IN FOOTBALL WE TRUST
Directed by Tony Vainuku and Erika Cohn
In Salt Lake City, Utah, four young Polynesian football players struggle to overcome gang violence, familial expectations, and near poverty as they enter the high-stakes world of college recruiting and the promise of playing in the NFL.
Tony Vainuku comes from a culture of Third World traditions and a family of athletes. After graduating from Westminster College with a B.S. in Business Marketing, he founded Soulprofile Productions, which specializes in creative directing, video web ads, music production and other promos.
Erika Cohn directed Giant Steps, a documentary about the reinstitution of art after the Khmer Rouge rule, which aired on PBS. In 2010, Erika associate produced the Frontline/American Experience series God in America, a six-part historical series on our nation’s relationship between religion and politics. Erika has received numerous accolades for her work, including a Director’s Guild of America award for her film When the Voices Fade, a narrative profile of the Lebanese-Israeli war of 2006, and recent admission into the CPB Producer’s Academy. She currently has two films in development through Idle Wild Films, Inc.