Mar 13

Ed Sherman interviewed ESPN Films executive producer John Dahl about the 30 for 30 series:

Take, for instance, “The Fab Five.” People knew about the Fab Five. What were you able to do to take that story to another level?

Tell it from the Fab Five’s point of view, go inside that group of players, and the fact that Jalen (Rose) was going to be a key part of that telling of the story with his teammates and that group, that it’s like a chance to look at the Fab Five from the inside out instead of the outside in.

That to me is what makes “The U” (on Miami’s wild football teams) special. I think one reason people responded to it was it was The U according to The U. (Director) Billy Corben didn’t just go out and line up a bunch of critics of The U. He didn’t go out and get all the people who don’t like Miami. He wanted to tell the story, he had a very specific vision; tell the story of The U through The U, through the people who are either playing for, coached it, or are part of that program in some way.

Sep 27
#TheU Blu-rays have arrived @30for30

#TheU Blu-rays have arrived @30for30

Sep 26

Our new ESPN 30 for 30 short COLLISION COURSE:

Don Aronow was a family man who moved to Miami in the ’60s after making a fortune in New Jersey construction, but soon his focus turned to building and racing cigarette boats. He became world famous, selling boats and fostering close relationships with some of the most powerful men in the world. But during that time in Miami, the people who needed Aronow’s products the most (and some of the only ones who could afford the hefty price tag) were drug smugglers. Aronow’s tale would end in a hail of bullets, leaving questions that still haven’t been answered.

Aug 12
.@30for30 #TheU on iTunes, Netflix and Amazon.

.@30for30 #TheU on iTunes, Netflix and Amazon.

Jul 08
#Broke @wale #30for30 #rakontur

#Broke @wale #30for30 #rakontur

Feb 18

"Like oh, let ‘em know that’s how n***as go from that ballin’ to 30 for 30 Broke

Feb 15

Broke is now on Netflix

Jun 26
Shooting @billycorben’s director statement for our new @ESPN_Films 30 for 30 doc BROKE (Taken with Instagram)

Shooting @billycorben’s director statement for our new @ESPN_Films 30 for 30 doc BROKE (Taken with Instagram)

@rakonturmiami’s Director of Photography Alexa Harris (Taken with Instagram)

@rakonturmiami’s Director of Photography Alexa Harris (Taken with Instagram)

Last day of shooting our new @ESPN_Films doc BROKE with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera (Taken with Instagram)

Last day of shooting our new @ESPN_Films doc BROKE with New York Times columnist Joe Nocera (Taken with Instagram)

Apr 26
The rakontur crew on the red carpet at the Tribeca screening of their new @ESPN_Films doc Broke

The rakontur crew on the red carpet at the Tribeca screening of their new @ESPN_Films doc Broke

Apr 25
mislat:

rakontur is bringing you exactly what you’ve been waiting for all this time, a documentary about the aftermath of all that flossin’ that goes on in the NBA. They’re premiering their latest work ‘Broke’ today at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you’re in NYC these days, you should try to get tickets…I definitely would.

According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. 

mislat:

rakontur is bringing you exactly what you’ve been waiting for all this time, a documentary about the aftermath of all that flossin’ that goes on in the NBA. They’re premiering their latest work ‘Broke’ today at the Tribeca Film Festival. If you’re in NYC these days, you should try to get tickets…I definitely would.

According to a 2009 Sports Illustrated article, 60 percent of NBA players are broke within five years of retirement. For 78 percent of NFL players, it takes only three years. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes get shocked by harsh economic realities after years of living the high life. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Jamal Mashburn, Bernie Kosar, and Andre Rison, as well as Marvin Miller, the former executive director of the MLB Players Association, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. 

Apr 24
@AlfredSpellman watching our new @ESPN_Films doc Broke get mastered to tape for its screening at @TribecaFilmFest tmrw night

@AlfredSpellman watching our new @ESPN_Films doc Broke get mastered to tape for its screening at @TribecaFilmFest tmrw night

Nov 04
@billycorben and @alfredspellman at ESPN HQ to pitch #TheU

@billycorben and @alfredspellman at ESPN HQ to pitch #TheU

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