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Anything Is Possible
Anything Is Possible poster.jpg
Directed byDemetrius Navarro
Written byCarlos R. Bermúdez
Demetrius Navarro
StarringEthan Bortnick
Fatima Ptacek
Johnathan Bennett
Lacey Chabert
CinematographyKeith L. Smith
Edited byAndrew Brzozowski
Jon Vasquez
Music byEthan Bortnick
Production
companies
D Street Films
Nu Trend Productions
Distributed byMoviemax Family
Release date
  • September 24, 2013 (2013-09-24)
Running time
93 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Anything Is Possible is a 2013 American drama film written and directed by Demetrius Navarro and starring Ethan Bortnick, Fatima Ptacek, Johnathan Bennett and Lacey Chabert. It is Bortnick's only film and although he finished filming it in September 2011, it was only released in the United States on September 24, 2013. Bortnick plays the leading role as Nathan, a young boy who's separated from his mother when she goes missing during a trip to Japan to help after the tsunami. The movie explores issues like homelessness, military family life and adoption. Bortnick co-wrote the music with Grammy award winning songwriter and producer, Gary Baker, and his team Matthew Craig and Rob Collier. He recorded the album in Muscle Shoals, Alabama. Bortnick also scored the entire film.[1] Bortnick is the youngest actor to co-write the soundtrack and play the leading role in a feature film.

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Demetrius Navarro

Demetrius Navarro

Demetrius Navarro is an actor, writer and director as well as the CEO of D Street Films.

Ethan Bortnick

Ethan Bortnick

Ethan Jordan Bortnick is an American pianist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. He has been featured on The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey Network, Good Morning America, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and his award-winning concert specials on PBS. Ethan has had over 4 national television concert specials. On October 3, 2010, Bortnick was listed in the Guinness World Records for "The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour".

Jonathan Bennett (actor)

Jonathan Bennett (actor)

Jonathan David Bennett is an American actor and television host. He is known for his roles as Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls, Bud McNulty in 2005's Cheaper by the Dozen 2, the title character in the 2009 direct-to-DVD comedy Van Wilder: Freshman Year, and his recurring role as Casey Gant in the UPN mystery drama Veronica Mars. He was the host of the Food Network series Halloween Wars, and he previously hosted Cake Wars.

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Nicole Chabert is an American actress. One of her first roles was playing Erica Kane's daughter on All My Children. She was the third actress to play Bianca Montgomery, playing the part from 1992 until 1993. She then gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the Fox television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).

Tsunami

Tsunami

A tsunami is a series of waves in a water body caused by the displacement of a large volume of water, generally in an ocean or a large lake. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions and other underwater explosions above or below water all have the potential to generate a tsunami. Unlike normal ocean waves, which are generated by wind, or tides, which are in turn generated by the gravitational pull of the Moon and the Sun, a tsunami is generated by the displacement of water from a large event.

Gary Baker (songwriter)

Gary Baker (songwriter)

Gary Baker is an American country music singer and songwriter.

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Muscle Shoals, Alabama

Muscle Shoals is the largest city in Colbert County, Alabama, United States. It is located along the Tennessee River in the northern part of the state and, as of the 2010 census, the population of Muscle Shoals was 13,146. The estimated population in 2019 was 14,575.

Plot

Army lieutenant Margaret Peters goes missing during a rescue mission in Japan. Back in Detroit, her son Nathan had difficulty accepting the shocking news. To make matters worse, he discovers that his father George isn't his biological father. Due to this and his mother's long absence, Child Care Services came knocking at their door. Afraid of being taken away, Nathan splits before his father can explain. While George goes looking for him, Nathan takes to the streets of Detroit. There, he encounters Captain Miles, a homeless Iraq war veteran. It was at first unclear what Captain Miles' intention is with Nathan, but the veteran ultimately tricks him into seeking shelter at the home of Evelyn Strasser. This wealthy philanthropist founds out that her daughter Jesse has been hiding Nathan in the basement. Evelyn reunites Nathan with George, but not before discovering that Nathan is musically gifted. Unfortunately, the reunion is short-lived until Child Care Services can sort out the mess. In the meantime, the State will take custody of Nathan. This means that Nathan still has to go to the orphanage. The orphanage has its own set of problems as it is going to be closed soon due to lack of funds. When the children learned about this, they decide to do some fundraising via a concert. They go all out to market their newly-found musical prodigy via flyers that promise a sterling performance and indeed, on the big day, Nathan raised both the roof and enough funds to support the orphanage. The icing on the cake was when Nathan's mother turned out to be alive after all and was reunited with her family.

Cast

Actor Role
Ethan Bortnick Nathan
Johnathan Bennett George
Lacey Chabert Maggie
Fatima Ptacek Jessee
David Haines Captain Miles
Erlinda Navarro Lysandra (as Erlinda Orozco)
Kym Whitley Ms. Kim
Elizabeth Atkins Evelyn
Shelby Moffett Ms. Jones
Carlo Lorenzo Garcia Mr. Cruz
Daniel Behrendt Army Officer #1
Nathan Bortnick Scooter
Alexander T. Bowman Jimmy
Frankie Darcel Herself
Shariay Gant Jasmine
Daniel Luján Earl
Sydney Machesky Becky
Mila McConaughey Nicole
Meghan Miles Jenny
Ty Miles Army Officer #2
Enrico Natale Clank
Demetrius Navarro Luis
Stephane Nicoli Cab driver
Chad Mitchell Rodgers Tyler
Tasha Tacosa Joyce Miner
Charles E. Wasson Tommy

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Ethan Bortnick

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Ethan Jordan Bortnick is an American pianist, singer, songwriter, record producer, and musician. He has been featured on The Tonight Show, Oprah Winfrey Network, Good Morning America, Disney Channel, Nickelodeon, and his award-winning concert specials on PBS. Ethan has had over 4 national television concert specials. On October 3, 2010, Bortnick was listed in the Guinness World Records for "The World's Youngest Solo Musician to Headline His Own Concert Tour".

Jonathan Bennett (actor)

Jonathan Bennett (actor)

Jonathan David Bennett is an American actor and television host. He is known for his roles as Aaron Samuels in the 2004 comedy film Mean Girls, Bud McNulty in 2005's Cheaper by the Dozen 2, the title character in the 2009 direct-to-DVD comedy Van Wilder: Freshman Year, and his recurring role as Casey Gant in the UPN mystery drama Veronica Mars. He was the host of the Food Network series Halloween Wars, and he previously hosted Cake Wars.

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Chabert

Lacey Nicole Chabert is an American actress. One of her first roles was playing Erica Kane's daughter on All My Children. She was the third actress to play Bianca Montgomery, playing the part from 1992 until 1993. She then gained prominence as a child actress on television for her role as Claudia Salinger in the Fox television drama Party of Five (1994–2000).

Kym Whitley

Kym Whitley

Kym Elizabeth Whitley is an American comedian and actress. She is best known for her roles on television sitcoms, such as Animal Practice, The Boondocks, Young & Hungry, The Parkers, and Black Dynamite. Whitley was nominated for a 2004 BET Comedy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Box Office Movie for her role as Ormandy in the 2003 comedy film Deliver Us From Eva.

Demetrius Navarro

Demetrius Navarro

Demetrius Navarro is an actor, writer and director as well as the CEO of D Street Films.

Reception

One critic gave the film three stars,[2] which according to their ratings mean that it is just fine and solid.[3] The Dove Foundation gave the film five Doves, their highest rating as well as their Family Approved For All Ages seal, which means that it is an entertaining story that is suitable for the entire family.[4] They also stated that Young Ethan Bortnick is incredible as Nathan.

One of the cast, Fatima Ptacek earned a nomination for the category Best Child Actor in a Film in the 2014 Nollywood and African Film Critics Awards.

Source: "Anything Is Possible (film)", Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, (2022, November 25th), https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anything_Is_Possible_(film).

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References
  1. ^ Anything Is Possible (2013), retrieved 2018-09-20
  2. ^ "Anything Is Possible - Movie Review". Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  3. ^ "How We Rate and Review | Common Sense Media". Retrieved 2018-09-20.
  4. ^ "Anything is Possible | Dove Family Friendly Movie Reviews". Dove.org. Retrieved 2018-09-20.
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