ESPN 30 for 30s / The Myth of Garrincha


Client: ESPN Films

Role: Director, Producer & Editor

Length: 27 minutes

Produced for ESPN’s award winning series “30 for 30s”, “The Myth of Garrincha” is a documentary about the rise and fall of one of the greatest soccer legends in history. Twice World Cup champion, his stature rivals that of Pele’s. However, his struggle with alcoholism and severe soccer-related injuries forced him to retire early and purged him to ostracism and a tragic end.

This is the opening segment of the film.