Click to Skip Ad
Closing in...
If You've Been Waiting for It to Get There, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Is Now Streaming on Netflix If You've Been Waiting for It to Get There, 'Half of a Yellow Sun' Is Now Streaming on Netflix Premiering Tonight at 10pm: 2-Part Documentary 'Freeway: Crack in the System' on Al Jazeera America (Trailer) Premiering Tonight at 10pm: 2-Part Documentary 'Freeway: Crack in the System' on Al Jazeera America (Trailer) Trailer for Animated Feature Film Inspired by True Story of Afro-Arab Slave Who Became "Voice of Islam" Trailer for Animated Feature Film Inspired by True Story of Afro-Arab Slave Who Became "Voice of Islam" Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge to Star in Scripted TV Series Based on the Underground Railroad Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Aldis Hodge to Star in Scripted TV Series Based on the Underground Railroad Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) Mo'Nique Said She Was Paid $50,000 for 'Precious' + Responds to Lee Daniels "Play the Game" Advice (Video) 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later 'Cooley High' Writer and Cast Reflect on the Film 40 Years Later Attn. Actors: African American & Latino Men & Women Sought for Major Roles in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Series Attn. Actors: African American & Latino Men & Women Sought for Major Roles in Baz Luhrmann's Netflix Drama Series So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? So What’s Byron Allen's $20 Billion Lawsuit Against Comcast, Time Warner, Al Sharpton & the NAACP all About? Nick Cannon Gets Behind New Live-Action Musical Series, 'Make It Pop,' for Upcoming TV Season Nick Cannon Gets Behind New Live-Action Musical Series, 'Make It Pop,' for Upcoming TV Season A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral A New Edition Biopic Might Be Coming to a Theater Near You If This Fan-Made Trailer Goes Viral HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship HBO Seeks Diverse, Emerging Writers for HBOAccess Writing Fellowship Black Actors Are in Demand: Aunjanue Ellis Books Female Lead Role in ABC's FBI Drama-Thriller 'Quantico' Black Actors Are in Demand: Aunjanue Ellis Books Female Lead Role in ABC's FBI Drama-Thriller 'Quantico' MSNBC is Changing Its Tune and Rev Al Is Getting Bumped MSNBC is Changing Its Tune and Rev Al Is Getting Bumped Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Films & TV Series That Are Coming to (and Leaving) Netflix's Streaming Library Next Month (March) Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Check Out These Photos of Mo'Nique, Queen Latifah, Khandi Alexander & Michael K. WIlliams From HBO's Bessie Smith Bio + Premiere Date Set Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Here's the Story That the Denzel Washington/Antoine Fuqua 'Magnificent Seven' Remake Will Tell Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Watch Footage From Marlon Wayans' Richard Pryor Audition Tape Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Aaron McGruder Finally Explains Why He Left 'The Boondocks' Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Netflix Explains Why It Doesn't Always Have That Film Or TV Show You Really Want To See (Video) Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie... Tichina Arnold Says She Talked To Martin Lawrence About Doing A 'Martin' Movie...

'Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?' - Doc On Once-Promising Olympic Gold Medal Winning Boxer

Photo of Tambay A. Obenson By Tambay A. Obenson | Shadow and Act October 31, 2013 at 12:34PM

'Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?' - Doc On Once-Promising Olympic Gold Medal Winning Boxer
1
Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?

A new documentary feature from directors Trinity Greer and Dafna Yachin, and writer Art Fischman, titled Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?, follows the titular Tyrell Biggs, a once promising, standout Olympic Gold medal-winning boxer,.who lived through a reversal of fortunes, and fell into obscurity, thanks to drug and alcohol abuse, and a devastating loss in his title fight with Mike Tyson, and is now slowly try to rebuild his life. 


The film will ask the questions: 

Were drugs Biggs' downfall? Did his management take him too far too fast, throwing him in the ring too soon against Mike Tyson? What was the long- term damage inflicted on him by the savage beating he endured at the hands of Tyson? And how does one explain the catastrophically downward spiral of his career as he subsequently loses against a series of opponents far less skilled than he? 

The doc feature will feature commentary from Bigg's former managers, trainers, referees, boxing historians, his friends as well as his opponents, all who share strong opinions about the character of the man, his skills and his derailed promising career.

The filmmakers have taken to Kickstarter to raise $35,000 to complete the film. With 25 days still to go, the campaign has raised about 10% of its goal. 

To contribute, click HERE or within the Kickstarter widget at the bottom of this post.

You're encouraged to follow the progress of the film on Facebook: www.facebook.com/TyrellBiggsdoc. And on Twitter, follow @TyrellBiggsDoc.

You can also visit the project's website at www.tyrellbiggs.com.

Check out the video pitch below, which contains footage from the doc:


This article is related to: Fundraising


Shadow & ActNewsletter