NOMINEE, BEST DOCUMENTARY - 2023 Black Reel Awards

On the court, Bill Russell was a force to be reckoned with - a champion who sacrificed himself for his teammates and love of basketball. Off the court, Bill Russell was a force in the fight for human rights - marching with the great Martin Luther King Jr., pioneering NBA boycotts and fighting against racism. BILL RUSSELL: LEGEND tells the remarkable life and legacy of an NBA superstar and civil rights icon.

Directed by Sam Pollard

Associate Editor Brady Darragh

Press for Brady's work on BILL RUSSEL LEGEND:

"The documentary’s high points are remarkably poignant: A segment early in Part 2 that connects Russell’s childhood obsession with Renaissance paintings to his ordered and fiercely cerebral approach to basketball was so unexpectedly powerful that it choked me up." - Jack Hamilton, SLATE