Eric Newman’s journey to the top of Showtime basketball was one of hard work and dedication. An accomplished basketball coach on the Nike circuit, Newman used an experience he had with Kobe Bryant at Rucker Park to springboard himself into the world of sports media. After grinding on the freelance market, Newman took his skills to Bleacher Report and then eventually to Showtime basketball where he helped create the mega popular podcast All The Smoke and directed the film we’ll talk about today, Kevin Garnett: Anything is Possible….
Eric’s love for basketball and more specifically the Boston Celtics matched up well when the opportunity to direct a Doc featuring Kevin Garnett was presented to him. We dive into the four pillars that helped guide his story and and he tells us why they made the decision not to include Stephon Marbury. You won’t want to miss a moment of this episode of Beyond the Lens presented by Diesel Films.
Steve James needs no introduction. In my opinion, the most prolific sports documentarian of all time. He took his vision from the Cabrini Greens playground in Chicago to what became Hoop Dreams, the most successful sports doc of all time, the film that paved the way for the proliferation of...
Self taught and self-made, Rudy Valdez is a shooting star in the world of documentary filmmaking. After his sister was incarcerated for 15 years and separated from her 3 children for a first time, non-violent offense, Rudy Valdez picked up a camera & went on a 10 year journey documenting his...