Would you like to make a difference in this world? Would you like to make your mark on good cause?
Some people and things in life deserve to be noticed and shared with others and a movie does it best. Brooklyn-born Rena “Rusty” Glickman and her accomplishments are now well on the way to be a movie. The “Don’t Call Me Sir!” screenplay has won just about every top yet-to-be-produced screenplay contest.
Four-time Oscar nominee Ed Harris has agreed to be in the movie, as has Oscar-winner Lou Gossett Jr. With Kayla Harrison focused on defending her gold in Rio, we are looking for the woman to portray Rusty. We are also looking for others to be in the movie, including the judoka for our many judo sequences.
After having located half what we need to make the movie, we are now searching for the missing half. This movie is undoubtedly the most important opportunity ever to bring judo to the forefront on the world stage. It is also an opportunity for many to celebrate and spotlight Jewish and women’s causes and accomplishments.
Don’t Call Me Sir! is based on true events. In 1959, at the New York State YMCA Judo Championships, Rusty Glickman beat the reigning State Champion – but Rusty was a single mother and the reigning champion was a man. Rusty was made to return the medal when she admitted that she was a woman. Rusty vowed to not have this happen to another woman. It is thanks to Rusty that women’s judo is a competitive sport and an Olympic event. She is the only foreigner to receive Japan’s The Emperor’s Order of The Rising Sun and has been honored around the world.