The producers of a documentary on gay Olympic champion Greg Louganis enrolled their project in a contest that could lead to working with a renowned film festival.
As reported by the blog Outsports, ‘Back on Board: Greg Louganis’ is part of a contest sponsored by the site Indiewire. If chosen as project of the month, the film wins a consultation with the Tribeca Film Institute.
Producers Cheryl Furjanic and Will Sweeney followed Louganis for a year with cameras, including when he worked with the 2012 US Olympic diving team.
‘It was amazing to be at the Olympics with Greg Louganis for this historic achievement. I keep pinching myself that we captured all this unbelievable footage,’ said Furjanic.
‘This gives our film the most incredible ending that any filmmaker could dream of,’ Sweeney added.
At the recent London Games the US diving team won four gold medals, and Louganis’ coaching was highlighted by one of the winners.
"To have Greg Louganis back in USA Diving and just being an athlete mentor means a lot for all of us athletes to know that we have an Olympic legend just giving us his wisdom, sharing his stories and who better person to have than Greg,’ said gold men’s platform diver David Boudia (as reported by Outsports).
Last month Furjanic and Sweeney used Kickstarter for a funding campaign and have approximately $55,000 in pledges; their goal was $50,000.