Tangram, a curator of highly creative commercial interior environments and workspaces, recently hosted a special screening of the powerful documentary “Relentless” at its Downtown Los Angeles office and showroom. On hand were the film’s subject, Marty O’Connor, along with filmmaker Shelby Thomas and O’Connor’s mother, Judy.
Shown at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, the documentary is a story about humility, resilience, passion and perspective. It offers a revealing and inspirational portrait of an action sports athlete who appears to lose everything when he becomes a quadriplegic in a freak accident. Through his relentless pursuit of self-improvement, he learns to embrace his challenges and forge a new sense of self through a journey of love, growth and acceptance.
In a Q&A session following the screening, O’Connor and his mother offered a candid look at the impact the accident has had and the grueling recovery process that is still ongoing. Subjects addressed included overcoming frustration and depression, the rigors of physical therapy, and the roles played by friends, family and faith in supporting him throughout the journey.
Among his post-accident accomplishments, O’Connor created the Marty O’Connor Foundation for Progress, earned an MBA in marketing and entrepreneurship with top honors, received an executive certification in leadership, and tours the country sharing his story. He also runs his own creative agency, hosts a podcast focused on empowerment and entertainment, and he is writing a book to show others a strategic roadmap for turning their adversity into their advantage.
Thompson grew up in Southern California and resides in Los Angeles where she works at Fox Sports as a creative production assistant. Greatly influenced by the ambition and competition surrounding the athletic community, she played Division III lacrosse and captained the team at Chapman University. Fascinated by people who pushed the limits in sports, Shelby realized that documentary filmmaking would enable her to find stories representing true grit, extreme situations and peak performances.
“Marty’s saga is truly amazing and one with deep insights for anyone facing challenges and adversity in their lives,” said Lindsey Sage, Tangram Vice President of Business Development. “It was an honor to have him with us, and the response from our attendees clearly showed how meaningful the experience was.”
Visit www.relentless-film.com to learn more about the project, view a trailer of the film and purchase a password to stream the documentary. Exclusive in-person screenings will resume based on official guidelines for convening group sessions.
Tangram provides solutions that foster workplace satisfaction, collaboration and productivity while enhancing the client’s brand and culture. In addition to its core contract furniture offering, the company operates multiple additional business units for a comprehensive approach to commercial interiors. This range of services allows for top-to-bottom involvement that integrates each aspect of planning, design and installation.
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About Tangram Interiors
Tangram is a flagship dealer for Steelcase, Inc., and the leading commercial interior solutions provider in Southern California with offices in Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino, Riverside, Kern and Fresno counties. The company has nurtured a collaborative and people-focused culture in the belief that people fuel innovation. That culture has led to the organic growth of multiple business units complementing the firm’s core contract furniture offering: custom furniture, ancillary furniture, flooring and light construction, audio-visual integration, architectural walls, on-site furniture reconditioning, asset management and storage, delivery and installation, and corporate moves. www.tangraminteriors.com.