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Juan Leon, a resilient Para-athlete who overcame the loss of his legs in a tragic accident, embarked on a journey to reclaim his life through the empowering sport of swimming. His unwavering determination led him to the prestigious Parapan American Games, where he showcased his extraordinary abilities. This compelling tale highlights his indomitable spirit, fueled by the invaluable guidance of a compassionate coach who unlocked his hidden potential. Moreover, Juan's triumphant story extends beyond personal triumph as he actively contributes to his community, exemplifying the power of giving back.


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Client: ARUP

Production Company: Hairless Dog Films

Director: Mathew Orzel

Producer: Fergus Miller

Creative Director: Gerardo Ruiz Miñán

Cinematographers: Daniel Garate, Mathew Orzel, Jack Weisman

Underwater & Aerial Cinematographer: Daniel Garate

Editor: Gino Moreno

Music and Sound Design: Kevin Pollard

Sound Design and Mix: Timo Säilä

Aerial Cinematography: Niels Ahmes, Tobias Deml, Mathew Orzel, Jack WeismanColourist: Tobias Deml

Assistant Director: Fergus Miller

Assistant Producers: Lisset Ariza

Sound Recordist: Ernesto Herrera

Additional Editing: Mathew Orzel

Assistant Editor: Renzo Mas

Animation: Matt Collett

Subtitles: Hiroki Kamada

Security: Fortuna Security, José Alcantara, Fabian Granara

Transport: Orlando Calvay Merino, Cristobal Noriega, Sergio Ramón Rivas Barraza   

Additional Footage: Lima 2019, Lima 2019

Special Thanks: Juan Leon and family, Fernando Cuadros, ARUP family, Ryan Jones, Maria Gracia Rodriguez Orzel, Sandra Vergara, Villa Deportiva del Callao

ARUP Representatives: Chiraag Amarnani, Janki Johri, Nick Merridew, Harry Midwood

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