New Documentary: Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?


October 1st, 2013 – Philadelphia, PAA city that has perhaps the richest boxing history of any may have neglected one of its best. In 1987 Tyrell Biggs seemed on the verge of writing a new chapter in Boxing history. “The second-coming of Muhammad Ali,” they called him.

But then something happened and Tyrell Biggs began his steady decline into obscurity. Whatever happened to Tyrell Biggs? is the question co-director Dafna Yachin asks in her new feature documentary that explores Biggs’s life, from his teenage years in West Philadelphia to the resurfacing of his fatal flaws many years later as he faced the hard realities of professional boxing.

From standout high school basketball star to first-ever Olympic super heavyweight Gold Medalist, Biggs was on top of the world. Then came his descent into addiction. His personal comeback to fast-rising professional with a 15-0 record seemed unstoppable until a devastating loss in his title fight with Tyson. Biggs’s sudden fall from grace, his loss of heart, and his struggle to survive in the territory between relevance and obscurity make for a gut-wrenching tale that will resonate with viewers from all walks of life, as Biggs confronts on a grander scale the struggle that lives in all of us.

Funds raised through this Kickstarter crowd funding campaign will help Yachin (who met Biggs at a local gym while working on a television series about boxing) and her team complete the film and share Tyrell’s story with the world. The film includes hard-hitting interviews with boxing greats and hopefuls such as Jesse “Hard Work” Hart and his renowned boxing father, Eugene “Cyclone” Hart. “This film is going to be a great display of excellence in a boxing community,” says Jesse. “My father only let me study the greats and Tyrell was one of them. Everyone should support the documentary and join Team Biggs.”

Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs?is currently in final production. Funds contributed through Kickstarter will help fund final shooting and the rough-cut edit. Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs? will be funded only if $35,000 is pledged by the end of the short run campaign.

Learn more about the film at the links below:






Whatever Happened to Tyrell Biggs? Film Production Team:

Co-Directors Dafna Yachin and Trinity Greer; Writers Arthur Fischman and Dafna Yachin; Editor Geoff Morris; Executive Producers Dafna Yachin, Doc Nowicki and David Price; Producers Leilani Goode and Molly Brennan

Lunchbox Dox, a division of Lunchbox Communications, is the team that brought you the award-winning Digital Dharma — the first film ever publicly screened at Philadelphia’s Kimmel Center. Lunchbox Dox puts a human face on the overcomplicated and underexplored. Along with a talented team of creative, strategic and technical professionals, Lunchbox has been bringing great stories and brands to life for more than 20 years. Lunchbox Communications has been headquartered in Philadelphia since 2000.

D and D Management Team LLC is a full-service management company whose primary focus is on the management of professional prizefighters. The D&D division that focuses on the development of reality television shows, documentary films and publishing of sports-related books has paired up with Lunchbox Communications to executive produce the documentary about Tyrell Biggs.

Kickstarter is a crowdfunding platform that provides tools to raise funds for creative projects. Donors can back projects in exchange for a tangible reward or experience. Funds are disbursed only if the project reaches its dollar-amount goal.

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