Slept On Eastside

“Slept on Eastside” follows the journey of Eastside High School alumni Harold “Gator” Hoskins as he returns to his alma mater to revitalize the football team. The Rams had a record of 5-25 over the last three seasons, but the former football standout took on the challenge to change the culture and reunite his community. The program that was once slept on is starting to make some noise.

  • Trey Johnson
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Student
  • Runtime:
    29 minutes 46 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    0 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Florida
Director Biography - Trey Johnson

Trey Johnson, of Valrico, Florida, is a recent graduate of the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Johnson aspires to continue making documentaries and run his own high school sports network someday. He has a media company called “Quiet Kid Media” and a podcast called “Tuned In with Trey.” His motto is “Stay Quiet and Stay Tuned.”

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Director Statement

Eastside High is within the historically Black neighborhoods of east Gainesville, those often considered overlooked in terms of resources from the city. While the school is a part of the International Baccalaureate advanced placement program, about half of its students come from economically disadvantaged households, according to U.S. News & World Report.