<i>Chi-Town</i> follows a young man named Keifer Sykes on his meteoric rise from Marshall High School on Chicago′s West Side to his improbable shot at the NBA. This exhilarating multi-year journey on the explosive point guard′s ascent is punctuated by personal loss, debilitating injury, and tragic violence. <i>Chi-Town</i> is a very impressive human story about persistence and the strength of will of a young man who was born and raised in a neighborhood where the terror of gang warfare is part of everyday life. It is the kind of documentary that can set a good example for young people who fear failure, or who struggle to pursue their dreams. This is an intimate, raw, surprising and unique behind-the-scenes look at a true champion—and what it really takes to make it. <i>Chi-Town</i> made its world premiere at this year’s SXSW and was nominated for the Grand Jury Award.
Nick is an award-winning nonfiction showrunner/director who has worked in television for over fifteen years. His work includes series for VICE, A&E, MTV and OWN. Nick is a first-time filmmaker. An avid basketball player and fan, he has been preparing for a film like this his entire life.