Toejam Backlot
150 NW 21st St, Miami

174 E. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33131


World Premiere

DIRECTED BY Shaina Allen

Country: USA
Language: English

Running Time: 60min
Film Year: 2016
Category: Soiree Series

After a disappointing loss during the national championships, local wheelchair basketball team the Miami Heat Wheels are ready to come back together and give their all in the forthcoming season. In community-supported wheelchair basketball programs across the country, players push each other physically, mentally and emotionally in order to succeed against the odds, struggling with the challenges of dedicating oneself to a sport that does not garner the recognition or resources granted to other professional athletic organizations—wheelchair basketball is all too often regarded as a sort of charity instead of the riveting competitive sport that it is. The Miami Heat Wheels are ready for their second shot at winning the nationals, but lack of funds and personal problems threaten to put an end to the dream before the season reaches its tension-riddled conclusion.

Shaina Allen’s engrossing, groundbreaking and ultimately inspiring documentary debut focuses on the unique camaraderie forged between men who find hope, comfort and an exhilarating sense of purpose playing a sport in which their powerful, well trained bodies are not considered to be lacking in anything. – Andres Castillo

This film is also a part of the Knight Documentary Achievement Award series and the Florida Focus film series.

The Rebound is preceded by the short film Who is Lou Gehrig?


This film is available for purchase with Backlot Bash

Backlot Bash

The Heat Wheels will be in attendance



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Director: Shaina Allen
Producer: Michael Esposito

Cinematographer: Shaina Allen
Editor: Shaina Allen, Jeremy Bircher

Shaina Allen

Shaina Allen studied media arts at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, Virginia. She is the co-founder of Shaina Allen Cinematography, a video production company. The Rebound (2016) is her first film.