ReelTime Rentals, Inc (otc pink:RLTR) (pinksheets:RLTR) announced today the completion of filming of “The Rise of B.J. Penn” a documentary feature, featuring [former] Mixed Marital Arts lightweight champion B. J. Penn. The program profiles how he grew, became a champion, and a true hero to his home town Hilo Hawaii.
Included are special never before seen interviews with his family, other noteworthy fighters, UFC executives and home town friends. The program which is a UFC Original is slated to run on Fox Sports and dives into the person outside the ring. B.J. Penn gives un-abridged recounts of what is was like growing up, and how fighting has changed his life. It continues to highlight the impact he has had on the state of Hawaii and specifically on his home town Hilo.
ReelTime/TurnLeft Productions Co-Executive Producers Jackson Nguyen and Todd Crites remarked, “This was much more than just a film about the rise of a professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu champion. We were able to capture his early life as a young prodigy of the sport, his personal challenges and legacy and the impact B.J. has left on his hometown of Hilo, Hi. The filming was even more dramatic given the majestic backgrounds and heart felt candor of B.J. and his close family. This was a true privilege to be able to share with the world a side of B. J. that they probably never imagined.”
The one hour program enters into post production with an expected release date in the fall of 2014.