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‘Mr. Chibbs’ Follows Kenny Anderson’s Life After Life on an NBA Court

"This is an athlete opening up like no one I've ever seen."

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Mr. Chibbs

Logline: NBA All-Star Kenny Anderson is in a mid-life crisis, grappling with his identity and coming to terms with his past and he searches for relevancy in his future.

Elevator Pitch:

This is not your typical basketball documentary. Like Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” we follow Kenny as he travels back to people and places of his past witnessing him reconciling the good with the evil. What happens to a sports superstar once their talent has left them, and they are forced to confront who they will be for the rest of their lives. “Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead,” said Scrooge. “But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change. Say it is thus with what you show me!”

Production Team:

Director/Producer Jill Campbell: “Dancing Across Borders,” The Hamlet of Canfield Gardens,” “Out of Print,” “Never Stand Still,” “After Tomorrow,” “Zoe”

Cinematographer Nelson Walker: “In Transit,” “Iris,” “Summer Pasture,” “King Georges,” “Independent Lens”

Editor Paul Lovelace: “Iris,” “After Spring,” “Radio Unnameable,” “Paramedics”

Editor Josh Woltermann: “Welcome to Leith,” “Independent Lens,” “Flex is Kings,” “The Man Behind the Curtain”

Composer: Jeff Parker – Member of the band Tortoise, Parker has released several albums as a leader, all to critical acclaim, including: “Like-Coping” (2001), “The Relatives” (2004), “Bright Light In Winter” (2012) and “The New Breed” (2016). He is also an acclaimed sideman.

About the Film:

Directing this independently financed documentary has been a labor of love. I knew who Kenny was on the court, but once I met him, I became passionate about his story off the court. This is an athlete opening up like no one I’ve ever seen. It’s not a “talking head” doc. It’s a slice of life of Chibbs getting deep and raw, sharing memories of abuse and regrets about not living up to his potential, yet he has a heart of gold who has inspired many; fans and family only want to see him happy. Kenny now wants to give back.

Current Status: We’re in post & raising funds for NBA & NCAA footage rights, legal fees, music.

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Comments

Glen Goddfrey

This trailer is epic and real Cant wait for the release . Kenny Anderson was the best HS player ever

Esther Begle

I vote for Mr. Chibbs

    Jill Campbell

    Thank you Esther and Glen! We can’t wait for you to see this.

Max Frankston

I vote for mr chibbs

Susan

I vote for Mr Chibbs

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