SEATTLE, WA (PRWEB) November 29, 2015
On the heels of NBA legend Spencer Haywood’s recent induction into the NBA Hall of Fame, Seattle’s True Productions announces it’s in full production of Full Court: The Spencer Haywood Story, a riveting new documentary that examines the untold story of a man who changed the face of professional basketball forever. This unforgettable story is brought to life through interviews (former NBA stars Charles Barkley, Kenny Wilkins and former U.S. Senator Bill Bradley among others), newspaper headlines, beautifully stylized footage and archival photographs. See sizzle reel:
Haywood is in Seattle to raise the 12th Man flag at CenturyLink Field before the Seahawks - Pittsburgh Steelers game. Raising the 12th Man flag is traditionally an honor bestowed upon Seattle sports celebrities. Past honorees include Randy Johnson, Shaun Alexander and former Sonics coach George Karl.
The film, produced by Seattle CEO Dwayne Clark, founder of True Productions in association with award-winning AMS Pictures of Dallas,Texas, tells the story of how Haywood, a young, black basketball player from the racially-charged South, overcame extreme poverty in the cotton fields of Mississippi, became a basketball star for the U.S. men’s Olympic team, the American Basketball Association (ABA) and the NBA. Clark says, “This is a story that goes way beyond basketball. Spencer overcame so much. His story is so inspirational and that’s what True Productions is all about.”
Haywood began his NBA career with the Seattle Supersonics in 1970. He led the team to their first-ever playoff berth. But when NBA lawyers tried to bar him from playing, he began the fight of his life, a long legal battle that would finally end up in the Supreme Court.
The True Productions documentary looks back at how Haywood’s court battle in the 1970’s led to years of backlash, fame, fortune, drug abuse, recovery and finally … recognition. The film will premiere at the Seattle International Film Festival in May, 2016. This 75-minute emotional documentary tells the inspiring story of Haywood’s recovery and subsequent work with at-risk youth..Even still, his story hasn’t been widely told … until now.
About True Productions:
True Productions is a Seattle-based film, theater and media production company owned by Seattle area CEO and entrepreneur Dwayne Clark and his wife, Terese Clark. True Productions produces inspirational films and theater at Aegis Living and a philanthropist who supports many nonprofits locally and nationally.
MEDIA AVAILIBILITY: Spencer Haywood and Dwayne Clark available for interviews 9 am-11 am Monday, November 30th at the Seattle Storm practice basketball court located at:
Seattle Pacific University 3414 3rd Ave. W. Seattle, WA 98119
MEDIA CONTACTS: John Yeager 425-765-9845 John.Yeager(at)aegisliving(dot)com and Charlotte Starck 425-941-0171 Charlotte.Starck(at)aegisliving(dot)com