This is the first time that a film that was not an ESPN 30 for 30 got the green light in the coveted spot.
I interviewed Andrea and Cristan of Rare Bird Films about their careers and approach to documentary filmmaking in the Work section of Where We Live Work Play.
Play it Forward is the story of Kansas City Chiefs and Atlanta Falcons tight end Tony Gonzalez and my interview with both Andrea and Cristan reveals some surprises about the creative choices they made during production.
I had a sneak peek at Play it Forward and the ending hit me with a surprise. In the months ahead, I'm sure you'll have a chance to see the production and it's worth your time.
A relationship emerges from the film because it doesn't just focus on Tony Gonzalez. His brother Chris emerges as a central figure and driving force behind his success, despite Chris' own career challenges.
Hop on over to my interview with Andrea and Cristan by clicking on this title Rare Bird Films: Documenting the Human Experience.
And visit the 2015 Tribeca / ESPN Sports Film Festival page.