Latest GLEASON Trailer Promises to be a Tearjerker

Clay Tweel's (Finders Keepers, NFF2015) hit documentary from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival goes inside the life of Steve Gleason, the former New Orleans Saints defensive back who, at the age of 34, was diagnosed with ALS and given a life expectancy of two to five years. Weeks later, Gleason found out his wife, Michel, was expecting their first child. A video journal that began as a gift for his unborn son expands to chronicle Steve’s determination to get his relationships in order, build a foundation to provide other ALS patients with purpose, and adapt to his declining physical condition—utilizing medical technologies that offer the means to live as fully as possible.

Click below for the latest inspirational look at this powerful documentary.

Spotlight Documentary GLEASON plays the Nantucket Film Festival on Friday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25. Director Clay Tweel will be in attendance.

Clay Tweel's GLEASON, a story of Steve Gleason's heroism

Spotlight documentary, GLEASON, is part tale of courage, and part love letter to his young son. Straight from a 'Best Documentary' win at Seattle Film Festival, Director Clay Tweel brings his latest documentary to Nantucket. Read a profile of Tweel's unforgettable film.  

GLEASON plays the Nantucket Film Festival on Friday, June 24th and Sunday, June 26th.

SPOTLIGHT Documentary "Gleason" Chronicles Steve Gleason's Fight

"With seemingly no restrictions from his subjects, director Clay Tweel delivers far more than just a typical inspirational living-with-disease doc: This is a portrait of a family forced to completely readjust their lives, never flinching from the accompanying fears and frustrations." -- Geoff Berkshire, VARIETY

Making a departure from his 2015 truth-that's-stranger-than-fiction doc, FINDER'S KEEPERS (NFF 2015), director Clay Tweel provides an intimate look at the journey of NFL star, Steve Gleason, and his family after his diagnosis with ALS.

We proudly present GLEASON as one of 2016's Spotlight films.