A documentary about the sport of gymnastics, titled “The Greatest Story ever Told?” premieres Monday on ABC.
The doc, which has been in the works for about a year, tells the story of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which drew about 5.7 million viewers.
“The greatest thing I can remember was watching the Olympics,” said the documentary’s co-producer, John McTigue, who also produced “The Grand Finale” on HBO and “Million Dollar Baby” on Showtime.
“It was so amazing.
And I was just thinking, ‘Holy shit, this is going to be the best movie I’ve ever done.'”
The film, which features footage from more than 1,000 interviews with athletes, sports writers, producers and editors, will debut on ABC on July 14 at 10 p.m.
“This is really an epic documentary that I think will have a big impact on a lot of people,” McTigne said.
“People who are not familiar with gymnastics and the history of it will be very interested in the sport.”
For a preview of the film, click here.
“I was blown away by the people that were there,” McAlles said.
He said that there were times when the film was just too intense.
“There were times I was so focused that I would get distracted.
I think I was really frustrated that I was not able to go back and watch the events from a different angle.
So I think that really helps with how the story was told.”
I think it’s going to help people understand the sport better,” McAlpine said.
“When you are doing a documentary, you have to be able to tell the story in a very compelling way,” McEachnne said. “
Ken Burns did a great job of making the Roosevellts a great place, and I think the film will help people look at that,” Mcalles said, adding that he plans to keep filming.
“When you are doing a documentary, you have to be able to tell the story in a very compelling way,” McEachnne said.
And for the fans of the sport, “The Gymnastics: Greatest Story Never Told” will also have something of a message.
McAlline said that the documentary will be “a very moving and emotional story about the incredible sport of sport that has been going on for more than a century.”
McTavee said that it is a message that many people will get behind.
“If people understand that there is a place in the world for sports like this, they can relate to the stories that are being told,” he said.
Watch the “The Gyms: Greatest History Never Tolds” trailer below: