By Mark Larocque
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BROCKTON – Two Brockton men got behind the camera with local sports stars and some of the biggest names in sports commentary to provide a reality check about the struggles facing inner city athletes.
“It’s raw, it’s honest, and it’s what the kids need to hear,” said Noube Rateau, 26, a Brockton filmmaker who teaches TV production to high schoolers in Lynn. “It’s a reality check that sports is Plan B, not your Plan A.”
Rateau and William Medero, 27, co-directed Out of Bounds: Sports in the Inner City, a documentary featuring ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Basketball Hall of Fame reporter Jackie MacMullan, and standout local athletes including Brockton High School football player Kharee Louis Jeune. The film was screened before a sold out theater at Showcase Cinema in Randolph on Thursday night.
“It was packed, with lots of positive energy,” said Rateau, who had a long line of supporters and even had a red carpet rolled out at the Randolph theater. “It was a really cool experience.”
Rateau said that he and Medero, as part of Noube Productions, are now trying to market the documentary for distribution, and will be entering it in film shows throughout the next year. Another local screening will be announced soon, he said.