Television Documentary

Television documentary for USA Network. Rebound tells the story of severe sports injuries and the process of rebounding from them. The film combines background packages on each athlete with forensic investigations of their injuries, the recovery process and a “where are they now” style character study. Services include story producing and writing.

Documentary writing is a lot like teaching. Establish a theme, then explore variations on that theme.

Most sports fans can recall at least one catastrophic injury. For me, it’s Paul George’s broken leg. In Rebound, we covered Joe Theismann, Moises Alou, Travis Roy and Clint Malarchuk, among others. The footage is graphic and can be difficult to watch. But we approached the material with respect and crafted compelling stories about survival.


Written by Christian Jean for 3 Ball and USA