Despite a lifetime of adversity, a blind high school wrestler attempts to win a State Championship before the end of his senior year.








In 2003, Chris Suchorsky directed the short documentary FAILURE, which chronicled a post-collegiate attempt at making an independent-narrative feature. The film was universally rejected by nearly every festival on the planet, but received a four-star review from Film Threat and was acquired by IFC (Independent Film Channel).

In 2005, Chris set out to make his first feature-length documentary entitled GOLDEN DAYS. The film follows the Brooklyn-based indie rock band The Damnwells who signed a major record deal only to have their album and career nearly destroyed by the people who signed them. The film premiered at the 2007 Phoenix Film Festival where it won the award for Best Documentary. The film went on to screen at top North American and International Film Festivals, received four-star reviews, and was released through Amazon, IndiePix, and Netflix.

In 2011, he developed his first reality show THE NEW INDEPENDENTS. The show was selected as a finalist in the A&E Unscripted Pipeline Competition at the 2011 New York Television Festival. He signed with UTA shortly thereafter and developed half a dozen shows. After learning reality-television execs were not interested in reality, he went back to the only thing he knew to be real, documentary films.

In 2013, Chris was asked to direct the unfinished Albert Maysles documentary about the rock band Fall Out Boy. He turned down the opportunity to direct his second feature-length documentary, A SHOT IN THE DARK (2017).

Chris currently works in New York City as a Director/DP and Movi Operator.



Oliver Ferraro graduated from Christian Brother's Academy in 2006 where he was a star wrestler. During his senior year, he took 5th in the New Jersey State Tournament. After High School, he attended NYU and Hunter College where he studied filmmaking.

After graduation, he directed a number of short films including LIVING WITH LEBERS which served as inspiration for the feature-length documentary A SHOT IN THE DARK.

In 2011, he moved to Los Angeles and worked as an Editor for Hulu.

Two years later, he moved back to New Jersey and took a position as Director of Marketing at NRG Home Solar where he oversaw and produced all of their digital content.

Oliver Ferraro passed away on September 27th, 2015.




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