We’re always looking for things that have motivational messages to share with others. An inspiration, a life lesson, or a quote to help carry us through the day. Of course, Disney always gives us the support we need through its movies, shows, shorts, and more. This time, Disney brings us a powerful lesson with Safety premiering on Disney+ December 11th.
Safety is inspired by the true story of former Clemson University football safety, Ray McElrathbey. It follows his story through challenging circumstances where his love and passion for the things he does help him triumph over these repeated issues. On his journey, he’s aided by his teammates and the Clemson community, who help him succeed as a football player while raising his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr. It’s a truly inspiring story to let you know that as long as you strive towards your passions, you will succeed.
Safety was directed by Academy Award®-Nominated Filmmaker Reginald Hudlin and produced by Mark Ciardi, p.g.a and Gordon Gray. The screenplay was written by Nick Santora, and the executive producers are Douglas S. Jones and Campbell Mclinnis. Well-known actor Jay Reeves plays Ray, and newcomer Thaddeus J. Mixson plays Fahmarr. Other actors/actresses in the movies include Corinne Foxx, Matthew Glave, Hunter Sansone, Amanda Warren, Miles Burris, Isaac Bell, Elijah Bell, and James Badge Dale.
Hudlin said, “Safety is a movie about brotherhood and coming together for the greater good, which is a message our society needs right now.” Indeed it is. We’re excited to see the movie and to fully experience the lesson that the movie teaches us.
The movie also comes with an original soundtrack. Anyone who’s been a fan of Disney knows that their soundtrack always hits. That’s why we’re looking forward to it. Do you know what makes it even better? Grammy®-Winning Artist H.E.R has written and performed a song just for the movie as well. The song called ‘Hold Us Together’ was produced in collaboration with Josiah Bassey and Dernst “D’Mile” Emile II. It also features a score by critically acclaimed Grammy®-winning jazz musician/producer and composer Marcus Miller. The soundtrack is set for release the same day as the movie.
We’re glad that we can add Safety to the long list of inspirational movies that Disney has to offer us. Disney’s powerful lessons they teach through Safety are everlasting ones. Although a lonely holiday season, we still can’t wait to wrap up in our blankets with hot chocolate and watch this masterpiece.
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