To do this right and to do this efficiently, we need to put together an small but amazing team of a+ partners. Here’s what the first key components look like from my perspective:
A nuts and bolts producer with experience in executing high production value on a small budget. Someone who is nimble and familiar with the sports world, the documentary world, and the high polish production world.
MY recommendation: PETER TRUCCO (lo+behold)
A production company partner with a pedigree in the space and a desire to tackle challenging subject matter. Experience in documentary, specifically sports. production infrastructure: guild contracts, insurance, office space.
my recommendation: film 45
A creative team of technicians that are passionate and invested. Priorities—
1) a top-shelf cinematographer
2) a researcher aka "story producer" (with experience in the doc world)
3) Soon but not as urgent: an amazing editor (and tbd support staff)
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