The Great Trade Robbery Premiere

JJ-1 The latest ESPN 30 for 30 short from Wheelhouse Creative premiered today on Grantland.  The Great Trade Robbery directed by Stuart Zicherman about the greatest football trade in history.  Read the official synopsis below and hit read more to see the full short film.

In 1989, the storied Dallas Cowboys were a team stuck in mediocrity. They had a brand-new owner in Jerry Jones. They had a brand-new coach (just two years removed a national championship with Miami) in Jimmy Johnson. What they didn’t have was talent. But Dallas did have one asset that stood out: running back Herschel Walker. So Johnson went out to see what he could get for no. 34. Enter the Minnesota Vikings — a team that appeared to be on the cusp of many long playoff runs. All they needed was someone like Walker to put them over the top. They got Walker, but what did they give up? This film breaks down that deal and how the Cowboys’ new front office was able to give away one player and gain a dynasty of its own.

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Kid Danny to Premiere on Grantland

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The new Wheelhouse produced ESPN 30 for 30 short Kid Danny is set to premiere online at Grantland on Wednesday, August 13th.  The short film follows the story of Danny Almonte, a little league pitcher from the Bronx who made headlines when he and his teammates were disqualified from the 2001 Little League World Series.

Wheelhouse Creative was proud to partner with director Andrew Cohn to tell this unique story for ESPN’s 30 for 30 series.  Andrew previously directed the basketball documentary Medora, which received a large amount of critical acclaim last year on the festival circuit.  We recently sat down with Andrew to talk more about Kid Danny – look for that interview later this week.  Read more to watch an exclusive clip released by ESPN and be sure to watch the full film on Grantland later this week.

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