Healing Heart's - Miggz Story

Alliance Eastlake member, Michael "Miggz" Smith takes you on a heartfelt journey on how the gym has affected his life. His first person perspective touches on issues seldom addressed in hopes of reaching people that need the guidance but don't know where to seek it. His story is truly inspiring and motivating.

  • Frank Kelly Floyd
    IMDb - Frankie Floyd
  • Elias Gallegos
  • Miguel Smith
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 19 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 7, 2022
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of California San Diego
  • La Jolla
    United States
    December 7, 2022
    Series was supported by UCSD Russel Grant Scholarship
Director Biography - Frank Kelly Floyd

Frank Floyd (IMDb - Frankie Floyd) is a multiple time produced and optioned screenwriter, filmmaker, published author, sports broadcaster, and youth leader/coach. A graduate of UCSD's Sixth College in Visual Arts - Media his work is recognized throughout the UCSD campus and the local combat sports community. His project "Healing Heart's" earned him sponsorship via the Russel Grant Scholarship and he will be continuing the project post graduation. The premise within his work is to bring awareness to those suffering with mental health while serving as a guide to lead them into places where successful realizations can be met.

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Director Statement

As a member of The Gallegos Jiu Jitsu Association, I have personally experienced the transformation the environment of a gym provides. The success stories my gym has produced have truly changed and saved lives. When the opportunity came to expand the reach of our gym came about, I felt it was a great way to reach those in need. The fruition of Healing Heart's was founded on the pillars of The Gallegos Jiu Jitsu Association. We aim to do just that, heal hearts. It is through these first person narratives where we find real life success stories from the people who experienced them. In every stories ending, is a new beginning. This beginning is founded on the belief that "as iron sharpens iron, so one man should sharpen another." The Healing Heart's series takes you on intimate journeys until you are delivered to the stories heartfelt realization. This is Miggz story on how he was able to overcome the dark hole he was in while being guided by the shield of The Gallegos Jiu Jitsu Association.