Wrapping Up 2018

2018 has been such a monumental and joyous year for me, now three years removed from a nearly-9 year stint working at HBO, now as an archival producer in the freelance world. I never could have imagined getting to work with the talent producers, directors and editors I have in such a short time, and I am incredibly excited to share a number of projects already in the works for 2019.

It has been incredibly humbling to see the overwhelming positive response to ESPN’s 20 hour Basketball: A Love Story documentary project that I had the privilege to work on for 3 years. Additionally, the 30 for 30 project SEAU, currently available on the ESPN+ platform, has shed light on an incredibly important issue while shining a light on one of football’s most beloved figures, Junior Seau.

To wrap up the year, I am excited to be sharing another 30 for 30 project that will be premiering on Tuesday December 11th at 9PM. 42 to 1 recounts the historic, greatest sports upset of all time, when James “Buster” Douglas knocked out Mike Tyson in Tokyo back in 1990. From ESPN’s Ben Houser and Jeremy Schaap, here is the trailer:

 

Thank you all, happy holidays, and best wishes for making 2019 your best year yet.

“Student Athlete” on HBO

And more news to share! “Student Athlete” from award winning director Trish Dalton and two-time Academy Award winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Oscar, executive produced by LeBron James’ SpringHill Entertainment, will be premiering on HBO October 2nd. Check out the trailer here:

Fall 2018 Projects Update!

Cradle of Champions has been picked up by Showtime and will be premiering on September 21st. Check out the official trailer:

Basketball: A Love Story has been officially announced by ESPN. The 10 episode, 20 hours documentary series will cover more than 60 stories about the game of basketball, looking at the sport from inception through present day. More info about the series, including the trailer and full premiere schedule can be seen here: http://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/24367931/love-story

Another ESPN 30 for 30 project will be premiering on the ESPN+ platform in a few weeks, and as soon as the official announcement is made I’ll update here with more info.

“The Lights of Wrigleyville”

Over the past couple of months I had the pleasure of working with the talented team of Long Haul Productions to create a 30 for 30 podcast about the decades-long fight to install night lights at famed Wrigley Field. The production is now live, and I hope you’ll give it a listen, check out “The Lights of Wrigleyville”!

Listen Here!

Keeping on…

The year keeps getting busier and busier over here. I was truly honored to come on and help out with ESPN’s 30 for 30 “Tommy” chronicling the life of former boxing heavyweight champion who passed a few years ago following a tragic battle with HIV. The film is now live on the ESPN App and will premiere on ESPN2 September 27th at 8PM

I have several other docs wrapping up and look forward to sharing news and trailers for them soon.

Other recently wrapped projects including the following through Catch & Release:

AT&T “Unlimited Cats”

Google/YouTube’s #ProudToBe campaign for Pride Week

As well as Google’s “Favorite Things” series of 3 spots [no longer online]

Advil Liqui-Gels Mini [no longer online]

A video to kick-off the launch of the Samsung Note 8 at their recent “Unpacked” event

And these 2 commercials for the NFL:

https://www.ispot.tv/share/wgw3

https://www.ispot.tv/share/wBv6

2017 Under Way

I recently finished content clearance for a series of 3 videos produced by Marvel through Catch & Release, currently being shown on their YouTube channel.

The first, featuring Patrick Carney of the Black Keys, recently went live:

I was also happy to work for the first time with the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) on a tribute video honoring America Ferrera, which is being produced for their upcoming 2017 NAB Show in Las Vegas, happening later this month.

Last year’s “Cradle of Champions” documentary recently played the Santa Barbara Film Festival, won BEST FEATURE at the Big Sky Documentary Festival, the Cinequest Film & VR Festival, and the American Documentary Film Festival.

2016 Wraps

The year is winding down, and it has been an incredible journey, transitioning from a staff employee at HBO to a staff employee to myself. “Running For His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story” premiered several weeks ago to rave reviews and some of Showtime’s highest ratings of the year for an original documentary production. Following in the footsteps of the two Advil commercials mentioned in my previous post, there are two additional ones now airing – “Holiday” and “Portfolio” done through through Catch & Release.

With several other documentary projects nearing completion, and other new ones just ramping up, I am thrilled at the prospect of what 2017 holds in store.

More 2016 Projects

2016 continues to be a busy year here at Lost & Found!

“Running For His Life: The Lawrence Phillips Story” will begin airing on Showtime December 16th. I handled all archival research and clearances for this 90-minute documentary about the troubled football player that died in a California prison earlier this year.

New project currently in production “The Caddie Chronicles” covers the history of golf caddies and their unique part of the sport’s legacy.

Recently wrapped commercial/corporate work includes:

Blizzard Entertainment’s 25-year celebration video, which recently kicked off their BlizzCon convention. Work included licensing as well as property and talent clearances through Catch & Release.

For Advil, 2 commercials are currently running on TV with their “What Pain?” campaign through Catch & Release. Two more are slated to begin airing over the next few weeks. You can view these spots at the following URLs:

https://www.ispot.tv/share/ANJxhttps://www.ispot.tv/share/ANW6

More to come before the end of the year!

2016 Recent & Upcoming Projects

In Production:

  • 7-part documentary series, currently untitled, on the history of basketball for ESPN. Leading team of archival researchers and supervising clearances. Vendors include professional sports organizations, stock archives, museums, news organizations, university archives, personal collectors, newspapers and many more sources.
  • “Cradle of Champions” – Theatrical documentary on the famed New York Golden Gloves boxing tournament. Work includes archival research, as well as overseeing licensing.
  • “Lawrence Phillips Matters” – 90 minute documentary being produced for Showtime on the troubled ex-NFL players who died in a California prison in 2016. Work includes archival research, as well as overseeing licensing.

Recently Wrapped:

  • Music Clearances for a commercial for smartphone maker Obi Worldphone through Catch & Release.
  • Photo & Talent Clearances for a DNA Seattle local ad campaign through Catch & Release.
  • Photo Clearances for redesign of TPG.com website through Catch & Release.
  • Twitter’s “See What’s Happening” campaign, featuring 1 x :45 and 3 x :15 commercials. Work included licensing and talent clearances for UGC, stock, news and professional sports content through Catch & Release.
  • Licensing, Talent and Property clearances for “This Is Why We Play” commercial, promoting the 2016 NBA Draft through Catch & Release.
  • Licensing for “Every Second Counts” commercial, promoting the 2016 NBA Playoffs through Catch & Release.