One of my favorite March Madness moments ever. This is a piece for Bucknell University Athletics that highlights their basketball program’s sustained success starting with their historic win over #3 Kansas in the 2005 NCAA Tournament. The full version of the video will be featured in Bucknell’s on-campus arena.
So proud of my mother @carolfwall today! Thanks to @putnambooks for believing! #MisterOwita #ProudSon
A documentary on the 2011 VCU men’s basketball team’s improbable run to the Final Four screened at the Richmond International Film Sunday at the Virginia Historical Society. The film, “Unbelievable is
Carol— Thank you so much for attending the screening today. I truly appreciate your kind words and am glad you enjoyed the film. I would love to sell you a copy!! My current mission is solidifying all of the licenses so I can do just that. It should be available on DVD and streaming in the near future (hard to give an exact date), and if you go to www.ramsmovie.com, you can leave your email to be notified of availability. Thank you for writing and supporting the film!
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Kurt Vonnegut’s rejected senior thesis broke down stories into simple curves. It was rejected by his professors at the University of Chicago because, “it was so simple and looked like too much fun.” Vonnegut later gave talks on the topic, and in the video below (marker 2:14) he explains the curve of “the most popular story in our civilization”…the “Cinderella” story.
Sports Illustrated called the 2011 VCU rams “the most improbable Final Four team ever.” That team defied the odds and the pundits for three (dare I say magical?) weeks. They beat 5 BCS schools, and broke the NCAA tournament record for made 3-pointers. Statistically speaking, they played out of their gourds (get it?) for 5 games. The odds of them making the Final Four were 820-1. Their Final Four opponent, Butler, was a 37-1 long shot by comparison. And from my perspective, they did it in a way that was true to the spirit of the VCU and greater Richmond communities. There have been, and will be, other Cinderella’s. This film is a humble attempt at capturing the magic of one of them.
"Unbelievable is Believable Here" is premiering at the Richmond International Film Festival in Richmond, VA on Sunday March 2, 2014. Tickets can be purchased on the festival’s website.
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My video about my mother’s book being put to use by Penguin.com. Very proud of her!!
Trailer for “Unbelievable is Believable, Here.” Premiering at the Richmond International Film Festival on March 2nd. www.ramsmovie.com
Announcing the premier of “Unbelievable is Believable, Here.” The film will screen at the Richmond International Film Festival on March 2nd.
An official selection of the 2014 Richmond International Film Festival, this feature documentary (94 minutes) follows the journey of the 2010 - 2011 VCU Ramsâ basketball team through their historic and improbable NCAA Tournament run. Featuring behind the scenes footage and exclusive interviews, this feature-length documentary takes an in-depth look at the team and their trip to the Final Four.
Newest releases with Ganon Baker Basketball and Elev|8 sports. I handled the post-production on these two. Shoutout to Michael Hagan for a great job on the editing.
Promo for my mother’s upcoming book, “Mister Owita’s Guide to Gardening.” Shot on Canon7D, edited in FCPX, sound on Sennheiser wireless and Zoom H4n. Music from Edward Donohue.
MSFF schedule is out! My short, Roanoke to Tel Aviv, will screen at the 12th Annual Miami Short Film Festival on the evening of November 13, 2013. The film will be included in the “Endings & Beginnings” program, a grouping of 10 films from across the globe that “explore the nature of the in-between, questioning the grandeur of our ambitions and the humility of our origins.”