Isaiah Washington, Matthew Cherry Team Up For Football Concussion Drama 'Game Time Decision'

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by Tambay A. Obenson
November 19, 2013 2:09 PM
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Titled Game Time DecisionMatthew Cherry's follow-up to his feature film debut, The Last Fall (now streaming on Netflix) has attracted the acting talents of Isaiah Washington, who will star as a retired football player suffering from the effects of concussions sustained during his professional career, as he tries to reconnect with his estranged family, especially a son following in his father's footsteps, in danger of a similar kind of future.

Like The Last Fall, the very topical Game Time Decision is a family drama set against a pro-sports backdrop, reflecting Cherry's own real-life interests as a former NFL wide receiver - the goal of the film being to highlight Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, a degenerative disease, common in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury; an affliction suffered by dozens of deceased former players, like Junior Seau.

To help kickstart the film into production, Cherry has launched an Indiegogo fundraising campaign to raise $30,000, which will go towards pre-production.

To contribute to the campaign, which ends on December 6, click HERE or within the widget underneath an early teaser/promo for Game Time Decision, which is embedded immediately below:


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  • CC | November 20, 2013 1:10 AMReply

    I have to agree with Akimbo Slice. I mean, can we say it without being called a hater... Mathew's last feature didn't leave me with an impression that he's totally there - yet. So the idea or suggestion that he walk hand-n-hand with someone who can compliment his skills, might be what the doctor ordered.

  • Akimbo | November 20, 2013 12:50 AMReply

    Good concept. Very timely. I hope he finds someone else to write or co-write the script.

  • Ava | November 19, 2013 4:19 PMReply

    Did you know that a Nigerian neuropathologist working in the U.S. was the first one to make the link between CTE and NFL players who took hits to the head (some who had never even had concussions)?
    Frontline on PBS had a really searing and engrossing documentary on this subject. I don't know whether it is still on the website but it is definitely worth watching.

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