One boy’s wish changed a man. One man’s wish changed the world.
I’ve never really thought how Make-A-Wish came into existence but am very interested in the new bio-pic Wish Man about Frank Shankwitz, the co-founder of the Make-A-Wish Foundation after learning of the new film. Mr. Shankwitz selected Andrew Steel personally to star in Wish Man. The heartwarming story will nationwide release on June 7th, 2019 through myCinema before expanding globally.
Andrew Steel (“Home & Away,” “Wonderland,” and Batman in “The Justice Lease”) plays Frank Shankwitz and the newest hunk from Down Under will be stealing hearts in this emotional role. Steel is more than good looks because he wears multiple hats from actor, producer and philanthropist. He brings a grounded emotional core to the film that brought a tear to my eye watching the trailer! Steel is a NIDA trained actor and has been featured in the Australian Shakespeare Company. In addition to his talent in front of the screen he’s President and Co-Founder of Flicks4Change.org the international film festival with a social conscience.
“Wish Man” was directed by Theo Davies (“5 Hour Friends”) on the biography based on the life story of Frank Shankwitz, an Arizona motorcycle cop in the era of “CHiPs” who would become the founder of the global charity the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
“Wish Man” A stoic motorcycle cop is still haunted by the traumatic separation from his father when he was a boy. After surviving a near-fatal accident and being framed for police brutality, his whole world falls apart. Unexpectedly, he finds hope in the shape of a terminally ill boy, who reunites him with his father after 28 years. To honor the boy, he creates the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
This incredible true story also features stars from the original series “CHiPs,” (as part of the first child’s wish was to be a “CHiPs,” highway patrolman) as well as hot new stars and beloved audience favorites including: Andrew Steel (“Home & Away,” “Wonderland,” and Batman in “The Justice Lease”), Kirby Bliss Blanton (“Project X,” “The Green Inferno,” “Death Wish”), Robert Pine (“CHiPs,” “Frozen,” “Independence Day”), Danny Trejo (“Machete,” “Desperado,” “Con Air”), Bruce Davison (“X-Men,” X”-Men 2,” “Longtime Companion”), Frank Whaley (“Pulp Fiction,” “Field of Dreams,” “The Doors”), Tom Sizemore (“Saving Private Ryan,” “Blackhawk Down,” “Heat”), Dale Dickey (“Winter’s Bone,” “Hell or High Water,” “Iron Man 3”), Larry Wilcox (“CHiPs,” “Loaded Weapon,” “Lassie”), Fay Masterson (“Eyes Wide Shut,” “The Quick and the Dead,” “Fifty Shades Darker”), and Steven Michael Quezada (“Breaking Bad,” ”Kreep”). “Wish Man” is a joint production from 333 Films, El Ride Productions and Fresh Cats Productions.
About Make-A-Wish Foundation Since the Make-A-Wish Foundation’s creation in 1980, Make-A-Wish has granted wishes for more than 450,000 children in 50 countries worldwide. On average, a wish is granted every 38 seconds. It’s the world’s largest wish-granting organization.