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30 for 30 Shorts: An Immortal Man

Our latest film, from Josh Koury and Myles Kane, tells the bizarre tale of the efforts to preserve Ted Williams after the great hitter’s death.

Welcome back to our 30 for 30 documentary short series.

Red Sox legend Ted Williams grew up in front of America during baseball’s golden age. He served his country as an ace fighter pilot in Korea and was the last man to ever hit over .400 for a season. This story isn’t about how he lived, but about the mystery surrounding his world after his death. Williams’s head (yes, his head) is preserved in cryostasis in a facility in Arizona. How this came to be remains a mystery shrouded in claims that his children mistreated him and wrapped in a notorious dirty cocktail napkin.

Click here for Josh Koury and Myles Kane’s directors’ statement.

Recent 30 for 30 Shorts

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Student/Athlete, directed by Ken Jeong »
Robbed, directed by Eric Drath »
Our Tough Guy, directed by Molly Schiot »
The Great Trade Robbery, directed by Stuart Zicherman »
Fields of Fear, directed by Alex Gibney »