Filming complete for Patrick Henry Hughes' book turned movie


by Brittany Gonzalez and Melissa Swan

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 11:59 PM

Updated Monday, Jul 15 at 6:01 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Filming is now over for Louisville’s Patrick Henry Hughes' inspirational book, "I Am Potential" turned movie.

The 25-year-old was born without eyes or the ability to walk and turned into a motivational speaker and became a musician.

One of two final shots were done in the WHAS newsroom.

The final scene was shot on Saturday and hundreds of extra showed up to recreate a special moment in Hughes' life- the first game he marched in with the U of L marching band back in 2006 for the UofL versus UK football game.

Hughes was on set for the scene and said it was a special moment to relive.

“That was a really exciting time for me that brought back memories," Hughes said.

The film took 23 days to shoot and most of it was in Mississippi. Those involved in the process called Saturday a bittersweet moment.

“It’s always difficult to end, but it's exciting to get to show it to everybody," line producer Stephanie Whonsetler said.

Zach Meiners, the film's director, says the lives of Patrick and his parents are an inspiration Kentuckiana has seen unfold from his being.

"It really chronicles the story from an early stage of Patrick Henry being born and what is our son going to be able to do. Patrick John [his father] always dreamed his son was going to be on the football field," he said.

The filmmakers hope to have the movie out for the public by March 2014.

Click here for more information on the "I Am Potential" movie.