ReelTime Partner’s Past Projects

Here are just a few of the project’s that ReelTime Partners have created or been a part of.

Grounded In Seattle

“Grounded in Seattle”, which aired on WE TV, was produced by ReelTime Partners, TurnLeft Productions, and Baristas Coffee Company, takes and unprecedented and brutally honest look into the lives behind the scenes of girls from a variety of backgrounds who work in the Baristas stands. Competition between the girls is fierce and the money and attention is undeniable for those who can rise to and stay on top but the lifestyle can disappear in a matter of a few bad shifts or a newcomer beating them out of their positions. Despite the rivalries and caddy malfeasance they must put all aside when working or making appearances as one of the coveted “Baristas” Baristas but the pressure proves too hard for many.

Making Megs McLean: “It’s My Truck”

Megan McLean (born February 19, 1997) known by her stage name Megs, is an American Country-Grunge (Crunge) recording artist from Seattle, Washington. She attended the University of Montana in 2015 where she was a member of the Griz rodeo team as a barrel racer. She grew up participating in many stage productions including her first musical, Suessical where she played a Wikersham Brother. She then continued through her senior year of high school performing in various professional and non-professional Musical Theater shows. also participated in many comercials and films in front of the camera and did some voice acting work.

UNCOMPROMISING: RONDA ROUSEY

Ronda Rousey is a born fighter. She started from humble, hungry beginnings, and then she put in the work. “I work hard to make the fight easy,” she says. Now, Ronda is the most decorated, respected, and feared mixed martial artist in the world. Ronda doesn’t just break arms. She breaks barriers. And barriers are only broken when you work for it.

CARY QUASHEN

It’s time to make a difference.
Meet Cary Quashen, the addiction treatment expert. For over the last 30 years, he has saved hundreds of lives. With his TV series, we can save thousands.
The ultimate takeaway in TV.

GARY STEVENS: A RECKONING

This 2014 film was directed by Todd Crites and Jackson Nguyen. Those interested can watch Gary Stevens: A Reckoning online on video-on-demand services (Netflix, HBO Now), pay-TV or movie theaters with original audio in English. This film has been premiered in theaters in 2014 (Movies 2014). The DVD and Blu-Ray edition of full movie was sold some time after its official release in theaters.

BJ PENN: Mana

The polarizing, former two-division champion, BJ ‘The Prodigy’ Penn gives fans a rare glimpse into the private family life and secret motivators behind one of MMA’s biggest legends.

Baristas Sizzle

“Grounded in Seattle”, which aired on WE TV, was produced by ReelTime Partners, TurnLeft Productions, and Baristas Coffee Company, takes and unprecedented and brutally honest look into the lives behind the scenes of girls from a variety of backgrounds who work in the Baristas stands. Competition between the girls is fierce and the money and attention is undeniable for those who can rise to and stay on top but the lifestyle can disappear in a matter of a few bad shifts or a newcomer beating them out of their positions. Despite the rivalries and caddy malfeasance they must put all aside when working or making appearances as one of the coveted “Baristas” Baristas but the pressure proves too hard for many.

“Grounded In Seattle” Character Reel

In Seattle, the sexy drive-thru coffee business is a phenomenon the rest of America isn’t aware of. This docu-series takes an unprecedented look at this subculture through the lives of pretty girls from the wrong side of the tracks, as they deal with tough competition, teetering relationships, brutal rivalries, and hard life choices. It’s as much about the money as it is being the most popular barista.

War in the Valley

 

“Money Talks” CNBC Pilot

CNBC’s “Money Talks” takes viewers inside the world of Steve Stevens, a sports handicapper who runs VIP Sports out of Las Vegas. Each one-hour episode follows Stevens and his agents who sell their picks to gamblers looking for any kind of edge. From small-time bettors to big-time whales who put six figures on the line, this is a world built on high risk, high reward and high emotions.

30 Days in May

“30 DAYS IN MAY” offers an intimate look into the life of the world’s highest-paid athlete, Floyd Mayweather, as he prepares for one of the most challenging experiences of his life. It provides a look inside his life, from his flamboyant mansion to a surprise birthday party for his daughter, while he prepares for life in a jail cell smaller than his bedroom closet. Ultimately, “30 DAYS IN MAY” reveals a man at peace with his impending incarceration and his evolution as a human being.

Being: CJ Spiller

After making the New Orleans Saints’ final roster, Spiller was a healthy scratch Week 1 and subsequently cut days later. He signed with the Seattle Seahawks in late September, appearing in two games. He was released in late October. Spiller then signed with the New York Jets on Nov. 1. He lasted a little over a month with Gang Green, playing in four games before being waived on Dec. 6. In all, Spiller rushed for 18 total yards on six carries and caught six passes for 50 yards and a TD (5 for 43 yards with Seattle — 24 of which came on one play).

Being: Vernon Davis

Vernon Leonard Davis (born January 31, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Maryland. He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers sixth overall in the 2006 NFL Draft. Upon entering the league, Davis signed a five-year, $23 million deal that made him the highest paid tight end at the time. In 2009, Davis co-led the NFL in touchdown receptions.

Being: Greg Jennings

Gregory Jennings Jr. (born September 21, 1983) is a former American football wide receiver who played ten seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers out of Western Michigan University in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft and won Super Bowl XLV with the team over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Jennings also played for the Minnesota Vikings and Miami Dolphins. He is currently an analyst for Fox Sports.

Baristas Sizzle

Turn Left Productions partnered up with Baristas in Seattle to shoot, co-produce and edit a sizzle tape for a reality show about Baristas Coffee stands. It’s currently being shopped around with serious interest.

Baristas Pitch Presentation – directors cut

Turn Left Productions partnered up in Seattle to shoot, co-produce and edit a sizzle tape for a reality type show about Baristas Coffee stands. The result was a much longer version of too much good stuff, hence “the director’s cut”. Baristas is currently being shopped around with very positive feedback, stay tuned.

Garrett Gomez – 118 Days

Garrett Keith Gomez (January 1, 1972 – December 14, 2016) was an American thoroughbred jockey who won two Eclipse Awards and thirteen Breeders’ Cup races during his career.

In 2007, Gomez broke Jerry Bailey’s record for most stakes victories in a season by winning 76 stakes races, including two Breeders’ Cup races, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with undefeated Eclipse Award winner Indian Blessing and the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Midnight Lute.

Garrett Gomez – Web Vingette

Garrett Keith Gomez (January 1, 1972 – December 14, 2016) was an American thoroughbred jockey who won two Eclipse Awards and thirteen Breeders’ Cup races during his career.

In 2007, Gomez broke Jerry Bailey’s record for most stakes victories in a season by winning 76 stakes races, including two Breeders’ Cup races, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with undefeated Eclipse Award winner Indian Blessing and the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with Midnight Lute.

Olympics on NBC

ReelTime Partner Todd Crites has been one of the lead editors for gymnastics and figure skating over the past six Olympics. NBC Sports’ coverage of the Olympic Games consists of broadcasts on the various networks of NBCUniversal in the United States, including the NBC broadcast network, Spanish languag enetwork Telemundo, and many of the company’s cable networks. The telecasts during the Olympics run primarily in the evening and weekend afternoons on NBC, with varying times on the other networks (after the close of the stock market day on CNBC for instance, the early mornings on MSNBC, and overnights on the USA Network). The USA Network broadcasts were later transferred to the new NBC Sports Network, beginning with the 2012 Summer Olympics. The on-air title of the telecasts, as typically announced at the start of each broadcast and during sponsor billboards, is always the official name of the games in question, e.g. The Games of the XXIX Olympiad for the 2008 summer games. However, promotional logos may reflect the more common location-and-year name format, e.g. “Beijing 2008”. NBC has held the American broadcasting rights of the Summer Olympics since the 1988 games and the broadcasting rights to the Winter Olympics since the 2002 games. In 2011, NBC agreed to a $4.38 billion contract with the International Olympic Committee to broadcast the Olympics through the 2020 games, the most expensive television rights deal in Olympic history.

Lost (2001 NBC TV Series)

Teams were given no money until they managed to figure out what country they were in. During the first set, the teams were abandoned in Mongolia. In the second set, the teams were abandoned in Bolivia. It was revealed in the second set that there was more to the show than just getting to the destination. The contestants had to go back via a particular island, making the quest more arbitrary. The first team to reach the U.S. finish line at the Statue of Liberty in New York City would split U.S. $200,000.

Mike Tyson The Demons Inside

Special BEYOND THE GLORY about boxer Mike Tyson. Received multiple Emmy nominations, including outstanding editing won by ReelTime Partners’ Todd Crites

Beyond the Glory was a documentary series that profiles some of the most legendary and controversial athletes in recent history. Executive produced by Steve Michaels and Frank Sinton and narrated by Jay Mohr, the show used archived video, on-camera interviews and player histories to take viewers beyond the playing field and into the athletes’ lives and minds.
The series was produced by Asylum Entertainment.

30 for 30 Jordan Rides the Bus

30 for 30 is ESPNs much buzzed about documentary series. ReelTime Partner Todd Crites cut two films in the series editing for Pete Berg and Ron Shelton. His feature on Michael Jordan’s baseball career was one of the highest rated of the series earning a prestigious Peabody award. Premise: As part of its 30th anniversary celebration, ESPN looks back at notable sports happenings that occurred from 1979 to 2009 with this documentary series featuring 30 films from some of Hollywood’s finest directors and producers. Peter Berg, Barry Levinson, John Singleton, Spike Jonze, Dan Klores, Barbara Kopple, Ron Shelton and Albert Maysles are among the filmmakers involved, and the stories told include the shocking trade of Wayne Gretzky in 1988, the Baltimore Colts’ nighttime move in 1984, Reggie Miller’s rivalry with the New York Knicks, the death of Len Bias in 1986, a profile of George Steinbrenner and his family business, and a look at Michael Jordan’s attempt at a baseball career. A new series of 30 films premiered in October 2012 with “Broke,” about the challenges athletes face in managing their money.

XGames 3D: The Movie

In 2009 Reeltime Partner Todd Crites cut the first sports film to be released theatrically in 3D “Xgames 3D, the Movie” for Disney Studios. Follows six extreme sports stars as they prepare for and then compete in the 2008 Summer X-Games in Los Angeles. Kyle Loza practices a new motocross trick, landing in a pit of foam. Can he do it in front of thousands and land safely on dirt? Travis Pastrana shifts from a bike to a rally car – in part because he’s broken so many bones. Shaun White finishes his snowboard season and jumps immediately onto his skateboard. Retired motocross champion Ricky Cunningham takes up a new event. In the finale, after practicing together as friends and competitors, Bob Burnquist and Danny Way face off on the mega ramp.

The X Games is an annual sports event, controlled and arranged by. sports broadcaster ESPN (with coverage also shown on its sister network ABC), which focuses on extreme sports.

Pros V.s Joes

Pros Versus Joes is a sports based reality competition television program that has aired for four seasons. The concept of the show is to have average sports fans and weekend warriors go head to head in a variety of sport competitions against former and sometimes current professional athletes. The show has been hosted by Petros Papadavis and more recently co-hosted by Michael Strahan and Jay Glazer. Season 3 and 4 were produced by ReelTime Partner’s Jackson Nguyen.

Blade of Glory

In the National Figure Skating Assocation, professional ice skaters Chazz Michael Michaels (Will Ferrell) and Jimmy MacElroy (Jon Heder) are rivals in the world championship competition. After each has finished their performance, the scores result in a tie for the gold medal. During their acceptance of the gold medal, the two skaters engage in a public altercation that results in them being banned permanently from the men’s figure skating division.

A few years pass, and each has seen a disintegation in their skating career. Michaels (Ferrell) finds work in a no-name children’s production and MacElroy (Heder) finds himself working in a retail store fitting others for ice skates amongst other things. Their rivalry and reunion remains one of the greatest in fictional figure skating history.

The Kennedys

The story of the most fabled political family in American history, told in a manner similar to The Godfather: a manipulative, egocentric father determined to live out his own ambitions through his sons, who in turn spent their lives dancing to his tune while at the same time trying to stand on their own. This is history through personality – the tangled relationships through which paint a picture of one of the most turbulent periods of the modern age. Viewers will be upstairs at the White House, not in the Cabinet Room. Through iconic events in history – the Bay of Pigs, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the civil rights struggle, the mob connection – viewers will learn about the lesser known, yet critical personal stories.
– Written by History Channel Publicity

Gravity Games

The Gravity Games were a multi-sport competition originating from Providence, Rhode Island that is broken down into Winter and Summer adaptations. These feature a variety of Extreme Sports such as Aggressive Inline Skating, skateboarding, Freestyle Motocross, BMX freestyle (Summer) and snowboarding (Winter).

The Gravity Games were jointly owned through a strategic partnership between Primedia, Octagon and NBC Sports.
Along with extreme sports the event also incorporated music into the festivities.

Kentucky Derby

The Kentucky Derby is a Grade I stakes race for three-year-old Thoroughbreds, held annually in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, on the first Saturday in May, capping the two-week-long Kentucky Derby Festival. The race is one and a quarter miles (2 km) at Churchill Downs. Colts and geldings carry 126 pounds (57 kilograms) and fillies 121 pounds (55 kilograms).The race is known in the United States as “The Most Exciting Two Minutes In Sports” or “The Fastest Two Minutes in Sports” for its approximate duration, and is also called “The Run for the Roses” for the blanket of roses draped over the winner. It is the first leg of the US Triple Crown and is followed by the Preakness Stakes, then thecBelmont Stakes. Unlike the Preakness and Belmont Stakes, which took hiatuses in 1891-1893 and 1911-1912, respectively, the Kentucky Derby has been run every consecutive year since 1875. A horse must win all three races to win the Triple Crown. The attendance at the Kentucky Derby ranks first in North America and usually surpasses the attendance of all other stakes races including the Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, and the Breeders’ Cup.

Full Throttle Saloon

Full Throttle Saloon is an American reality television series produced by ReelTime Partner’ Jackson Nguyen that premiered on November 10, 2009, and airs on truTV. The series chronicles the daily operations of the world’s largest biker barlocated in Sturgis, South Dakota. The Full Throttle Saloon is housed on 30 acres of land, which Michael Ballard purchased in 1999. The indoor/outdoor bar includes several large stages, a burn-out pit, a tattoo parlor, zip lines, a wrestling ring, restaurants, dozens of stores, hundreds of cabins for rent and parking for thousands of motorcycles. Open from late March/early April until at least mid-November depending on the weather, during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally, the saloon can average 20,000 guests a night. The series returned for its fifth season on December 2, 2013.