Gary Marriage Jr. Named Executive Producer For Upcoming Feature “Real Heroes: The Rudy Story”

Gary Marriage Jr. is joining with DNA Films®, an Emmy® Award-winning film production company, to be featured as Executive Producer in the new documentary short called “Real Heroes: The Rudy Story.”

Crystal River, FL – January 26, 2017– Gary Marriage Jr. has signed as an Executive Producer in a new documentary short film from DNA Films® titled “Real Heroes: The Rudy Story.” Five-time Emmy Award winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker Nick Nanton is gearing up to helm a documentary on the real story of Rudy Ruettiger, famously known as the inspiration for the 1993 film, Rudy. This documentary will tell Rudy’s full story along with the journey of making the movie, which truly embodies the phrase, “Never give up on anything.”

As an Executive Producer, Gary is invited to participate in the filming of a live, intimate interview with Rudy himself, where he explains all the different paths he took to achieve his dream and share the journey he had to take after realizing his life’s goals.

The film, tentatively titled “Real Heroes™: The Rudy Story,” begins principal photography in April 2017 in South Bend, Indiana, where The University of Notre Dame is located.

Gary Marriage-2 (5x7)More About Gary Marriage Jr.:

Gary Marriage Jr., is the President/CEO of Nature Coast Financial Advisors, Inc. an Independent Financial Services Firm based in Crystal River, Florida. Gary and his team assist individuals and business owners develop stable retirement plans to ensure their savings will be there when they need it. Gary uses “The Team” approach, which he feels works best for his clients when building them a solid financial future. To accomplish this, Gary utilizes his own expertise, as well as several of the top local and national Attorneys and CPAs in the country. He feels that one person simply cannot have all education, knowledge, and experience to do it alone.

Gary educates groups and various organizations on the local and national levels. Along with educating the public through these speaking engagements, he also is a mentor to other professionals in areas where they can help their own clients better protect their retirement savings and lower their income/estate taxes. Gary also specializes in planning for high net worth individuals such as athletes, celebrities, and business owners. He designs plans that have drastically increased their estate size, but also reduces their net worth from future excess taxation, which helps keep more in their pockets. For business owners, Gary helps them retain their valued employees by setting up various retirement plans and protects the businesses with different types of trusts that have numerous amounts of benefits available to them – which most entrepreneurs are completely unaware of. Currently, Gary offers his services in 17 states throughout the country.

Gary is a member of the National Ethics Association and has received several industry awards. He has been a featured guest on local and national TV, radio, and numerous online and print publications such as The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, FortuneBloomberg, CBS, NBC, and Fox Business. 2015 Gary became a Best-Selling Author for the book he Co-Authored with Steve Forbes titled SuccessOnomics.

Gary is very involved within the area communities, charitable, and supporting organizations such as the YMCA, the American Cancer Society, the American Heart Assoc., Wounded Warriors, Purple Hearts, National Wildlife & Turkey Federation, Relay for Life, Jessie’s Place, and many others.

Gary is a family man who values spending time with his son Mason. He also enjoys being in the outdoors – Golfing, Fishing, Diving, and attending football games. Recently he was selected to play in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, which is the highest-attended golf tournament held in Scottsdale, AZ. He was grouped with PGA Pro Brendon de Jonge, finishing in 6th place!

To learn more about Gary Marriage Jr. and his services, please visit

About DNA Films®:

DNA Films® is led by five-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award winning films including Return to Esperanza, Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story, Esperanza, Mi Casa Hogar and Jacob’s Turn. Their productions have won several Emmys and together they have been awarded dozens of Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.


Media contacts:

Christine Enberg

Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency

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