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LITTLE RED WAGON is based on the inspirational true story of eight-year-old Zach Bonner on his quest to change the world with nothing more than his beat-up red wagon and a blazing spirit of philanthropy. When Zach sets out to help homeless children in America in the wake of Hurricane Charley, by walking from his house in Tampa, Florida to the White House, he must overcome bureaucrats and blisters and capture the hearts of his fractured family and the entire nation.

DAVID ANSPAUGH Director

His work as an associate producer on television movies led to his producing and directing “Hill Street Blues,” for which he won three Emmy Awards and two Golden Globes, and earned three DGA Award nominations and one win. Anspaugh then directed episodes of “St. Elsewhere” and “Miami Vice” before making his feature film debut with HOOSIERS, starring Gene Hackman, Barbara Hershey and Dennis Hopper. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards, and Anspaugh won a Special Achievement Award from the Heartland Film Festival as well as being nominated for The Independent Spirit Award for Best First Time Feature Director.


TWO-TIME EMMY® WINNER ANNA GUNN Laurie

Currently stars as Skyler White on AMC’s Emmy-winning series “Breaking Bad,” garnering considerable critical acclaim from media such as TV Guide, which called her an “achingly subtle actress...packing serious dramatic heat.” In 2004 she landed her breakout television role, playing Martha Bullock on HBO‟s seminal show “Deadwood.” Another major recurring role for Gunn was on David E. Kelley’s “The Practice,” delivering a notable turn as ADA Jean Ward opposite Dylan McDermott and Lara Flynn Boyle. Her extensive television credits also include starring roles in several made-for-TV movies and major guest starring appearances on such shows as “Six Feet Under,” “ER,” “Boston Legal,” “Law & Order” and “Seinfeld.” Highlights of Gunn’s feature film work include the dark comedy NOBODY'S BABY, in which she starred with Gary Oldman and Mary Steenburgen; the film premiered at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. In 1998, she played opposite Jon Voight in Tony Scott’s summer blockbuster ENEMY OF THE STATE. Her first starring role was in 1995's independent thriller WITHOUT EVIDENCE, alongside Angelina Jolie. Her upcoming films include the Haley Joel Osment coming-of-age comedy SASSY PANTS.


CHANDLER CANTERBURY Zach

Is one of the brightest and intriguing young actors to emerge in recent years. With a subtle approach, vivid imagination, and incredible emotional range, Chandler has blossomed into one of Hollywood's most diverse talents.

He will next be seen playing a lead role in THE HOST alongside Saoirse Ronan, Diane Kruger, and William Hurt, written and directed by Andrew Niccol (IN TIME, GATTACA, THE TRUMAN SHOW) based on the novel by Stephenie Meyer ("Twilight Saga"). Chandler plays Jamie Stryder, the brother of Melanie (Ronan), a captured human whose body becomes the host for a parasitic alien “soul” named Wanderer. Surviving the Soul’s implantation into her body, Melanie develops a relationship with Wanderer and together they try to locate the last pocket of surviving humans on Earth including Melanie’s brother Jamie.

Chandler will soon be seen starring in STANDING UP based on Brock Cole’s young adult novel, THE GOATS. Written and directed by D.J. Caruso (EAGLE EYE, DISTURBIA, I AM NUMBER FOUR), the film centers around two kids at summer camp who are less than popular with their peers. A cruel prank leaves Howie (Canterbury) and Grace stranded on Goat Island with nothing but their surroundings to cover them up. The two decide to eschew the sheer humiliation of going back to camp and instead disappear and embark on an adventure together that turns into an odyssey of self-discovery. Val Kilmer and Radha Mitchell also star.

Canterbury previously wrapped a lead role in the indie PLASTIC JESUS written by Bryan Bertino (THE STRANGERS), directed by Erica Dunton (2011 Sundance Film Festival Audience Award winning TO.GET.HER), and produced by Heather Rae (2008 Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize Winning FROZEN RIVER). Mackenzie Foy, Hilarie Burton, and Paul Schneider also star.

He could recently be seen starring in the dramedy A BAG OF HAMMERS alongside Jason Ritter, Rebecca Hall, Jake Sandvig, and Carrie Preston, which premiered at the 2011 South by Southwest Film Festival. Chandler also has lead roles in the forthcoming films WHEN ANGELS SING opposite Harry Connick, Jr., Connie Britton, Kris Kristofferson, and Willie Nelson, along with LITTLE RED WAGON directed by David Anspaugh (RUDY).

His other credits include a starring role in Summit’s sci-fi thriller KNOW1NG alongside Nicolas Cage and directed by Alex Proyas (I, ROBOT), playing young Brad Pitt in David Fincher’s THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON, a lead role in the psychological thriller AFTER.LIFE opposite Liam Neeson and Christina Ricci, Universal’s futuristic thriller REPO MEN alongside Jude Law, and a special guest lead on the acclaimed FOX series “Fringe.” In 2008, Chandler won a Young Artist Award for his chilling guest star performance on the CBS hit series "Criminal Minds." A native of Houston, Texas, he also enjoys playing guitar and football.


FRANCES O’CONNOR Margaret

After gaining acclaim in her native Australia, has gone on to capture the attention of audiences worldwide, demonstrating her versatility as an actress in all mediums including film, television and theater. O’connor was just cast in the ABC pilot “Hallelujah” for executive producer Marc Cherry (“Desperate Housewives”) alongside Donal Logue and Terry O’Quinn. She recently completed the Aussie feature THE HUNTER opposite Willem Dafoe and Sam Neill, and the UK miniseries “Ice” opposite Richard Roxburgh, Sam Neill and Stephen Moyer. In 2001, she received a Golden Globe nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television for her starring role in the BBC miniseries “Madame Bovary.


DYLAN MATZKE Jim

Is one of the rising stars in the entertainment industry today. His interest in acting emerged at the young age of six, when he began performing in school plays and children’s theatre. It was immediately apparent that he was developing a real passion for acting. At age eight he was discovered by a local agent and began booking multiple commercials in the Denver market, which then led him to pursue a career in television and film.


DAVEIGH CHASE Kelley

May be best-known to family audiences as the voice of Lilo from the Disney movie LILO & STITCH, as well as the Disney Channel series by the same name. To horror fans, she’s well known as the terrifying Samara from THE RING, for which she won “Best Villain” at the 2003 MTV Movie Awards; the young sister Samantha in the cult film DONNIE DARKO; and the star of its sequel S. DARKO.  Earning local musical theater and commercial work, she won her first breakthrough film role in 2001 with DONNIE DARKO, opposite troubled “big brother” Jake Gyllenhaal. This was followed by voiceover work in such films as the 2002 Academy Award-winning Best Animated Film SPIRITED AWAY (the English voice of lead heroine Chihiro), LILO & STITCH AND STITCH! THE MOVIE; and by live-action roles in THE RING, CAROLINA, SILENCE and S. DARKO, in which she plays the grown-up Samantha. Audiences will see her next in Nick Cassavetes modern drama YELLOW. On television, Chase has appeared in myriad telefilms and episodic series for a range of networks, most recently in HBO‟s “Big Love.”


THE LITTLE RED WAGON FOUNDATION is a non-profit charity that raises money and collects supplies for needy children. Founded in 2005 by Zach Bonner, the organization has raised thousands of dollars to build apartments for the needy. Zach Bonner created a non-profit charity to help kids in distressed situations. His plan is to help as many kids as he can, have fun and keep it simple.

Zach has made and distributed over 4,000 backpacks across the country to homeless youth full of food, personal hygiene kits and other supplies. Zach also includes a candy pack and small toy in each backpack to show the kids he is helping that he cares about their kid needs as well as their basic needs.

The Little Red Wagon Foundation Inc. has hosted Holiday parties for homeless youth, victims of natural disasters, unwed mothers, emergency foster care kids, domestic violence shelters and others since 2006.

Serving over 4,800 kids and their families, over 56 pallets of school supplies and over 2,400 backpacks full of supplies have been distributed internationally. 2,000 plus books have been distributed to schools, students, migrant farmers and programs that serve them. An additional 450 books have been distributed to homeless youth and foster kids. New sporting equipment has been donated to programs serving homeless youth and foster kids affected by natural disasters. Zach has hosted 23 parties for homeless youth at Build A Bear and Chuck E Cheese.

For more information, please visit: http://www.littleredwagonfoundation.com/

ZACH BONNER

Was born in Searcy, Arkansas on November 17, 1997 but now calls Tampa, Florida his home. He is home schooled under the Florida Virtual School program and is in the 9th grade. Zachary started doing community service in 2004 after Hurricane Charlie hit Florida. In 2005 he formed the Little Red Wagon Foundation, a non-profit organization designed to help underprivileged kids with a focus on homeless youth. Zach believes we all have the ability to make a change in this world if we just try.

Zach is available to speak to your group. Contact him directly via his Foundation’s website:
http://www.littleredwagonfoundation.com/

Accomplishments

Zach has made and distributed over 6000 backpacks across the country to homeless youth full of food, personal hygiene kits and other supplies. Zach also includes a candy pack and small toy in each backpack to show the kids he is helping that he cares about their kid needs as well as their basic needs. (Valued at over $30 per backpack). The Little Red Wagon Foundation Inc has hosted Holiday parties for homeless youth, victims of natural disasters, unwed mothers (under 21), emergency foster care kids, domestic violence shelters and others since 2006. Serving over 7500 kids and their families, over 66 pallets of school supplies and over 2800 backpacks full of supplies have been distributed internationally. 2500 plus books have been distributed to title 1 schools, students, migrant farmers and programs that serve them. An additional 975 books have been distributed to homeless youth and foster kids. New sporting equipment has been donated to programs serving  homeless youth and foster kids affected by natural disasters. Zach has hosted 34 parties for homeless youth at Build A Bear, Chuck E Cheese, Six Flags Amusement Parks, Putt and other venues to offer kids in shelters an opportunity to escape and just be a kid for a day. Zach,  along with volunteers in the Tampa  Bay area organize 24 hour events to raise funds, awareness and supplies for homeless youth. This activity is lead by kids all under the age of 21 and has been ongoing for 5 years now. Zach has walked over 4763  miles to raise awareness to the plight of homeless youth. Walking  from Tampa to Tallahassee, Tallahassee to Atlanta, Atlanto to Washington DC and finally the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. Zach and the Little Red Wagon Foundation Inc. have done countless other smaller projects all in an effort to help underprivileged kids in any way possible.


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THEATRICAL HISTORY

OCTOBER 5, 2013

Regal Oaks Stadium 24
(aka Marketplace Oaks)

180 Mill Road

Oaks, PA 19456
610-666-6697 Box Office
800-792-8244 Group Sales
1-800-FANDANGO

OCTOBER 19, 2013

AMC Indianapolis 17

4325 S. Meridian Str.
Indianapolis, IN 46217
Showtime Hotline: 888-AMC-4FUN
Guest services: 813-243-4881

Regal Palmetto Grande Stadium 16

1319 Theatre Drive
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
843-216-8150 Box Office

800-792-8244 Group Sales
1-800-FANDANGO


NOVEMBER 2, 2013

Harkins Superstition Springs 25

6950 E. Superstition Springs Blvd.
Mesa, AZ 85209
480-641-4603 Box Office
480-627-7777 Group Sales

Harkins Tucson Spectrum 18

5455 S Calle Santa Cruz
Tucson, AZ 85706
520-889-5588 Box Office
480-627-7777 Group Sales


NOVEMBER 9, 2013

The Ronnies 20,
a Wehrenberg Theatre

5320 S. Lindbergh Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63126
1-800-FANDANGO

AMC Veteran's 24

9302 Anderson Road
Tampa, FL 33634
Showtime Hotline: 888-AMC-4FUN
Guest services: (813) 243-4881

 


NOVEMBER 30, 2013

Regency Agoura 8 Theatres

29045 Agoura Road
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
818-707-9966 Box Office

Megaplex 20 The District

3761 West Parkway Plaza Drive
South Jordan, UT 84095
801-304-4019 Box Office


Discussion Guides

These guides are designed for group settings but can also be used by a single individual who wishes to explore the philanthropy-related questions raised by our movie. You have the choice of either reading the guide as an e-book online or as a PDF document that can be printed out.

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