Uninterrupted, a subsidiary of The SpringHill Company founded by LeBron James and Maverick Carter, has teamed up with the creators of 2019 ‘s The Game Changers documentary to produce a highly anticipated sequel.
The original Game Changers film, directed by Louis Psihoyos, and featured executive producers James Cameron, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jackie Chan, Lewis Hamilton, Chris Paul, and Novak Djokovic, showcased the remarkable rise of plant-based eating in professional sports. Some of the world’s top athletes, including Olympians featured in the film, have adhered to a plant-based diet.
LeBron James’ Uninterrupted
The film explored the physiological advantages of a plant-based diet, looking at performance and bloodwork, among other determining factors in overall health. With heavyweights like Schwarzenegger and Hamilton featured in the film, it was an instant hit.
The film has been viewed more than 100 million times and the documentary is widely credited with sparking a significant shift in global eating habits.
The sequel will be co-directed by Stephanie Soechtig and Kristin Lazure, known for their work on acclaimed films such as Fed Up, Knock Down the House, The Devil We Know, and the upcoming Poisoned on Netflix. Produced in collaboration with their production company Atlas Films, the feature documentary is set to begin production in the coming summer. The executive producers for Uninterrupted include LeBron James, Maverick Carter, Jamal Henderson, and Philip Byron, with Matt Rissmiller and Naomi Wright serving as co-executive producers.
Commenting on the collaboration, James Wilks, producer and star of The Game Changers, expressed his excitement, stating, “With The SpringHill Company’s proven ability to merge athlete-driven storytelling with progressive subject matter, and Stephanie and Kristin’s talent for blending engaging personal narratives with impactful investigative journalism, we couldn’t be more thrilled about this team.”
‘Game Changers’ return
The sequel will delve into the profound impact of food choices not only on personal performance and health but also on broader issues such as children’s health, food justice, and the environment. Several of the original executive producers are expected to return for this second installment, which will feature an impressive lineup of athletes and entertainers. Together, they will tackle challenging food-related topics and present compelling stories from various continents.
Soechtig and Lazure, the co-directors, expressed their enthusiasm for joining the team, saying, “The Game Changers had a profound impact on us as individuals and filmmakers. We know there’s much more to explore, and we are thrilled to be a part of this project.”
Philip Byron, Head of Unscripted & Docs at The SpringHill Company, emphasized the unique opportunity to expand on the cultural conversation ignited by The Game Changers, addressing the critical role food plays in tackling pressing issues of our time.
“The SpringHill Company has evolved into a full-service production company, and we are thrilled that James Wilks and Joseph Pace selected us to help craft their highly anticipated sequel and equally excited to work with Stephanie and Kristin on the first of hopefully many projects,” Byron said.