Belmont graduate Allee-Sutton Hethcoat was recently cast as the lead actress in a feature-length film by Nashville director, screenwriter and producer Dave Christiano. The film, titled “Remember the Goal,” was released on August 26 to over 100 theaters in 10 southeastern states. Additional releases are planned for the fall.
In the film, Hethcoat is cast as a recent college graduate who becomes the coach of an all-girl cross country team for a fictional private high school. The film follows the team through their journey of adjusting to their new coach (Hethcoat) and dealing with many of the hardships high school students face. Hethcoat’s character helps lead the team through their conflicts on and off the field by using her own experiences and testimony of faith. She also sets a goal for the team to win their first ever state championship.
“Remember the Goal” was filmed in Nashville and is the first film in history to highlight girls’ cross country. Christiano hopes this film will help shed a light on girls’ athletics.
“In the history of movies, there has never been a feature film about girls cross country,” said Christiano. “I set out to produce an inspirational drama aimed at teens and students with many life lessons presented trying to give them direction and purpose. I also represent the sport of cross country with 100% accuracy and showcase that girls’ athletics are every bit as competitive as boys’.”
Christiano is a former cross country runner and has coached two teams. In addition to “Remember the Goal,” he has produced 16 films alongside his twin brother Rich and a 64-episode drama series called “7th Street Theater.” Christiano has worked in the film industry for over 31 years.
More information on “Remember the Goal,” as well as its official movie trailer, can be found here.