As a former NFL player, Matthew Cherry understood that there were a lot of misconceptions about professional athletes and their respective lifestyles. His insight informed the making of his film “The Last Fall,” which he wrote and directed and which focuses the life of an NFL player (Lance Gross) in between jobs and struggling to establish a relationship with his high-school sweetheart.

Here, Gross and Cherry talk about what brought them together for this film and why it was important to include Black love in the storyline. Check it out.



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