Road to the Emmys – Enterprise Article by Marc Larocque

Documentary directed by Brockton filmmakers nominated for Emmy

“Out of Bounds,” co-directed by Brockton’s Noube Rateau and William Medero, was nominated for best documentary for the New England Emmy Awards.
Red carpet premier of Out of Bounds, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at Showcase Cinemas in Randolph. The movie is directed by Noube Rateau, left, and William Medero, of Brockton, the iMax cinema was sold out.

Red carpet premier of Out of Bounds, on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2015 at Showcase Cinemas in Randolph. The movie is directed by Noube Rateau, left, and William Medero, of Brockton, the iMax cinema was sold out.
BROCKTON – Two filmmakers from Brockton were nominated for a regional Emmy for their documentary about inner-city athletes.
“Out of Bounds,” co-directed by Brockton’s Noube Rateau and William Medero, was nominated for best documentary for the New England Emmy Awards.
“It’s really an honor,” said Rateau, 27, who once worked as communications director for Brockton Mayor Bill Carpenter. “There are so many people who are invested in the film, whether their stories or their money or their work. This is a thank you to them. Their investment is well worth it.”

The documentary, which came out last year, focuses on the life struggles facing athletes from Brockton and other cities in the region, telling their stories in their own words. The film also features interviews with ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith, Basketball Hall of Fame reporter Jackie MacMullan, and other sports commentators.
The New England Emmy Awards ceremony is taking place on June 4 at the Westin Copley Place Hotel in Boston.

Other nominees in the documentary category include “Arts in Exile: Tibetan Treasures in Small Town America,” “Chasing Dance,” “John Paul II in America: Uniting a Continent,” “Omaha Beach: Honor and Sacrifice,” and “The Penobscot: Ancestral River, Contested Territory.”

“I’m psyched,” said Rateau, reached on Wedneday. “I’m excited.”
Rateau and his company have produced six documentary films, including “Out of Bounds.”

Getting the regional Emmy nomination was a thrill for the young filmmaker, he said. Rateau said it’s a proud moment for his production company, consisting of two directors, to be competing for an award alongside a PBS affiliate and other larger production companies.

“It was one of the best feelings of my life,” Rateau said. “It’s so cool. It’s just a blessing. I wasn’t event expecting it. I wanted it, but wasn’t expecting it.”
Rateau said he continues to screen “Out of Bounds” as part of a tour to promote the film, and the documentary will be featured in 15 film festivals this summer.

 

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