Next-Mark hosts Emmy Award winning director, Michael Brown along with Sarasota young professionals

Last night the Next-Mark team hosted a group of Sarasota young professionals at the Sarasota Film Festival’s  showing of High Ground .  High Ground is an emotionally charged  portrayal a group of injured veterans returning from Iraq and Afghanistan as they undertake an expedition to climb the 20,000 foot Himalayan giant Mount Lobuche. As the soldiers grow together as a team, their injuries and PTSD become another challenge to overcome. Leading the way is blind adventurer Erik Weihenmayer  and a group of guides who first climbed Mt. Everest ten years earlier. With nearly every military branch represented, the eleven veterans and their guides set out on an emotional journey in an attempt to heal their wounds, both physical and mental.

After the viewing of the film, we hosted a private reception at our headquarters with Michael Brown, the Emmy Award winning producer of the film along with producer Matt Murray. Clearly, our guests were profoundly impacted by the message of High Ground.  This visually stunning film will be shown again tonight at the film festival.  We highly recommend it!

Rob Welling, Shannon Welling, Matt Murray, Michael Brown, Ross McLeod, Joe Grano

Joseph S. Grano, Jr., has a record of success providing vision and strategic direction to organizations experiencing rapid growth and change. He is one of those rare individuals who have made a successful transition from corporate leader to entrepreneur and owner of his own growing company.