DePersia hopes the film will raise awareness for those who suffer from CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy.
Hollywood, California (PRWEB) February 12, 2014
Criminal defense lawyer Russell DePersia is developing a compelling sports drama feature film "Seasons Change". Created and written by DePersia, “Seasons Change” is a compelling sports drama that follows a young high school football star who dreams of becoming a professional football player. After a head injury on the field, he is forced to withdraw from the sport, leaving him unable to cope with an uncertain future.
DePersia hopes the film will raise awareness for those who suffer from CTE, or chronic traumatic encephalopathy. As many as 3.8 million people in the United States suffer sports and recreation concussions each year. The Sports Concussion Institute estimates that 10 percent of athletes in contact sports suffer a concussion each season. For young people between 15 to 24 years old, sports are the second largest cause of traumatic brain injury.
DePersia graduated from Rutgers School of Law and has maintained a criminal defense practice for twenty years in New Jersey. He was an accomplished collegiate athlete and while pursuing a law career, was also a semi-pro football player and professional boxer. He has been collaborating with longtime friend and Hollywood producer Suzanne DeLaurentiis on the project.