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Kalliope Films begins production on Christian documentary film “In My Father’s Footsteps” starring WWE wrestling superstar Ted DiBiase Jr.
NEW YORK, NY — Kalliope Films has commenced production on “In My Father’s Footsteps” a faith-based documentary film about WWE wrestling superstar Ted DiBiase Jr. The movie portrays Ted’s experiences as a Christian, following in the footsteps of his ‘heavenly father’ Jesus Christ. The documentary also shares what it is like for Ted Jr. to be the ‘legacy’ of his father, WWE Hall of Famer and Christian minister “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. Lastly, the movie highlights the milestone of Ted Jr. becoming a father for the first time. Due to his openness and pride about being a Christian, as well as his wonderful charitable work, Ted Jr. is affectionately known as the ‘Tim Tebow of Sports Entertainment.’
“I just want to maximize my time in the ‘spotlight’ and share the love of Christ. It’s time we have positive role models for our kids to look up to like Tim Tebow of the NFL and Bubba Watson of the PGA. My goal and dream is to see lives changed for the better! I believe God has given me an enormous platform being a WWE Superstar. I want to use that platform to bring glory to God. The WWE audience reaches across the entire world from the United States to Australia. Whether it be one or 1 million lives we touch, it will all be worth sharing God’s love and promise of hope. To God be the glory!” said Ted DiBiase Jr.
Ted (Twitter: @TedDiBiase) has a very devoted fan base, collectively known as the ‘DiBiase Posse.’ They attend Ted’s “DiBiase Posse Parties” which are fan organized tailgate parties that take place before each and every WWE Live Event that he is scheduled to appear at. Ted personally attends these gatherings, hangs out, takes pictures and signs autographs all for free. He created DiBiasePosseParty.com specifically as the online home, for fans to come to for everything related to the DiBiase Posse Parties. It allows Ted to continue that personal connection with his fans, long after they have left the arena.
“In My Father’s Footsteps” is being produced by Kira Madallo Sesay (“Hansel and Gretel in 3D”) of Kalliope Films. Gregory Louis Carter (“Wrestling With Faith”) has been attached to direct the film. Shooting began this month and will take place throughout North America. This movie is the follow up to their previous collaboration which Carter directed, entitled “Wrestling With Faith.” That faith-based documentary film is currently in post-production and is a biographical piece that chronicles the fascinating life story of Ted DiBiase Jr.’s father, WWE Hall of Famer “Million Dollar Man” Ted DiBiase. It showcases Ted Sr.’s extraordinary journey from growing up in a wrestling family, to becoming a wrestling superstar, his struggle with succumbing to vices at the height of his fame and then finally finding redemption after becoming a Christian. “Wrestling With Faith” culminates with Ted Sr. (Twitter: @MDMTedDiBiase) becoming an ordained Christian minister.
“As the saying goes, ‘With great power comes great responsibility’ and Ted DiBiase Jr. truly exemplifies the spirit of this quote. Ted is utilizing the blessing of his fame and success in the WWE to uplift and inspire others and to help those less fortunate. I look forward to sharing Ted’s inspirational story with the world,” said Kira Madallo Sesay, CEO of Kalliope Films.
A portion of the proceeds from “In My Father’s Footsteps” will go to Ted Jr.’s recently launched non-profit organization, The Ted DiBiase Foundation. It provides special events and takes part in programs for disabled and terminally ill children. In addition, a portion of the proceeds from “Wrestling With Faith” will go to Ted Sr.’s non-profit organization, Heart Of David Ministry. It provides community outreach as well as takes part in programs and causes, to assist those who are less fortunate and in need.
About Kalliope Films
Kalliope Films is a film production company founded by producer/writer Kira Madallo Sesay. The company’s mission is to produce high quality, entertaining feature films of various genres for an international audience. Always open to new ideas and collaborations, the company works in conjunction with various international co-producers. Kalliope Films is currently producing “Hansel and Gretel in 3D” the Greek mythology epic “Theseus” and the upcoming Vincent Van Gogh biopic, entitled “Van Gogh.”