Franklin Martin

On transitioning from sports to filmmaking, etc.

Writer/director Franklin Martin first met Kevin Laue, the one-handed Division I college basketball player who recently graduated from Manhattan College, in August 2006, while completing editing on his debut film, the Hurricane Katrina documentary “Walking on Dead Fish.” A former Hofstra University basketball player and Tennessee State University coach, Martin was dazzled by the prowess, grace and ... more >

Long shot: The Kevin Laue story

The everyday struggles of reaching the top of your game

In 1990, Kevin Laue was born with only a right arm; ten years later, his father, who had pushed him hard to persevere despite his disability, died of cancer. Haunted by the feeling that he let his father down, Laue vowed to make something of himself and, sometime during junior high, began training with the rival school’s basketball coach. By sixteen, the nearly seven-foot-tall Laue had become a ... more >