Find Yourself A Dream: The Bob Love Story
Outstanding Achievement for Documentary Programs – Documentary of Current Significance
The life-affirming story of former Chicago Bulls legend Bob Love, who lost everything after his career ended, but rebuilt his life to fulfill a promise. Coming soon on PBS.
Bob “Butterbean” Love played for the Chicago Bulls in the 1960’s and 1970’s. He astonished fans with his uncanny ability to score from anywhere on the court. During his amazing career with the Bulls he racked up 12,623 points, a record only broken by Michael Jordan. Then after 10 seasons, Bob walked away from the game he loved and disappeared.
“Find Yourself A Dream – The Bob Love Story” is a one hour documentary about the inspirational true story of NBA superstar Bob “Butterbean” Love.
Suffering from a severe stuttering disability from an early age, Bob Love, the son of a sharecropper, rose to become a Chicago Bulls superstar. After a career ending injury he was told by doctors that he would have difficulty walking. His wife left him, stealing his medals and trophies, and his life spiraled out of control as he ended up penniless, working as a busboy at a Seattle restaurant.
Yet Bob is presently the Community Relations Director for the Chicago Bulls. After overcoming his most formidable opponent, his stuttering, he is also one of the most sought after motivational speakers in the country. This documentary chronicles the amazing story of his recovery and salvation.
Bob’s life is depicted through interviews, archival basketball footage and on-location scenes with family members, old friends, fans and teammates. Bob Love’s perseverance and triumph over adversity inspires people everywhere to achieve their life goals, and the documentary features interviews with Bulls superstar Michael Jordan, David Stern, Chicago Bulls owner Jerry Reinsdorf, and other former and current players.
Written and directed by award-winning director Jim White, its message is about achieving one’s goals, no matter how difficult, and the importance of an education in reaching those goals.
This Documentary is one of the projects we hope to develop into a feature film sometime in the future along with Michael Chatliens “Overture“.