Gridiron & Steel
Speaker: Jeff Sewald, producer, writer and director
“Gridiron & Steel” is a documentary about the spiritual relationship that exists between the sport of football and the people and communities of southwestern Pennsylvania. The film features original commentary from the likes of Mike Ditka, Dan Marino, Dan Rooney, Mel Blount, Myron Cope and a host of Western Pennsylvania football players, coaches and fans of all levels. The program premiered in The Great Hall at Heinz Field and received its public television debut in November 2001. A regional Emmy® Award winner, “Gridiron & Steel” has since been seen on public stations throughout the U.S. via the American Public Television Service, on cable via Comcast’s Video-On-Demand, and on The Documentary Channel as part of its “Friday Night Football” lineup. Filmmaker Jeff Sewald will be present for discussion, questions and answers about the film and its production.