Connect with us

Basketball

MUNOZ: ROSE STORY A WINNER

[sixcol_five_last]

Guam film maker Alex Munoz first met Derrick Rose while filming the USO Hoops for Troops project in 2011. He has since been documenting the Rose family and recently won Best Sports Documentary in Atlanta. (courtesy photo)

By Patrick Lujan

Guam film maker Alex Munoz has once again been recognized for work in film – but this time it’s for sharing his passion for sports through film.

Munoz won Best Sports Documentary from the Urban Media Film Festival in Atlanta, Ga.on Oct. 15 for his  20-minute piece ‘A Dream Deferred’ on former NBA MVP Derrick Rose.

“The film focuses, not only him but his family too,” Munoz said from Chicago, where he is continuing the project with D-Rose and his family. “That’s why people like it because it’s about the importance of family – a strong family that creates success, not just about one guy going after a goal.

“It wasn’t a typical story. It was about a family that is behind Derrick Rose, which was amazing. His big brother put everything aside to get Derek in line.”

Rose is a product of the tough Englewood neighborhood on Chicago’s South Side. His older brother and manager is Reggie Rose, whom Munoz has worked closely on the project since they meet during the USO Hoops for Troops project was filmed last year.

“I was happy it won, but I was happier for Reg because he’s the executive producer of the project and he’s totally behind the scenes. It’s deeply personal. The people who were at the screening were crying (during Rose’s injury), but later were up and clapping.”

Chicago Bulls point guard Derrick Rose goes down with a torn ACL during Game 1 in the opening round playoffs on April 28. Guam film maker Alex Munoz was there shooting a documentary with the Rose family. (courtesy photo)

The film takes you through the recent NBA season where the Chicago Bulls were tied with the San Antonio Spurs for the best record in the league (50-16) only to see their star point guard go down with a knee injury in Game 1 of their opening playoff round against the Philadelphia 76ers. Munoz was there filming from courtside.

“I was in state of shock and disbelief simultaneously. The entire United Center Arena was silent. It was very surreal. It was dream like…but a bad dream.”

Rose won’t be ready to go for the start of the upcoming season but is coming along nicely in his rehabilitation, according to The Sporting News.

“The Bulls do not want accurate info out about his rehab, they are top secret about it,” Munoz added. “However, my sense is that Derrick will bounce back big, he will be even better. Just watch.”

Guam Screening

Munoz was hoping to get it cleared in time to screen it during the Guam International Film Festival Sept. 27-30 but couldn’t get it done in time.

“I wasn’t able to get it cleared in time to screen it at GIFF. It was cleared just two days before the UMFF.”

Munoz said there were a lot of signatures to sign off before it was cleared to screen to include the NBA, his agent and most importantly the Rose family. “Derek is managed and supervised by his family and Reg finally said yes. The only other time it was screened was to the Rose family and they loved it.”

Munoz had a special pass into the Bulls-76ers game in which D-Rose tore his ACL in the 2012 NBA playoffs. (courtesy photo)

The final piece will be an hour-and-a-half feature-length documentary that will come out probably in 2013. For now, Munoz hopes to bring the film to Guam for a screening as well.

“I can’t wait to show it on Guam because the theme of the documentary is totally in sync with Chamorro family values. It totally reinforces that and I know everyone on Guam would relate to it and understand it. I just gotta get out there. I’m hoping before the end of the year.”

[fbshare url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/basketball/munoz-rose-story-a-winner/” type=”button”][fblike url=”http://www.gspnlive.com/basketball/munoz-rose-story-a-winner/” style=”standard” showfaces=”false” width=”450″ verb=”like” font=”arial”]

[/sixcol_five_last][useful_banner_manager_banner_rotation banners=14, 51, 38 interval=8 width=120 height=600 orderby=rand]

Ad

GPS Sports Calendar

June

July 2020

August
SU
MO
TU
WE
TH
FR
SA
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
Events for July

1st

No Events
Events for July

2nd

No Events
Events for July

3rd

No Events
Events for July

4th

No Events
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
Events for July

5th

No Events
Events for July

6th

No Events
Events for July

7th

No Events
Events for July

8th

No Events
Events for July

9th

No Events
Events for July

10th

No Events
Events for July

11th

No Events
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
Events for July

12th

No Events
Events for July

13th

No Events
Events for July

14th

No Events
Events for July

15th

No Events
Events for July

16th

No Events
Events for July

17th

No Events
Events for July

18th

No Events
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
Events for July

19th

No Events
Events for July

20th

No Events
Events for July

21st

No Events
Events for July

22nd

No Events
Events for July

23rd

No Events
Events for July

24th

No Events
Events for July

25th

No Events
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
Events for July

26th

No Events
Events for July

27th

No Events
Events for July

28th

No Events
Events for July

29th

No Events
Events for July

30th

No Events
Events for July

31st

No Events

Foody’s 5 Fun Facts

JFK Islander Jada Han

Polls

Would you like to see the first ever 2020 Fantasy Baseball Drafted teams compete against each other?

View Results

DID U KNOW?

Since forming the GNYFF in 2009, the league has never gone without a season until 2020. The league announced their plans to cancel the 2020 season amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.

COMING SOON …

ALL SPORTING EVENTS HALTED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS ISSUE

QUICK HITS

RIP: Former Guam football player Phil Mendiola, shown here with son Tano, passed away in Las Vegas due to a heart attack. Mendiola played for numerous Guam teams from youth to varsity. He was 39.
—————————————————-
Morgan McKenna (left with black face mask) poses for a photo with Guam Football Association Technical Director Sang Hoon Kim (seated, with blue face mask) and Guam Football Association Assistant Technical Director Ross Awa (standing) after signing his letter of commitment to play intercollegiate men’s soccer for Muskingum University in Ohio. The Fighting Muskies compete in NCAA Division III’s Ohio Athletic Conference.

More in Basketball