October 14th, 2011

 

This might be old news for some of you, but my book Double Take has officially entered development for a feature film with Groundswell Productions (Milk, The Informant) and Katie Jacobs (exec producer, and co-creator of House) – who will direct. The book was optioned almost two years ago, but after finally getting funding, it looks like it’s currently out to writers!

Now, this is still really early in development, so after reading some of the below links – you will officially know as much as I do about where this is going…

Deadline Hollywood article

Rama’s  Screen

Movies and News

I will most definitely post here as I learn more, which hopefully will be trickling down soon…

 

 

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October 7th, 2011

Dear Blog,

I’m sorry to have been away for so long. I know, I should have written or rang earlier – but the truth is I needed some space these past few months.

In the beginning – way back when I started you – things were fantastic. You had so many new sites to show me, and so many new friends to introduce me to. But I have to admit, after a while, you became a bit overbearing.

When I was wanting to work, or spend time with my old friends – Books and People – you were always there, quietly asking for my attention. I tried to make it work, but I can’t fake things very well. So that combined with being a coward explains why I simply left you – unexplained and unattended – for so long.

I haven’t been idle during this absence, though, and I have a lot to share with you over the coming weeks and months. We’ll have to start slow, but hopefully we can get things back on track. Like any relationship, I’m sure we’ll still have our peaks and valleys, but I think there’s still a possibility for a bright future together.

Love,

Kev

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February 1st, 2011

Doctor's Orders

So for those who were tuning in last weekend, some of you may have noticed my absence.While I was in Aspen, and registered for X Games, I spent most of the weekend on an I.V. rather than snow. After battling with a bout of flu/food-poisoning (after a while the symptoms were pretty similar) for a couple days, I realized it was a far smarter move to take care of my health and head to a hospital than try and race. The above photo is actually from my discharge papers as Aspen Hospital. Orders that specific are tough to ignore…

While I was bummed not to compete, it was great seeing some new blood winning some medals. However – I do have a little bit of ski footage to show you. ESPN filmed a feature on some of the new things that I was working on. Unfortunately, I can’t find a way to embed the video. So if you’re feeling motivated – click anywhere in this sentence and scroll about halfway down. Can’t miss my bearded mug.

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January 25th, 2011

Uh oh.

I’m currently sitting inside the Athlete Lounge tent where the atmosphere is akin to a circus tent if it was filled by beautiful people in brightly colored clothing. Actually – that is a circus – the only difference maybe being the amount of Gore-Tex contained in each outfit.

So after breaking my back last year (T-10 Compression fracture that left me off snow for the majority of the season), I was really hesitating if I should give this another shot. And while I doubt the move is fully approved by my parents, I’ve decided to give the Mono X another go. One major advantage I have this year is that I’m automatically qualified for the semi-finals as a result of my bronze medal last year. So while I’m still pretty nervous, at least I know I can avoid most of the nasty abuse leading up to the event.

ESPN came up to Montana to film a feature on me last week, so it should be airing sometime prior to my competition, which will on Sunday, January 30th, on ESPN. The semi-final will take place from 3pm to 3.15 pm and the finals will be from 3.45pm-4pm.

Oh! And here’s an article ESPN put out last month about the event. Fleshes out the competition and event a bit better.

Kevin Connolly: Back for More Medals

I’ll be tweeting during the week, so if you have any questions or well-wishes, hit me up at KevinConnolly on twitter.

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January 12th, 2011

Howdy! Wanted to drop a quick notice for any Helena folks reading, that I’ll be speaking downtown and signing books tonight. The event is sponsored by the Lewis and Clark Library as part of a series helping to promote diversity in honor of the upcoming Martin Luther King, Jr. day.

Here’s the official announcement from the L&C site -

East Helena native, author, photographer, and X Games medalist Kevin Connolly will be speaking at St Paul’s UMC (512 Logan) on Wednesday, January 12 at 7 PM in conjunction with celebrations of Martin Luther King Jr Day—MLK 2011. Kevin was recently featured in Outside magazine’s Survivors’ Guide issue. Kevin’s memoir, Double Take, recounts growing up in Montana without legs, competing in the X Games, and traveling the world on his skateboard.

Books will be available for purchase and book signing to follow.

I’d love to see the place packed as it’s been a long time since I’ve done anything in Helena. Hope to see you there!

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