Tony Hansmann Named Producer For Upcoming Feature “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”

Tony Hansmann Named Producer For Upcoming Feature “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”

Tony Hansmann is joining with DNA Films®, an Emmy® Award-winning film production company, to be featured as Producer in the new documentary short called “Real Heroes: The Rudy Story.”

Rogers, AR – February 27, 2017 – Tony Hansmann has signed as an Producer in a new documentary short film from DNA Films® titled “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On”. Five-time Emmy Award winning Director, Producer and Filmmaker Nick Nanton is gearing up to helm a documentary on the real story of Rudy Ruettiger, famously known as the inspiration for the 1993 film, Rudy. This documentary will tell Rudy’s full story along with the journey of making the movie, which truly embodies the phrase, “Never give up on anything.”

As an Producer, Tony is invited to participate in the filming of a live, intimate interview with Rudy himself, where he explains all the different paths he took to achieve his dream and share the journey he had to take after realizing his life’s goals.

The film, tentatively titled “Rudy Ruettiger: The Walk On” begins principal photography in April 2017 in South Bend, Indiana, where The University of Notre Dame is located.

More About Tony Hansmann:

Tony has been in financial services for over 20 years.  He helps boomers and seniors prepare for a successful journey during retirement.  Tony is an independent financial advisor and has a fiduciary responsibility to always put the best interest of the client first.  He has hosted his own radio program, been featured in over 300 media outlets, has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC, & Fox television, and is the best selling author of 7 Paths To Maximizing Your Social Security.  Visit for a copy of his book.

Tony was born and raised in Kansas where he graduated from Kansas State University, and it is also where he met his beautiful wife. He took his first financial job in Wichita Kansas in the summer of 1995. After 5 years of working 80+ hours a week, he left the corporate world to open my own business. It was through this choice that he was able to truly begin offering clients what was best for them rather than what benefited the “mother ship” most. Now, years later he has two wonderful boys with his wife, and he has the immense pleasure of pursuing his passion by teaching investors the truth about finances.

“It is our sincere belief that given the proper education, everyone can experience a successful financial journey in retirement.  If we are able to help investors in any way, then the time and energy spent in this endeavor is well spent.”

To learn more about Tony and his firm please visit

About DNA Films®:

DNA Films® is led by five-time Emmy® Award Winning Director and Producer, Nick Nanton and Emmy® Award Winning Producer, JW Dicks. Dicks and Nanton have produced multiple award winning films including Return to Esperanza, Visioneer: The Peter Diamandis Story, Esperanza, Mi Casa Hogar and Jacob’s Turn. Their productions have won several Emmys and together they have been awarded dozens of Telly Awards for excellence in television and film production.  Combined, they have produced and directed more than 500 television episodes and dozens of films.

Dicks and Nanton’s goal is to bring the uniqueness of entrepreneurs and their stories to the big screen as a means of encouraging a new generation of entrepreneurs and strengthening the economy.


Media contacts:

Christine Enberg

Dicks + Nanton Celebrity Branding Agency


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