Shoeless Wonders Movie to be Filmed in Lynchburg

August 12, 2016

In the 1920’s, Lynchburg, Virginia was one of the largest shoe manufactures and distributors in the world. Ironically, it was also home to the Shoeless Wonders, a team of orphans who became a national legend playing football without shoes for a winning streak of 8 years.

shoeless_wonders.jpgA group of determined orphan boys work together to overcome obstacles, defy expectations, and become the SHOELESS WONDERS, a legendary 1920’s Virginia barefoot football team that went undefeated and unscored upon for eight years. Inspired by real events at The Presbyterian Orphan’s Home in Lynchburg Virginia, now HumanKind.

On Wednesday, September 17 the filmwakers will host a kick-off event to promote and celebrate the filming of the SHOELESS WONDERS in Lynchburg, Virginia. 

A Kick-Off Event for the Shoeless Wonders

with special guests
New York Times bestselling author David Baldacci and former NFL player Jake Grove

August 17, 2016
7:00 p.m. 

Academy Center of the Arts
600 Main Street
Lynchburg, Virginia 

The event will feature a special screening of one of Life Out Loud Films’ previous films, WISH YOU WELL, followed by a Q&A session with its screenwriter/producer David Baldacci and producer Sara Elizabeth Timmons. WISH YOU WELL was shot in Giles COunty, VA and stars Ellen Burstyn, Josh Lucas, and Mackenzie Foy. Click here to buy tickets to the event. 

From TURN, to Lincoln, to Big Stone Gap – Virginia has become a location for filmakers from across the country and the world. Every dollar invested by the Commonwealth of Virginia in film incentives has returned $8 in direct spending in the state. Lynchburg is poised to become the next destination for filmakers with the SHOELESS WONDERS. Learn more about the film at



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