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Big Ned

18

Mar
2016

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In Big Ned

By vashi

BIG NED – The Official Trailer

On 18, Mar 2016 | 3 Comments | In Big Ned | By vashi

 

Vaclav Nedomansky was the first player to defect and play in the NHL.

 

10 Nedomansky Hockey Facts

10 Nedomansky Hockey Facts

 

My family escaped from communist Czechoslovakia on July 4th, 1974.

Two weeks later we defected to North America.

 

The front page of The Toronto Sun newspaper

The front page of The Toronto Sun newspaper

 

I’ve been lucky enough to group up with the freedom my parents didn’t have for most of their life.

July 4th is a very special day for my family on so many levels. I’m so very grateful and now I can return the favor and tell our story…

 

 

1979 - The first game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

1979 – The first game at Joe Louis Arena in Detroit

 

BIG NED is a feature length documentary film about Vaclav Nedomansky.
He was the first hockey player to defect from a communist country
and play in the NHL. In the middle of the Cold War…
He risked everything for a better life.
He’s also my father…

 

HERE’S THE OFFICIAL TRAILER

 

ESPN wrote a great article about the documentary…

You can follow the making of the film on:

The Official BIG NED Facebook page.

 

The first 21 NHL defectors

The first 21 NHL defectors

 

On 6/4/2017 SLOVAKIA released 3 stamps featuring Vaclav Nedomansky:

 

click to enlarge

click to enlarge

 

 

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Comments

  1. This looks fantastic! Excited to see the film. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Awesome!!! Trailer looked great, the glitch effect and overlays were done really well. its fantastic that you get to help share your fathers story. Looking forward to the finished product.

  3. Hello! It’s so cool that your dad was a famous Czechoslovak hockey player! I was born in Czech myself. I really like your content you put on the blog. I am an aspiring filmmaker myself and your posts inspire me.

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