Genre: This is a True Adventure Story
He flew with danger for sixteen years. One day danger got the best of him! This is the very exciting true story of one of a most unforgettable man, raised on a farm in Sodus, Michigan. His very exciting life really begins at the age of 13 when he was allowed to drive the family’s new Model T ford. You see, neither his Dad or his Mother had an inclination to drive the new car, but Joe did!
Narrator: Geoff Mays
Joe: Manny Pacheco
Mike Cull: Gary Wheeler
Man on Horse: Steve Rizzo
Visual Design by Kimberly Villarruel
Produced by Matthew Toffolo
Based on the writer’s novel. In 1987, following a public outcry about its questionable medical practices, Staten Island’s Willowbrook State School for people with intellectual disabilities closed its doors for good.
Flat broke and almost finished with graduate school, Dan Tomasulo — now a core faculty member at Columbia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute — was hired to relocate Willowbrook’s most severely disabled inhabitants into a groundbreaking community-based group home.
Point in script: At this point in the script, I’d already left my wife, gotten the new job and been assaulted by Sophia—where there is now died blood on my jacket
NARRATOR – Lindy Thurrell
ALBERT – Steve Rizzo
DR. DAN – Geoff Mays
TAIMI – Esther Teeboo