About the Film

About the Film

An intimate, present-day portrait of the private struggles and public triumphs of trailblazing openly gay Olympic champion, Greg Louganis.

A refreshingly candid documentary film about this four-time Olympic champion, BACK ON BOARD follows Greg Louganis over the past three years as he struggles with financial security and reunites with the sport he once dominated but never felt entirely welcome in. With unprecedented access it reveals the complicated life of an athlete whose grace, beauty, and courage sparked a worldwide fascination with diving. It chronicles Louganis’ rise from a difficult upbringing to nearly universal acclaim as the greatest diver ever, and from pioneering openly gay athlete with HIV to an overlooked sports icon. BACK ON BOARD is the engrossing story of an American legend as he re-emerges on the world stage to combat prejudice, promote tolerance, and return to the diving world after a long period of absence to act as a mentor to the next generation.

The independent documentary film BACK ON BOARD is currently in post-production.  We are still raising the funds needed to complete this film.

This film expected to be released in 2014.