“It’s the job that’s never started as takes longest to finish” – J. R. R. Tolkien
At some point in life everyone has come up with an idea to start something, whether big or small, and for some reason or another never finished it. However, there are times when the motivation is so strong that it feels impossible to stop until you complete the task and reach your goal. It can usually be due to a profound experience that changes one’s life in so many ways. The upcoming movie, TRI, examines this situation through the life of Natalie, an ultrasound tech with a history of not finishing things. Her life changes when she meets Candice, a cancer patient, who gives her information about a triathlon. Candice tells Natalie that she needs to get out more and that participating in a triathlon might just be what she needs in her life. Natalie decides to go for it yet has to train and prepare in order to be ready. TRI covers that journey as Natalie transforms her life with the help of friends and family to overcome her obstacles.
As someone who lives an active lifestyle I’ve always admired those who are able to participate in Triathlons. It takes a tremendous amount of dedication to do so. TRI focuses on this aspect of triathlons but it’s also meant to be an inspiring drama about overcoming obstacles in life. The 3-minute trailer makes that clear as it’s also about Candice choosing to live after her cancer diagnosis. And with the writing team for this movie described as “a 2-time Ironman finisher and professional triathlon coach who has led cancer awareness programs; a cancer survivor; and, an award-winning screenwriter who has lost loved ones to cancer” this film has the potential to touch on all these issues deeply. TRI is set for release Summer 2016. Check out the trailer below: