The story of ultra-runner and mom, Dreama Walton
Come see Dreama Walton’s film, Dreama Team followed by a post-film Q&A with Dreama Walton.
When you meet Dreama, in many ways she’s like any other person. Someone you could grab a burger or a beer with. She’s a mom, co-parenting her daughter. She works as a full-time IT employee. But Dreama has an extraordinary hobby. She’s an ultra runner… and she’s just gotten into America’s biggest ultra marathon: The Western States 100.
As she runs the 100 mile race from Olympic Valley, CA to Auburn, CA, the film begins to explore her upbringing and what fuels her: A traumatic childhood. A younger sister that never gave up. A new community that changed the direction of her life. She finds encouragement in unexpected places, and begins to seek out a new way for herself, outside of the poor choices of her traditional role models. Knowing that she’s overcome these past experiences, it gives her strength in the present, to push toward the infamous 24-hour cutoff.
The film explores Dreama’s backstory, the value of “Struggle” in one’s life and how hardships shape the way that obstacles are perceived. It shows a person deciding to willfully enter into struggle.
The effort comes from independent filmmakers Chad Weber and Steve Vanderheide in their first feature-length film.
“Dreama Team” is an independent production that has been in the works for two years, and was made possible by the grassroots efforts of countless individuals.