Produced for NFL Network's Emmy Award-winning series NFL 360, 'Unfinished Business' captures the historic rise of the California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR) Cubs—the first all deaf football team to ever win the California State Championship—through the lens of head coach Keith Adams and his family.
Los Angeles, California (12/16/22) – Earlier this month, NFL Network and filmmaker Freddy Wexler co-hosted a special screening of Unfinished Business for the California School for the Deaf, Riverside (CSDR) Cubs and coaching staff at the NFL's West Coast Headquarters.
Shot over the course of the past year and produced for NFL Network's Emmy Award-winning series NFL 360, Unfinished Business offers a window into the indispensable role Keith Adams played in the CSDR Cubs' success and a glimpse of the journey that brought him to Riverside.
Adams' two sons played on the team, including star quarterback and captain Trevin, whose championship game stats include 10 touchdowns and 202 yards on the ground. Himself a former D1 college football player, Coach Adams oversaw the end of a 68-year losing streak for the now-undefeated Cubs—the only Deaf team in an otherwise all-hearing league. NFL Network analyst and Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner serves as the main correspondent of the documentary.
Unfinished Business will air on NFL Network at 10 am ET on Christmas Day, December 25th. Additionally, fans can stream Unfinished Business on demand through NFL digital properties across devices (NFL.com and the NFL app), NFL Network distributors' apps and sites, and on phones with NFL+. Unfinished Business can also be viewed on the NFL's official YouTube channel.
Coach Keith Adams said, "I'm honored that Freddy Wexler and NFL Network spent over a year getting to know me, my family, and the players at large. I hope this documentary helps the hearing world better understand about life from a deaf perspective."
NFL Network Senior Coordinating Producer Dallas Hitchcock said, "NFL 360 is excited to have combined storytelling forces with Freddy Wexler in this once-in-a-lifetime sports project that honors not only the players but also their fearless leader: Coach Keith Adams."
Filmmaker Freddy Wexler stated, "Meeting Keith and learning about his story has been a profound experience. I am grateful to have gone with the NFL behind the scenes to capture a glimpse of the personal journey that led Coach Keith to the Cubs—and the Cubs to the state championship."
The story of Coach Adams, his sons, and the historic rise of the CSDR Cubs is separately the subject of an upcoming Hollywood feature film for MGM's Orion Pictures, which Wexler is also producing.
This project joins a growing slate of film and television projects produced by Wexler, including the previously-announced SOUL SUPERHERO, which Wexler is producing with Westbrook Studios and co-writing with Kwame Kwei-Armah, GRACE, which Wexler is producing for Walt Disney Pictures and co-writing with Kiera Allen, and the untitled Keith Adams feature film, which Wexler is producing for MGM's Orion Pictures. Wexler is represented by CAA and Felker Toczek Suddleson Abramson.