and training camps, from riders fired to new cyclists hired, from the first pro tour race to the ultimate goal of the 2012 Tour de France, this feature documentary will follow Team Type 1 as they give history their best shot. They're inspirational, but they're also competitive. And they have great legs.
The film's Director, Lisa Hepner, who has lived with Type 1 diabetes for 17 years, will also explore the deeper and more personal questions of living with a chronic illness -- what does a day living with diabetes look and feel like? What impact does the disease have on relationships, family and otherwise? One Shot will also reveal the reality of living with a demanding chronic illness -- a disease that many people have heard of, but few people understand.