Bobby "Slick" Leonard: Heart of a Hoosier
Bobby and Nancy Leonard
Senator Richard Lugar
Producer, Director, Writer, Narrator: Ted Green
Editor: Pete Saetre
Music: Dr. Tyron Cooper
Graphic Artist: Judi Border
Research: Ted Green, Pete Saetre, Mike McCormick, Lou Malcomb, Bradley Cook
Produced by Ted Green Films and WFYI
Bobby “Slick” Leonard is Indiana basketball. No one better personifies its passion; no one better embodies its toughness. “Heart of a Hoosier” celebrates the man as never before, tracing his rise from a shotgun shack in Depression-era Terre Haute to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. With stunning, never-before-published footage and imagery, and a cast that includes Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, Reggie Miller, Sen. Richard Lugar, Tommy John and dozens more, the documentary lays out in full Leonard’s one-of-a-kind story: a rags-to-riches story that enriched an entire state.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Mark Alesia, The Indianapolis Star
“Funny, emotional, impeccably researched.”
Won regional Emmys for Best Documentary, Writing, Editing and Music. Also nominated for Research.