Kelowna filmmaker making documentary about legendary Oilers goalie
Adam Proskiw - Reporter
Former Edmonton Oiler's goalie Grant Fuhr is the subject of Kelowna filmmaker Adam Scorgie's latest documentary.
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November 07, 2017 - 4:31 PM
KELOWNA – The award-winning Kelowna filmmaker behind the documentaries "The Union", "Ice Guardians" and more has just announced his latest project, and it will focus on one of the greatest goalies of all time.
At only 19 years of age, Grant ‘Coco’ Fuhr became starting goalie for the most exciting team in NHL history. During the early 1980s he played for the Edmonton Oilers alongside Wayne Gretzky, who calls Fuhr the greatest goalie in the history of the NHL.
"Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story" will be produced by Kelowna born Adam Scorgie, as a follow up to his documentary about NHL enforcers Ice Guardians and ahead of the release of Inmate #1, a biopic about actor Danny Trejo.
Filming has not yet begun, according to a media release, however the project will be co-produced by digital media and film producer Shane Fennessey. "Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story" will be directed by Edmonton Oilers Entertainment Group vice president Don Metz.
"Making Coco: The Grant Fuhr Story" will premiere on Rogers Sportsnet early in 2018.
Fuhr is no stranger to controversy or accolades. He won a total of five Stanley Cups during his time with the Oilers and was a seven-time All-Star. He was also the first black hockey player to win the Stanley Cup and the first inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.
Scorgie promises a captivating chronicle of one of the most celebrated, yet enigmatic goalies of all time. The film will include interviews with Fuhr, as well as with teammates and opponents.
Scorgie hopes to have the film ready sometime next year.
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