UNIQUE: Producer Mike Tollin has actually made many films and documentaries on sports figures, however the deal he has actually just closed with Jon Dorenbos puts on a fast track Tollin’s first about a long snapper who moonlights as a magician. Dorenbos invested the majority of his 15 seasons on a football field as the long snapper for the Philadelphia Eagles, the group that simply won the Super Bowl. Newly retired, Dorenbos is concentrating on that 2nd career, after an unforgettable current stint on America’s Got Talent. The offer encompasses life rights and an alternative on Life Is Magic, a book Dorenbos is writing for Simon & & Schuster with Larry Platt, author of books on such Philadelphia-based sports stars as Allen Iverson. Tollin will rapidly work with a scribe who’ll all at once develop a movie Tollin will produce, with advancement financed through the inspirational sports film slate he’s putting together through a current deal involving IMG and Mandalay Sports Media.Who’s Dorenbos
and exactly what’s a long snapper? Dorenbos’ talent is to bend over and precisely trek a football 15 lawns in reverse for basket and punts, and then keep the behemoth on the other side of the line from blocking the kick. The discipline is similar to his expertise with a deck of cards. Both are based on consistency and repetition. And if you mess up, you look really dumb.NBC/ REX/Shutterstock”I discovered how to love doing the same thing over and over looking for the ideal repetition, whether it’s a card technique that seemed nearly impossible when I started, or football. My ball spins 3 and a half times and if I hit the exact same area at the exact same speed, the holder need only catch it, and put it down because the laces are out and it’s all set to go. You can add weather, wind, which 300-pound plus guy opposite you who’s attempting to freaking eliminate you, however they don’t matter. It’s everything about the best rep.”While that hardly screams movie, whatever else in Dorenbos’life definitely does.Dorenbos lost himself in a deck of
cards to handle childhood disaster. Raised in Seattle, his youth was destroyed when his dad Alan murdered his mother Kathy in an act of domestic violence. All this when Dorenbos was just 12 years of ages. The deception skills that Dorenbos found out over years would can be found in helpful when he aiming to find out a path to the National Football League. This was during the days of VHS and in the fuzzy emphasize tape he sent out to colleges, Dorenbos supplemented footage of his exploits and strong play on a win-less junior college group with plays made by 2 teammates who were approximately his size. One hit more difficult and another was a talented special group long snapper. Dorenbos got a scholarship to UTEP out of that, where he perfected the long snap enough to sustain a 15-year NFL profession, an eternity for a special teams player.Just prior to the Eagles won the team’s very first Super Bowl, Dorenbos got traded to the New Orleans Saints. Before he ever snapped a ball in a game for his brand-new group, Dorenbos took a physical that revealed an aortic aneurysm, a possibly deadly condition which required him to retire right away and go through open heart surgical treatment. It was video game over for his football career.So how is it that Dorenbos simply returned from enjoying the Super Bowl from the suite of Eagles team owner Jeffrey Lurie, then waved to that fanatical Philly crowd in the Eagles success parade, to be followed by an event where Dorenbos will get a Super Bowl ring? Let him tell it.”Jeffrey said, you ‘re an Eagle forlife and you assisted get us to this point,”Dorenbos said.”He informed me, ‘I believe we’re going to get there this year, and you become part of the household and you’re coming.
‘I didn’t play football to exceed, but I do hold the record for a lot of consecutive games played as an Eagle. When they informed me I would be traded to New Orleans, I had to make myself fine with it. My very first idea was it is the favorite team of Ellen DeGeneres, who has let me carry out a bunch of times of her show after AGT. For a 37-year old player, the chance to get from the cold and play half a season’s games inside your home sounded great. I take the physical, the doctor calls me and states, there is an issue with your heart. After an echo cardiogram, the cardiologist states, ‘I do not actually know ways to tell you this, but you’re never ever playing football again and you need emergency situation open heart surgery, soon.’ I’m like, ‘huh? ‘Dorenbos had an aneurysm in his rising aorta. Basically, the valve that opens and closes as the blood leaves a heart was leaking to the point that 60 %of the blood that was pumping from the heart indicated to course through his body, was dripping back into the chamber.”As a result of the heart filling back up with blood, I developed an aneurysm that grew to the size of a Coke can,” Dorenbos stated.” It should be the size of a cent but it became this water balloon, prepared to pop. It’s how John Ritter and Alan Thicke passed away. Had I played and gotten struck in the chest, or run a little too fast and my heart beat too quickly, the aneurysm could have ruptured. That’s how big it was.”If it sounds like Dorenbos is grumbling, he’s not. He had no idea of his ticker time bomb and understands he evaded a bullet. It’s a bit schmaltzy, however a Philly sportswriter when advised Dorenbos when he joined the team that when
the gamer’s mother was buried, a pal sang the tune The Wind Below My Wings. The lyrics talk of flying higher than an eagle with the wind below his wings; Dorenbos thinks that was his mom, and he finds significance in that his life was saved by a saint, as in the team whose medical professionals saved him from adevastating rupture. The aunt who became his guardian would discover cents on the ground and inform the young Dorenbos they were dropped from paradise by his mother. When Dorenbos got his diagnosis, he found a glossy one at his feet and took it as an indication he would be okay. For a boy whose life once seemed irreparably shattered by tragedy, the look for signs and things to think in are necessary.”I have found out that the earlier you accept your truth, the earlier you can look at the positives in life,”he stated. “My truth was that I lost both of my parents. My father went to jail and my mommy was eliminated. My sibling and I stayed with a momentary foster household for a bit, till my aunt, my mama’s sibling, got custody of us. I loved magic. It was actually the only time that I didn’t think about all the crap, the counseling therapy, the grieving. I would sit at a table, shuffle cards and learn moves, for 10 hours at a time. As a kid, it taught me it was alright to be alone and pursue something. I am a slow, tubby white person who never believed he would play football. I made two Pro Bowls and think what? All I did was remain on the course and appear every day, when others leapt off the path. “Along that course, Dorenbos enjoyed the motion pictures made by Philly fan Tollin, and they built a relationship, as Dorenbos plied the filmmaker with cleats and helmets signed by Eagles stars that delighted the producer’s boy Lucas. After Dorenbos presented his magic skills on a season’s worth of AGT episodes where
he ended up in 3rd place in the skill contest, numerous producers came contacting us to tell his life story. But Dorenbos stated Tollin was a simple option and he offered him the book option for $1. For his part, Tollin stated that the current champion by the Eagles obliged him to hurry a motion picture they hope will follow in the actions of such Eagles-centric underdog stories as the Bradley Cooper-Jennifer Lawrence photo Silver Linings Playbook and the Mark Wahlberg-Elizabeth Banks-starrer Invincible.”The world has actually turned upside down, the Eagles are
Super Bowl champs, and O-fer-life no more is exactly what we walk around saying,”said Tollin, who with Dorenbos instantly declined this Giants fan’s idea of A Sign of the Armageddon as a possible title if they were set on intertwining the Super Bowl with the Dorenbros story. They’ll require a title soon: Tollin stated the Super Bowl win has actually accelerated the film effort. He is talking with an A-list star currently, and the dream is to have this movie out when, Tollin said in the cocky fashion of an Eagles fan, the team defends its crown in the NFC Playoffs.”Jon and I have actually been speaking about this for awhile, and I as soon as informed him we required a third act, however I didn’t indicate almost killing himself,”Tollin said.”This is about conquering barriers and turning tragedies into positives and the story is so unlikely that I believed we ‘d require a coda to state the story held true. We have that, with Jon and the beautiful better half he just wed, Annalise, in the parade with confetti falling on their heads.”Dorenbos has just signed with ICM Partners in all locations including TELEVISION, and the firm will help grow his profession from magic to inspirational speaking. He’s handled by 287 Home entertainment’s Jake LaGrone and lawyered by Felker Toczek.Here is a few of Dorenbos’ magic deal with AGT: