UNCW Faculty Member's Documentary to Show During Cucalorus Film Festival

UNCW theatre faculty member Nick Basta executive produced "Bell Rung" a documentary about professional football players' head injuries

Friday, November 09, 2012

Nick Basta, a faculty member in the Department of Theatre and former actor in New York City, is an executive producer of “Bell Rung: An Alarming Portrait of Professional Football,” a documentary about football players’ head injuries that will show at 4 p.m., Nov. 10, at TheatreNOW downtown as part of the Cucalorus Film Festival.

His co-producers include Super Bowl champion Dorsey Levens, who hosts the film, and director Zach Herrmann.

During the film, players and their families discuss their fears and reveal personal information about the impact that sports-related head injuries have had on their lives.

"Our documentary is told by the players themselves," Basta said. "It shows insiders' perspectives."

View the documentary's trailer at "Bell Rung."

Media Contact: Andrea Weaver, Office of University Relations, 910.962.7631 or weavera@uncw.edu.