COS COB, Connecticut, October 7, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment (Nasdaq: CSSE) announced today that the award-winning documentary The Green Wave will premiere exclusively on Crackle on October 21. 2021. Directed by Emmy Award-winning filmmaker Guido Verweyen (After the Fire, Blood Relatives, Dance Moms, Raising Asia), The Green Wave tells the incredible true comeback story of the Summerville High School basketball team after their coach Louis Mulkey, a dedicated Fireman dies in a fatal disaster on duty.
Mulkey was much more than a trainer in the field to his students. Devoted to improving the lives of his students, Mulkey looked beyond racial lines to empower them to pursue their dreams both on and off the field. Mulkey’s commitment helped instill core values on his team that turned the game from an extracurricular program into an experience that shaped their future.
“The acquisition of The Green Wave supports our mission to bring inspiring, fun and inspiring content to viewers,” said Jeff Meier, Head of Programming, Crackle Plus. “We are very excited to share this story with our viewers and to honor the incredible legacy of Louis Mulkey.”
Mulkey’s legacy continues to this day in success stories including NFL star AJ Green and other former student athletes who continue to make waves as coaches, fathers, and successful businesspeople. “Without coach Louis I wouldn’t be where I am today,” said Green. The Green Wave received the “Best Documentary Award” at the Los Angeles International Film Festival.
The film’s director, Guido Verweyen, said, “When I started making this film about a firefighter who turned high school coach and influenced the lives of so many students and athletes, I had no idea how compelling and complex the stories were of each character would be. I can’t wait for the crackle audience to get their first glimpse into this incredibly inspiring story. “
As one of the few AVODs to keep adding original and exclusive programming that uplifts, entertains and inspires audiences, The Green Wave will be part of Crackle’s extensive library of sports-related content, including Vince Carter: Legacy, which premiered October 1st, and Promiseland, which is the rise of Memphis Grizzlies star and reigning NBA rookie of the year Ja Morant. The network had previously premiered On Point, a documentary series that follows senior college basketball players Romeo Langford, Scottie Lewis, and Emmitt Williams as they compete in the summer AAU season, and Anything is Possible: The Serge Ibaka Story, a Documentary about the journey of LA Clippers player Serge Ibaka from the cement fields of the Republic of the Congo to the NBA.
The Green Wave is distributed in North America by Screen Media, a chicken soup for Soul Entertainment, Inc. and supplier of exclusive and original content for Crackle Plus.
The Crackle Plus networks are currently distributed across 50 touchpoints in the US, with announced plans to expand to over 64 touchpoints, including Amazon FireTV, RokuTV, Apple TV, Smart TVs (Samsung, LG, Vizio), game consoles (PS4 and XBoxOne) . , Plex, iOS and Android mobile devices and on desktops at Crackle.com. Crackle is also available in around 500,000 hotel rooms in the Marriott Bonvoy chain.
ABOUT CHICKEN SOUP FOR THE SOUL ENTERTAINMENT Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment, Inc. (Nasdaq: CSSE) operates streaming video-on-demand (VOD) networks. The company owns Crackle Plus, which owns and operates a variety of ad-supported and subscription-based VOD networks, including Crackle, Popcornflix, Popcornflix Kids, Truli, Pivotshare, Españolflix, and FrightPix. The company also purchases and distributes video content through its subsidiary Screen Media and produces long and short original content through Landmark Studio Group, Chicken Soup for the Soul Unscripted, APlus.com and Halcyon Television. Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment is a subsidiary of Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC, which publishes the famous book series and produces super premium pet foods under the brand name Chicken Soup for the Soul.
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