Detroit native Norman Koza, whose love for film got his experience from making his first feature, the horror film, EXIT 33, in 2009. The film had Kane Hodder as the lead. With that, he expanded his goals to do theme based genres to deal with bullying and child abuse. This is when he met director Lance Kawas. The idea of developing a series of indie children inspired features to shed a positive image and inspire kids of all ages was then paved.
Mr. Koza’s idea for the film was then turned into a screenplay by Lance Kawas and Norman Koza. The birth of “Golden Shoes” is a vision that Mr. Koza has long term plans for. Dealing with sports and anti bullying and such a message is unique,!and it is his hope that the film will be a starting point to help also establish not only a series of films about the subject, but also create a new youth soccer tournament (Golden Shoes Soccer Tournament) which is also part of the storyline in the film.
It is also the mission of Mr. Koza to develop relationships with all the anti bullying organizations around the USA and the world, as well as children who have lost their parents through wars, children of veterans, and such organizations to develop and make films to support and send a positive message to them and to inspire such kids.
It is Mr. Koza’s belief that through youth soccer, and soccer in general, it can unite communities, people, and even nations to bring positive awareness, and help curtail the degradation of children as a result of bullying.
Mr. Koza is a father of three and currently resides in Michigan.