I am the co-star in the feature film, Marathon, portraying American Poet Laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner William Meredith. The film was an Official Selection in several festivals and the winner of the following awards at the New York International Film Festival:
"Alec Dana stars as distinguished American poet laureate William Meredith in this moving drama that celebrates the longtime relationship between Meredith and his lover (and fellow bard) Richard Harteis (Bristol Pomeroy). When Meredith suffers a severe stroke, the pair's love sustains them even in the face of Meredith's failing health and disapproving family. Helmed by Biju Viswanath, Marathon was adapted from Harteis's memoir of the same name." - moovee.me
"The narrative concerns a debilitating stroke to the famed writer (played with great dignity by Alec Dana)"
- S. James Wegg
"... this is a tasteful and heartfelt biopic. Dana proves dignified in distress and there is a poignancy about the sequence in which he finally feels able to compose."
- The Oxford Times
More about Marathon:
The William Meredith Foundation
Purchase the DVD on Amazon
Norwich Bulletin
Sun Sentinel
Palm Beach Post
MyReviewer.com, includes stills from the movie
Click here to go to my video page to view the trailer and excerpts