Press Release: November 2, 2013 By LunchBox Communications- Coming off an Oscar-qualifying documentary last year, our team was looking for a local story that could resonate with our continuing desire to create documentaries that put a human face on the overcomplicated and under explored.
We found that story in our own backyard at Mitch Allen Gym in the Shepard Recreation Center in West Philadelphia. It is there D and D management, now our producing partners, were working with Philadelphia's young boxing hopefuls. It is there Pastor Dave Price, principal of D and D, discovered the 1984 Olympic Gold Super Heavyweight champion working virtually unnoticed.
For Lunchbox Dox it was connecting the dots from the classic tragic boxing tale of Tyrell Biggs to the hope of this interfaith and multigenerational community that has adopted this fallen hero and, with him, begun writing a promising chapter inboxing for a struggling neighborhood.
Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs? will not only be a great sports biopic but a film that will shine a light on the importance of afterschool programs and the community engagement needed to help inner-city youth succeed.
Take this opportunity to become one of the first 100 backers of Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?. West Philadelphia and the Shepard Recreation Center are bursting with good stories but unfortunately lack the resources to tell their own tale. Help give this community a voice.
Please take a moment to become a part of #TeamBiggs.
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