Independent Feature: Unbelievable is Believable Here

Independent feature documentary chronicling VCU's historic and improbable run to the 2011 NCAA Final Four. Written, directed, produced, and edited by Phil Wall

Format: Documentary Feature
Genre: Sports, Inspirational
Distributor: MVD Entertainment
Launch: 1/26/2016
Availability: DVD and Digital
Streaming (staggered release): Hulu, iTunes, Amazon, Google Play, Vimeo OnDemand, Snag Films, Fandor, VHX, Overdrive
Written, Directed, Filmed, Produced, and Edited by Phil Wall
Running Time: 93 minutes
Official Site:
(From the DVD cover) - Filmmaker Phil Wall documents the story of the 2011 Virginia Commonwealth University men's basketball team, led by second-year coach Shaka Smart, who were the subject of controversy after receiving an at-large bid into the 68-team NCAA tournament field. After losing 5 of 8 games in the month of February, the VCU Rams defied the pundits and the odds, defeating teams from the PAC-10, Big East, Big 10, ACC, and Big 12 in one of the most statistically improbable March runs in tournament history. Fueled by the doubters, this cast of unknowns captured the imagination of the sporting world, by breaking school, conference, and tournament records in an epic 3-week journey that culminated in a national semifinal appearance. This feature documentary includes exclusive footage and interviews for an in-depth look at this quintessential underdog story.
Barnes & Noble documentary section
World Premier poster made and distributed by the Richmond International Film Festival.
Hulu page
The film premiered to an audience of 400+ on March 2, 2014 at the Virginia Historical Society in Richmond, VA.  It was followed by a 30-minute Q&A with myself and Joey Rodriguez (VCU '11).
With my sister, Jennie, outside of the Virginia Historical Society prior to the screening.
Red carpet with Brian Doherty.  He's been a friend since elementary school and helped create some of the custom music featured in the film.
Seats reserved at the screening.
Picture taken in Houston during the filming of the 2011 Final Four.
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