Ed Note: Did you know that ESPN college football analyst Ed Cunningham doubled as an award winning documentary producer? While he's away from his ESPN duties, Cunningham dedicates himself to filmmaking. Bloguin's Aaron Torres caught up with Cunningham at Crystal Ball Run and talked with him about his latest film project - a bizarre story about a North Carolina man's quest to get back his severed foot. A bizarre, but entirely true story...
Here at Crystal Ball Run, we often joke that sometimes, the world of college football really does seem stranger than fiction. Only for ESPN analyst Ed Cunningham, his life is almost the exactly opposite; the wacky world of Les Miles and conference realignment is nothing compared to the work he does away from the football field.
That’s because when Cunningham isn’t sitting in a press box every fall Saturday, he spends his hours on Monday through Friday as a noted documentary film producer. Cunningham’s IMDB page is pretty extensive, with work on such prominent titles as “The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters” and the Academy Award winning “Undefeated” about a Memphis-area high school football team.
Yet it’s the film that Cunningham is currently working on- and needs your help to complete- which is his wackiest yet. It’s called “Finders Keepers” and well, it redefines the term “stranger than fiction.”