“STEPS” provides an introspective view of the journey of Derek Loccident, a former University of Central Oklahoma and Westmoore High School football player whose left foot was severed in a train accident in 2018. Rather than allow the tragedy to define or discourage him, Loccident took on the challenge of becoming a disabled track athlete needing a prosthetic blade as he trains in California focused on representing the United States in the Paralympic Games in Paris in 2024. A story of resilience presented entirely in his own words and perspectives, the film allows Derek to reflect on the adversity he has faced and how it has impacted his spirit for living and succeeding at an elite level of athletic performance. In his steps along the way, he also has realized the value of maintaining a simpler life and the importance of making good decisions.

  • Michael Thomas Zubach
  • Dan Mahoney
  • Derek Loccident
    Key Cast
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  • Runtime:
    17 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 28, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Shooting Format:
    Canon C300 MIII
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  • Student Project:
  • Dead Center Film Festival
    Oklahoma City
    United States
    June 10, 2023
Director - Michael Thomas Zubach