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The Redzone: State of HBCU Sports

The Redzone briefly examines the evolution of HBCU (Historically Black Colleges and Universities) sports and brings to light the continuing struggle HBCU's have with their athletic programs.

  • Quintin Gee
  • Jason Joseph
  • Quintin Gee
  • Jason Joseph
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Feature, Short, Student, Web / New Media, Other
  • Genres:
    Sports, HBCU, Football, 30for30, Sports Report, Sports Feature, Feature, Sports Short, Short Documentary, Student, Student Documentary
  • Runtime:
    15 minutes 11 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 4, 2015
  • Production Budget:
    1,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Artist in Bloom - Jschool Journals
    Tallahassee, Florida
    April 4, 2015
    Artist in Bloom
Director Biography

Quintin Gee is an award-winning student-journalist from Philadelphia, Pa. by way of Middleburg, Fla. Gee is a 2015 recipient of the SPJ Mark of Excellence Award for best use of multimedia coverage on the firing of FAMU's head football coach Earl Holmes.

Quintin will begin his last year at Florida A&M University this fall. He has a passion for sports, but he's open to working in other areas of media,film.

Gee is now spending the summer in New York, New York on a fellowship with CBS News. He's working as an intern for "CBS This Morning."

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Director Statement

I hope everyone enjoys "The Redzone." And most importantly, I want people to learn from it, especially those who want to continue to see historically black colleges and universities. I also want to spark the talented, smart and creative people in these communities to help rejuvenate all HBCUs, and not just the sports programs - the entire institution.

I also want to thank everyone who helped me conceptualize my idea for this short film: My partner, co-producer and the documentary's narrator, Jason Joseph; my mother, Deborah Jessup; my mentor and professor, Kenneth Jones; all of the interviewees (even those who didn't make the final cut); my extended family in Atlanta, The Smiths; my classmates and my lovely girlfriend, Tyrissa Lawton.