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Ta'amu's Playbook: Notes from a Seattle Samoan Football Player

In 2015, it was reported that Samoans are 56 times more likely play football in the NFL than an American non-Samoan. Alameda Ta’amu’s story describes the importance of football to many young Samoan men, the challenges of being a football player, and what happens after the football career is over.

  • Han Edward So Eckelberg
    Director
  • Tina Dang
    Director
  • Connie So
    Writer
  • Annabel Garcia-Andresen
    Writer
  • Katrina Salazar Punzalan
    Writer
  • Travis Quezon
    Writer
  • Runa Pitoitua
    Writer
  • Toelau Gasetoto
    Writer
  • Tina Dang
    Producer
  • Han Edward So Eckelberg
    Producer
  • Miguel Laureano
    Producer
  • APIA PICTURES (AπA)
    Producer
  • Alameda Ta’amu
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Short, Student
  • Genres:
    Biopic, Educational
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    August 17, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    20,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital, Sony
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    Yes - University of Washington

  • United States
Director - Han Edward So Eckelberg, Tina Dang