‘Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test’ Instructor Remi Adeleke & Director Nick Nanton Team For Doc About Heroes
26.05.2023 - 15:13
EXCLUSIVE: SAS: Who Dares Wins and Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test instructor and writer Remi Adeleke has teamed with Emmy-winner Nick Nanton on Hero, a doc feature exploring perseverance and hope. Nanton’s companies DNA Films and Abundance Studios are teaming to make the feature.
Adeleke and Nanton previously partnered to develop Timothy Ballard’s book Slave Stealers: True Accounts Of Slave Rescues Then & Now as a TV series alongside Ballard, Brian Norton and screenwriter Cody Newton Gifford.
Hero will explore the concept of the hero’s journey through stories of perseverance, hope, and courage in the face of adversity. It’s currently in post-production. Nanton is the director, with former Navy SEAL Adeleke producing.
Nanton is known for films such as Disney+’s Dickie V, Netflix’s The Rebound and Prime Video’s Rudy Ruttiger: The Walk On. Actor, director, producer and author Adeleke is a director/instrucutor in Channel 4’s successful SAS: Who Dares Wins format and its Fox counterpart Special Forces: World’s Toughest Test. He also acted in Gerard Butler starrer Plane, and Michael Bay’s Ambulance and Underground 6.
Adeleke’s own story will be among the stories included in Hero, along with those of deaf singer-songwriter and America’s Got Talent contestant Mandy Harvey, UFC Bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and Laura Penhaul, who led the first all-female crew to row the Pacific Ocean. They will each be interviewed to reveal stories of transformation.
“Since getting out of the military, storytelling, whether through books, TV or film has become my greatest passion,” said Adeleke. “And, as a storyteller, I’ve utilized the hero’s journey many times so it’s been ‘cool’ to be able to examine that process through the