Attucks: The School that Opened a City

  • Built when the Ku Klux Klan ran Indiana and its capital, built to isolate and to fail, Crispus Attucks High School instead produced scholars and scientists, world-class musicians and athletes. Ultimately its success, against every odd, literally changed the face of a city. Cast will include Oscar Robertson, Janet Langhart-Cohen, Maj. Gen. Harry Brooks, David Baker, dozens more. Scheduled for 2016. Video preview / More information.



Heart of a Hoosier and Undefeated are available for $15 apiece.

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After 20 years in newspaper journalism, I switched to filmmaking in 2010 with "John Wooden: The Indiana Story." Since then, working alongside WFYI, Indianapolis' PBS affiliate, my work has won five regional Emmys (including, in 2014, for Best Documentary); first place in the national Associated Press Sports Editors contest; Best Documentary honors from Indiana's Society of Professional Journalists and Indiana's Associated Press Managing Editors (for different films); and the Fourth Estate award from the national American Legion. My most recent film, on Bobby "Slick" Leonard, premiered at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on the jumbo screen, and "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story" is currently airing on ESPN Classic and has screened in film festivals worldwide. If you have a great story, want it told from the heart and are able to help with production funds, I'm interested. More
Professional Experience & Education
» Cover story in Indianapolis Business Journal
» Photos from Heart of a Hoosier premiere
» Undefeated featured in New York Times
Heart of a Hoosier
"Funny, emotional, impeccably researched." -- Mark Alesia, Indianapolis Star

"Overall effect is spot on." -- Ed Wenck, NUVO

"Excellent ... a really fine piece of work." -- Bob Costas

"Fascinating ... brings Brown's story out from the shadows." -- William Rhoden, N.Y. Times

Naptown to Super City
"Must-viewing for any city using sports for economic development." --