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Author-turned-screenwriter Martin Dugard, who works part-time as the cross-country and track coach at JSerra, will debut his first film Thursday at the Regency. He lives in Rancho Santa Margarita.
You’d think a local man whose name is on the cover of a book that has spent eight weeks on the
New York Times’ Best Seller list is worthy of a feature on Patch.
(Actually he is. We apologize for not catching it sooner.)
But Martin Dugard, a Rancho Santa Margarita resident and
wildly successful cross country/track coach at JSerra Catholic High School in San Juan Capistrano, is about to break out of book reviews and catch the eye of a different kind of critic: the film critic.
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“A Warrior’s Heart.”
By Lori Basheda, OC Register
Coach Dugard with the JSerra Runing Lions
The first film that best-selling author
Martin Dugard ever wrote premiered Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival.
But he skipped going to France to bask in the glory
That’s because he has a book signing at the Rancho Santa Margarita Borders last night.
And he has to get the track team he coaches at
JSerra Catholic High School ready for CIFs today.
It’s quite a hat trick.
The film, “
A Warrior’s Heart,” is a coming-of-age lacrosse drama set at the fictitious Sierra High School (a thinly veiled JSerra) starring “Twilight” vampire siblings Kellan Lutz and Ashley Greene and “Glee” hunk Chord Overstreet, all cast by Dugard before they hit the big time.
But the book is what Dugard is most excited about.
It’s about running.
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