CONCUSSED: THE AMERICAN DREAM
Concussed: The American Dream is a documentary covering head trauma and Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy in sports, exploring the effects of CTE on those that have lost loved ones, with narratives from doctors and Hall of Famers in the NFL, boxing, and mixed martial arts. We began the documentary in 2016 and have set out on multiple road trips over 2 years time. Find the blog updates I’ve posted along the way below:
Football: Brett Favre, Christian Okoye, Jim McMahon, Shawn Merriman, Josh Cribbs, Gary Cutsinger, Rashad Ross, Spencer Paysinger, Rodger Saffold, Ricardo Lockette, Jamie Dukes, Lowell Rose, Barney Sash, Megan Wieland, Heather Dickinson, Pam Cutsinger, Kirk Ferentz, Darrell Schumacher, Chris Nowinski, Mary Seau, Leigh Steinberg, Andrew Brandt, Brett Doud, Jake Jenkins, Ryan Parker.
MMA: Don Frye, Aljamain Sterling, Urijah Faber, Yves Edwards, Matt Brown, Kevin Casey, Din Thomas, Stephan Bonnar, Rudy Morales, John Heath, Jacob “Stitch” Duran, Dr. Ann Maria DeMars, Jason Parillo, Andy Foster, Mike Bell, Mike Beltran, Sean Wells.
Boxing: Floyd Mayweather Sr., Terry Norris, Tanya Norris, Shawn Porter, Pernell Whitaker, Ray “Boom Boom” Mancini, Joe DeGuardia Jr., Joseph Diaz Jr., Joey Medina.
Doctors: Dr. Ann McKee, Dr. Jay Alberts, Dr. James Kelly, Dr. Jake VanLandingham, Dr. Raymond Damadian, Dr. Scott Rosa, Dr. Larry Minkoff, Dr. Edward Ayoub, Dr. Amir Vokshoor, Dr. Vernon Williams, Dr. Charles Bernick, Dr. Tony Strickland, Dr. Haley Kristinsson, Dr. David Lechuga, Dr. Paul Wallace, Dr. Barry Jordan, Dr. Roland Lee, Dr. Mingxiong Huang, Dr. Ron Savage, Dr. Benjamin Siebert, Dr. Uzma Samadani.
Other: David Kano, Matt Perrault, Nicole Fisher, Pete Antico, Bill Simpson, Ray Roman.
Filmmaker David Kano on Game Night w/ Matt Perrault (Sept. 2017)