Jason Reid has turned his filmmaking passion from pro basketball to pro football.
The latest project for the director of the award-winning “Sonicsgate” documentary, on the departure of the Sonics, is a film on NFL kickers, the overlooked players who are more responsible than most for game outcomes.
A graduate of Bishop Blanchet and the University of Washington, Reid took his anger over the Sonics’ departure and turned it into a locally and nationally acclaimed documentary.
Before “Sonicsgate,” Reid and three friends in the summer of 2008 rode their bicycles from Shanghai to Beijing and made “Man Zou,” about their bike-borne engagement with Chinese culture.
Sportspress Northwest video director Noel Zanchelli sat down with Reid in the green room at a recent fund raiser for the project. They discussed Sonicsgate, Reid’s new project and why he rode his bicycle across China.
To view the film for free, log on to Sonicsgate.org.