Original Crackle documentary chronicles the emotional impact of a high school basketball coach killed in the line of duty and his lasting legacy
COS COB, Connecticut, Oct 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) today announced that the award-winning documentary, The green wave, premieres on Crackle on October 21, 2021. Directed by Emmy-winning filmmaker Guido Verweyen (After the fire, Blood relatives, Dance Moms, Raising Asia), The green wave tells the incredible true story of the return of the Summerville High School basketball team after their coach, Louis Mulkey, a dedicated firefighter, was killed in the line of duty in a fatal catastrophic fire.
Mulkey was more to his students than a coach on the pitch. Mulkey was dedicated to improving the lives of his students, crossing racial lines to enable them to pursue their dreams on and off the field. Mulkey’s dedication helped instill core values in his team that changed the game from an after-school program to an experience that shaped their future.
“The acquisition of The green wave supports our mission to provide viewers with inspiring, entertaining and inspiring content, ”said Jeff Meier, Head of Programming, Crackle Plus. “We are delighted to share this story with our viewers and to honor the incredible legacy of Louis Mulkey.”
Mulkey’s legacy continues today in success stories including NFL star AJ Green and other former student athletes who continue to make waves as successful coaches, fathers and businessmen. . “If it weren’t for Coach Louis, I wouldn’t be where I am today,” Green said. The green wave received the “Best Documentary Award” at the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
Film director Guido Verweyen said, “When I decided to make this film about a firefighter turned high school coach who had an impact on the lives of so many students and athletes, I didn’t have no idea how fascinating and complex each character’s stories would be. to be. I can’t wait for Crackle audiences to get their first glimpse of this incredibly inspiring story.
As one of the only AVODs to continually add original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains and inspires audiences, The green wave will join Crackle’s strong library of sports-related content, including Vince Carter: Legacy, which premiered on October 1 and PRoma country, chronicle of the rise of Memphis Grizzlies star and reigning NBA Rookie of the Year, Ja Morant. Previously, the network created About, a documentary series that follows top college basketball players Romeo Langford, Scottie Lewis and Emmitt Williams as they compete in the AAU summer season, and Anything is possible: the story of Serge Ibaka, a documentary on the journey of LA Clippers player Serge Ibaka from the cement courts of the Republic of Congo to the NBA.
The green wave is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. company and the exclusive and original content provider of Crackle Plus.
Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed through 50 touchpoints in the United States with announced plans to expand to over 64 touchpoints including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TV (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne), Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktop computers at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in approximately 500,000 hotel rooms of the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
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Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates video-on-demand (VOD) streaming networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The Company also acquires and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces original long and short content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous series of books and produces premium pet food under the Chicken Soup for the Soul brand.
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