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 and has been nominated for five regional Emmys (winners announced in late June), and "Undefeated: The Roger Brown Story" is currently airing on ESPN Classic and has appeared 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." --