In the history of college basketball, Coach Eddie Sutton holds court as one of the winningest coaches in Division 1 basketball history with 806 victories. Those victories include taking four teams to the NCAA tournament, two of which to the Final Four. At the College of Southern Idaho, a school with no basketball program when Sutton arrived, he guided the team to 33 wins in his first year as coach. He led numerous players to the NBA, changing  lives for the better. He helped mold young adults into men. Yet, Sutton finds himself outside the illustrious Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame, a place where every other coach with 800 wins resides. While Sutton’s accomplishments on the court made him a legend, his life, with all his victories and defeats made him a fallible luminary.


January 2019

Thank you for your interest and support in Eddie, a feature length documentary on the life and career of Coach Eddie Sutton. The filmmaking team at 1577 Productions has been working around the clock to finish the movie. We anticipate a finished film in the first quarter of 2019. More information will be available soon regarding screenings and opportunities to view it. We will also begin fulfilling the IndieGoGo perks during this time for those who supported the crowd campaign!

For those interested in a more detailed update, here are the nuts and bolts:

  • The film is 100% funded. This is a major accomplishment, and we’re humbled to have the trust of so many accredited investors who are passionate about Eddie.

  • Principal photography is completed, which means we’ve finished shooting the film.

  • Post Production is over halfway completed. This is the portion of filmmaking that involves editing the 30+ interviews we’ve captured, composing original music, color grading the footage, acquiring & licensing archival footage, incorporating motion graphics & text, and doing the final audio mix & master.

  • We’ve started preliminary discussions with potential distribution partners who will have the ability to license the film and make it available to a national/global audience. We have received very positive feedback so far in this process.

It is an exciting journey to see the film come to life and requires a massive group effort. We are striving endlessly to make a film that audiences will love, and we cannot wait to share it with all of you. Thank you for you continued interest & support. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Executive Producer Dave Tester at

An award winning Native American (Cherokee) director and editor specializing in documentary and multimedia production, Christopher has created original documentaries and short films with a unique narrative from start to finish.

David has won several awards for commercial and documentary films. His work with universities and over 40 nonprofits showcase his passion for creative storytelling.

Wendy has casted for television and feature films in New York City, including the hit NBC series “Law & Order”, feature films, including “Bad Company“, “The Way of the Gun”, “For Love of the Game”. Recently, Wendy worked with Francis Ford Coppola’s as his Associate Director in his live cinema project, “Distant Vision".  She is the producer for Cinema Eye Honors Annual Documentary Awards Ceremony in New York City.

1577 Productions is a multimedia production company specializing in high quality films. Our work humanizes subjects and inspires audiences to take action on topics that matter. In 2017, our short film Butch: Legend of Langston won Best Oklahoma Short Film at the deadCENTER Film Festival in OKC, and award also won in 2015 for Course of Food. Finding its namesake in the year explorer Sir Francis Drake left on his great life adventure, 1577 embodies Drake’s words to not be content “if our dreams come true because we have dreamed too little.”