"A story the world needs to see."
-Ellyn Miller, Smashing Walnuts
By Emmy Award-winning filmmaker, Jay Korff, Endure is a powerful documentary that chronicles the remarkable lengths Tom "Tattoo Tom" Mitchell has gone to help children in crisis. Watch as Tattoo Tom flirts with insanity and endures horrible pain while trying to complete one of the toughest ultra marathons in the world to raise awareness for childhood cancer. Endure is ultimately a film about resilience and the power in each of us to make a difference. A portion of proceeds from Endure will go to childhood cancer foundations funding clinical trials and family support services. Watch the film now.
Reviews & Press
"...a compelling portrait of Mitchell iN all his complexities."
- Paul Cuno-Booth/Trail Runner Magazine
"Endure is striking, gripping and a human triumph..."
- Jonathan Agin/Max Cure Foundation
About the Filmmaker
Jay Korff is a proud member of the reporting team at ABC7 News in Washington. He's been with WJLA going on 15 years and a television reporter for more than 25 years having worked at stations in Tennessee, Indiana, Wisconsin and Montana. Endure is Jay's first feature length documentary, his fourth overall. His other three, Left Behind, Diverted: TWA 514 and The Stillbrave 100 are all award-winning short docs he produced for WJLA.
This 41-time Emmy award-winning journalist started covering childhood cancer issues in 2014. Once Jay was introduced to this community's desperate fight for awareness, more humane treatments and increased research funding, he felt compelled to give more time and energy to their stories of struggle.
This led to the production of his first documentary, The Stillbrave 100. This 17 minute short chronicled Tom "Tattoo Tom" Mitchell's attempt to complete a 100 mile ultra marathon in Ohio in which each mile was dedicated to a different child with cancer. When Tattoo Tom upped the ante the next year and attempted to race a 200 miler, Jay joined him and his crew on what would prove to be an arduous, emotional and life-affirming journey for all, now documented forever as Endure.
Where Are They Now?
Learn about where the subjects of this critically-acclaimed documentary are now.