Corey Peters stars in Atlanta Film Festival documentary

100813 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) during game action in the exhibition season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010.     Curtis Compton  ccompton@ajc.com

100813 Atlanta - Atlanta Falcons defensive tackle Corey Peters (91) during game action in the exhibition season opener against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Friday, August 13, 2010. Curtis Compton ccompton@ajc.com

BIRDLANDMichael Oher’s life story was loosely told in the movie The Blind Side.
Now,  one of the Falcons, is having his story told in a documentary.
Defensive tackle Corey Peters, who started last season as a rookie, is one of the players feature in the sports documentary, Late Rounders, which will be shown at the 35th annual Atlanta Film Festival.

In Late Rounders, executive Producer Benjamin Suarez and director Evan A. Marshall give a glimpse inside the pursuit of the NFL’s golden ticket.

Late Rounders documents the story of a group of college football stars as they proceed in their journey to make the 53-man roster of an NFL football team.  On draft day, fate decides which of these talented players from various backgrounds will see their dreams come true – and which will taste bitter defeat.

The candid, touching film  features Peters, Aaron Morgan, a defensive end from University of Louisiana-Monroe, Alfonso Smith, a running back from Kentucky, John Conner, a fullback from Kentukcy and Ray Fisher, a cornerback/kick returner form Indiana University.

The film also explores the roles of agents Michael Puterbaugh and Greg “Tripp” Linton.

The Late Rounders screening will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, May 1st.at Landmark Midtown. Here’s some info from their website.

Share the journeys of five college football players in a pivotal moment of their lives: NFL Draft Day. Self-confessed “underdog” agents Michael Puterbaugh and Greg ‘Tripp’ Linton – real-life Jerry Maguires – are under pressure to train and showcase their players for potential glory in America’s favorite sport. “A man that doesn’t work, doesn’t eat,” is the creed of their motivated client Corey Peters who is set on his career path with a call from the Falcons, documented on camera by Evan Marshall. His victorious response, “Atlanta baby!” gives momentary hope for the four other Late Rounders waiting for one phone call that could change their lives.

The Atlanta Film Festival showcases some of the best new independent feature length and short form films. The festival opens April 28 and run through May 7th.

–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog

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8 comments Add your comment

TC

April 14th, 2011
1:06 pm

Geez, I want some Falcons talk……they need to get this lock out over with already!!! I can’t take anymore of these kind of stories. :)

Jay

April 14th, 2011
1:25 pm

That’s awesome, I think Peters is a great player, glad he’s diversifying! I’m gonna add this, along wit the one I got May 1st, called Snow on tha Bluff which has got some buzz going, had to see it cuz it looks so crazy and diff http://atlanta.bside.com/2011/films/snowonthabluff_damonrussell_atlanta2011

Wazineh Suleiman

April 14th, 2011
2:01 pm

Try to see this from my side. My husband is a controlling jerk.

Rikus

April 14th, 2011
3:44 pm

I think this is great. Corey certainly deserves some limelight. I hope those other four have found their way as well.

bluto

April 14th, 2011
4:50 pm

Enough to leave your kids alone???

Boston Blackie

April 14th, 2011
9:35 pm

Saw this at the DC film Fest, recommended for those who don’t even know anything about football, great human interest stories.

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Chuck Clausen

April 18th, 2011
6:42 am

I coached some late rounders, who had long careers – when a great player is drafted in the 7th Round 32 teams have passed on him through 6 rounds – I remember coming into a staff meeting early in training camp and reporting that it looks like we had a late round choice who was going to be a better NFL player than some of the players we had drafted higher