“It hasn’t been hard labor by any means, it’s just been somewhat of an organic process,” said Wolfe. “Watching his (Mustain’s) progression as a person has been the most rewarding part. And while he’s still an athlete today…he’s also a more well-rounded person.”
The film took longer to make than Wolfe intended, but that gave him the chance to include some people who otherwise would not have been in the movie. Thanks to the extra filming time, the film will now be narrated by former head University of Arkansas basketball coach Nolan Richardson. “He’s an Arkansas icon,” said Wolfe. “Not only did I look up to him, but his voice means a lot in this state.”
The film will also feature music composed by Grammy-winning artist and Arkansas native David Hodges.
While football is at the root of the story, it’s not really a sports movie, said Wofle. “It’s ultimately a human interest story.”
Wolfe’s first film, a dramatic feature called “Left/Right,” was partially filmed in Danville locations, including Mulberry’s, Pappas, Studio Brick and the Danville High School gym. It also featured several Danville residents. “Left/Right” won 11 film festival awards.
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