Ryan Anthony, regarded as one of the greatest trumpet virtuosos ever, was just 42 years old when diagnosed with terminal cancer and given just months to live. For many, this would be a crushing blow, but for Ryan, it motivated him to start a charity that raised millions for cancer research, climb Mount Fuji (and play at summit), continue to perform and inspire and to show the world that music saves lives.
Our documentary reveals the incredible story of his rise from homelessness to musical superstardom, from cancer clinics, chemotherapy and stem cell transplants to sell-out concerts in symphony halls across the country. You will see how, despite overwhelming odds, repeatedly being reminded of his fragility and time ticking away, his positivity, his determination to attend his daughter’s graduation and his passion to perform continually drove him to the concert stage.
This is a story about hope, about living life to the fullest, about the unwavering strength and support of family and friends, and about one man’s refusal to allow his affliction to affect his love of his art. Prepare to inspired.