Unbeaten is an inspirational story that chronicles the exploits of 31 paraplegics for six days, as they make their way in wheelchairs and hand cycles in what is known as the toughest road race in the world, “Sadler’s Alaska Challenge.” The course winds 267 miles through the mountain passes of Denali National Park between Fairbanks and Anchorage. The film takes us into the 55 mile-per-day grind of three wheelchair racers, Chris Kohler, Geoffrey Erickson and Edwin Figueroa. The story transitions midway through as the filmmaker follows the elite racers of the U.S. Paralympics squad, Oz Sanchez (current Paralympic gold medalist and fastest man in the world in a hand cycle) and Alejandro Albor (Paralympic silver medalist) in their quest to medal at the 2008 Beijing Paralympics.
A former habitual reality TV show star and an author, Steven C. Barber has now emerged as a well-respected documentary film maker. Steven is more recently known for his production company, Vanilla Fire Productions. He spent a year filming "Unbeaten", a film that redeemed his past social misdeeds with a single inspiring documentary. The film has narration by Dan Aykroyd and music by famed country music star Clint Black. He has previously produced and directed another documentary film, Return to Tarawa, about a World War II Higgins Boat Commander, narrated by Ed Harris.