Awards & Accolades

Quotes

“★ ★ ★ … an uplifting experience.” –  RogerEbert.com

“…captures the spirit of an adventure…”

– Chris Erskine, Los Angeles Times

“…every other film we see is about a journey…none of those compare to the real-life quest Serge and his wife Nicole went on…”

–  Jon Espino, The Young Folks

“Serge is such a fascinating character, and it’s his motivation that drives The 25,000 Mile Love Story.”

–  Justin Tucker, UR Chicago

“… illustrates more than just running endurance, it examines mental and emotional endurance as both Serge and Nicole found themselves in life-threatening situations.”

– Geoff Burton, Cinematrek

“To me, Serge is one of the great modern adventurers. His run around the world ranks up there with the feats of Edmund Hillary — the sort of conquest that we appreciate, respect and stand in awe of, but can’t fully comprehend. In many ways, he’s the toughest man alive.”

– Chris Erskine,  Los Angeles Times,

Critical Acclaims & Reviews

THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Invited to Participate in the 2015 FICTS “World Challenge”!
As winner of the “All Sports LA Film Fest 2014”, THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been invited to participate in the “Exsport Movies & TV 2015 – 33rd Milano International FICTS Fest”, final of 16 festivals of the Worldwide Championship of Cinema and Sport Television’s “World FICTS Challenge” that will be held in Milano, […] May 5, 2015
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Wins “BEST DOCUMENTARY” From The ALL SPORTS L.A. FILM FESTIVAL!
It was a banner weekend! THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY also won another “BEST DOCUMENTARY” at the ALL SPORTS L.A. FILM FESTIVAL. Producer/editor Brian Kallies and producer Robert Pafundi were on hand and personally accepted the Trophy at the Awards Ceremony on November 9th at the Regal Cinemas/LA Live in Downtown Los Angeles. Much appreciation […] November 11, 2014
The INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL Awards “BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY” to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY!
Congratulations once again to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY for winning“BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY” at the INTERNATIONAL FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL held at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood this past weekend. Many thanks to Patte Dee McKee, Chris Shoemaker and the rest of the IFFF team! Click here to see the International Family Film Festival Complete List of […]
Another Commendation for THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY! It Has Been “OFFICIALLY SELECTED” By The ALL SPORTS L.A. FILM FESTIVAL!
Pat Battistini, Festival Director of the All Sports L.A. Film Festival, has announced that THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been officially selected to screen at their festival on November 7 – 9, 2014 at the Regal Cinemas L.A. Live Stadium 14 in Los Angeles. Per MovieMaker Magazine, the All Sports L.A. Film Festival is […] October 6, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Wins BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY At CINETROFA!
Muito obrigado (many thanks) to Hugo Marcos and the rest of the CineTrofa team for a prestigious and very nicely organized festival! In the company of major international directors, writers, producers, dignitaries from various consulates, etc., 25kMLS Producer Priscilla Pesci was in attendance in Trofa, Portugal and personally accepted the Award for BEST FEATURE DOCUMENTARY. […] October 4, 2014
INT’L FAMILY FILM FESTIVAL “OFFICIALLY SELECTS” THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY!
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been officially selected to screen at Int’l Family Film Festival to be held November 7 – 9, 2014 in Los Angeles. IFFF builds a peaceful global family through the discovery and sharing of quality stories by emerging artists and production companies. October 3, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Is Honored to be OFFICIAL SELECTION of CINETROFA!
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been officially selected to screen at CineTrofa –  International Festival of Cinema & Literature to be held October 1 – 4, 2014 in Trofa, Portugal.   The CineTrofa Festival is divided into two main areas, CineTrofa “Based on Novel” (films based or inspired by literary works),  and CineTrofa DOC, which […] September 24, 2014
“BEST DOCUMENTARY” Awarded to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY at the TEMECULA VALLEY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL!
A round of applause once again to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY which was awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY from THE 18th ANNUAL TEMECULA VALLEY INT’L FILM FESTIVAL!   Many thanks to Bev Hoffman, Jo Moulton and the rest of the TVIFF team!    http://www.tviff.com/films-2/   September 22, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY OFFICIALLY SELECTED For The TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been officially selected to screen at the 18th Annual TEMECULA VALLEY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL to be held September 17 – 21, 2014 in Temecula, CA.   Besides the film competition, the Festival will include the MusicFest Showcase, the TVIFF Marketplace, panels and workshops, and entertainment.   August 21, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Wins BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE From THE 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL
Congratulations once again to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY which has been awarded BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE from THE 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL!   Many thanks to Sandy Astudillo, Director of Events and the rest of the CRIFF team!   August 8, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY at the 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL this Weekend
Buena suerte (good luck) to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY as it screens as an “Official Selection” this weekend, July 26, at the 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL! July 25, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Has Been OFFICIALLY SELECTED By The ABERDEEN FILM FESTIVAL !
Another accolade! THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been officially selected to screen at the ABERDEEN FILM FESTIVAL to be held October 4 – 12, 2014 in Aberdeen, Scotland.   June 24, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY to Screen at RUNNER’S WORLD Event in Boston
Hats off to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY for being invited to be a part of this weekend’s RUNNER’S WORLD HEARTBREAK HILL HALF & FESTIVAL, centered at the Boston College campus in Boston, MA. June 7, 2014
THE 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL Announces Selection of THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY!
Sandy Astudillo, Director of Events for the 8th ANNUAL COSTA RICA INT’L FILM FESTIVAL, has announced that THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has been selected by their judges to screen at this year’s festival to be held July 23 – 27, 2014. May 31, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Official Selection of the 2014 BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY has just captured its 16th accolade as it has been officially selected to screen in the SOCIAL DOCUMENTARY category at the BRITISH DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL this coming June 6th!  Congrats to all!   http://i29012.wix.com/britishdocufestival#!festival/c2387 May 29, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Presented with CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENCE AWARD from the RINCON INT’L FILM FEST!
Congratulations once again to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY for being presented with the Certificate of Excellence Award from this week’s Rincon International Film Festival in Puerto Rico! April 12, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY Chosen To Screen At The 2014 RED ROCK BEST OF FEST
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY will be featured today at the Heritage Center Theater in Cedar City, Utah, along with the best in animation, music video, experimental and dramatic fiction from last November’s 7th Annual Red Rock Film Festival. March 21, 2014
Congratulations to 25kMLS Narrator John Ridley on his Oscar Win for BEST ADAPTED SCREENPLAY for “12 YEARS A SLAVE”!
Our Team is so proud of John Ridley, who narrated our documentary film The 25,000 Mile Love Story, for winning an OSCAR last night for Best Adapted Screenplay for 12 YEARS A SLAVE! Congratulations John! March 3, 2014
THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY An OFFICIAL SELECTION At The JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FESTIVAL
Good luck to THE 25,000 MILE LOVE STORY as it screens today as the OFFICIAL SELECTION and Opening Digital Selection at the JOHNS HOPKINS FILM FESTIVAL in Baltimore, MD! February 14, 2014
2014 IIFC: 25kMLS Nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY and BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY
Congratulations to the 25kMLS team! THE 25,OOO MILE LOVE STORY was nominated for BEST DOCUMENTARY and BEST DIRECTOR – DOCUMENTARY at the IDYLLWILD INT’L FESTIVAL of CINEMA! January 11, 2014