Janson Media Releases Sean Hepburn Ferrer's 'Racehoss' on DVD

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Acclaimed filmmaker Sean Hepburn Ferrer (the son of iconic Hollywood actors Audrey Hepburn and Mel Ferrer) presents the life story of former convict turned do-gooder Albert Race Sample in the biographical documentary RACEHOSS: THE LIFE OF ALBERT RACE SAMPLE.

Janson Media today announced the worldwide release of the DVD, RACEHOSS: THE LIFE OF ALBERT RACE SAMPLE. In this two-hour documentary-style one-man performance, filmed before a live audience, acclaimed filmmaker Sean Hepburn Ferrer presents a moving life story of former convict turned do-gooder, Albert Race Sample.

Sharing the name of Sample's enormously popular book, Racehoss begins as Sample relates to an audience his frightening and troubled upbringing, which started in the neglectful and abusive care of his prostitute mother, "Big Emma." As an passive participant in his mother's dangerous lifestyle, Sample quickly developed into a social deviant in his own right, with one of his early formative experiences including his assault and stabbing of one his elementary school teachers. Shortly thereafter, Sample dropped out of school and was abandoned by age 12, leaving the young man homeless and a frequent traveler of the nation's railway system -- via boxcar. After a brief, yet tumultuous, stint in the army, Sample was sentenced to a 30-year prison term for an unidentified violent crime. After serving 17 years, he was paroled and found work in the Texas state prison system, and eventually turned his life around to become a high ranking official within the Texas Criminal Division.

RACEHOSS was featured in the 2003 New York Independent Film and Video Festival. Said Pulitzer Prize winning author, Studs Terkel, of Racehoss, "... of the most remarkable stories I've come across, perhaps the most remarkable is the story of Albert Race Sample, known as Racehoss." Said the Chicago Tribune in a rave review, "These stories are worthy of Twain, Faulkner and Lardner."

RACEHOSS (1 x 120') was produced in 2003 by Breezeway Entertainment, and filmed in 1080i high-definition. It is now available to worldwide television, DVD and new media markets exclusively through Janson Media.

Total Content: 141 Minutes
MSRP: 24.95
Catalog #: 20350
UPC#: 6-4603203509-4
ISBN#: 1-56839-294-X
Pre-book Date: February 8, 2008
Street Date: February 15, 2008


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