Kyle Thrash always considered himself a diehard Philadelphia Eagles fan.
As he progressed with his documentary Maybe Next Year, there are plenty of more diehard fanatics of the Eagles. In fact, Eagles fans are proud to be the proudest rumbustious sports enthusiasts in the NFL.
As with other NFL fans, they tailgate, drink, cheer, and celebrate with their team. A few would go overboard calling in at radio stations constantly, setup meetings, make YouTube videos, and even convert part of their house into a football mancave. That’s dedication.
Thrash documented the most loyal over-the-top fans in the Philadelphia area dedicated to the Eagles after decades of losing seasons. In fact, 2017 marked the team’s first Super Bowl win in the franchise history.
That year, Thrash captured the glory as Philadelphia Eagles fans celebrated the pinnacle of their football history.
Here’s the synopsis of the documentary:
Since 1776, Philadelphia has existed in the shadows of New York City and Washington, D.C. Counted out and overlooked, Philadelphia turned to football as a way to let out their frustrations. After 58 years of coming up short, a Super Bowl title has become Philly’s holy grail. What started out as the most promising year in decades, the 2017 season quickly unraveled with the season-ending injury of their MVP quarterback. With the deck stacked against them, an “underdog” city bands together and puts their faith in an unlikely backup. From throwing snowballs at Santa Claus to having a jail in their stadium, this fanbase has earned their title of “worst in the NFL.” Maybe Next Year peels back the veil and offers an intimate look at the lives of four very different and very dedicated Eagles fans, unified by their commitment to family, unwavering passion, and a common dream of becoming Super Bowl Champions. Eagles fans paint their own portrait of what brotherly love truly means in the best comeback sports story in years.
The documentary highlights four main subjects in the film with Shirley Dash, Barry Vagnoni, Bryant Moreland, and Jesse Callsen.
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LRM Online’s Gig Patta talked football, the Eagles, and documentary production with director Kyle Thrash.
Kyle Thrash is a New York-based filmmaker, born in Philadelphia and raised in the country of rural Pennsylvania. Starting his career as a child actor, Thrash quickly switched to the other side of the lens, filming stunt videos and skate videos with his friends at a young age. He directed a few short films, including Filter: What Do You Say, We’re Not Waving, We’re Drowning, and Swimming with the Fishes. He also directed an indie series called Off Campus about five friends living together on a college campus.
Maybe Next Year is available on Apple TV, Prime Video, Vudu, Google Play, and Vimeo on Demand today.
Watch the exclusive interview video with director Kyle Thrash below. Let us know what you think.
Source: LRM Online Exclusive, Maybe Next Year