FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, February 27th, 2024

NBC SPORTS, USGA AND CAMPFIRE STUDIOS ANNOUNCE DREAM BIG: THE MICHELLE WIE STORY – DOCUMENTARY ON THE LIFE AND HISTORIC CAREER OF GOLF TRAILBLAZER MICHELLE WIE WEST

The Definitive and Authorized Documentary will Premiere on NBC in May 2024 and Stream on Peacock

Maura Anderson Set to Direct; Produced in Association with Excel Media, Victory Sports Media, Show B, Highly Flammable and Ellevest

 

STAMFORD, Conn. – February 27, 2024 – Golf icon Michelle Wie West, the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open champion and the youngest woman ever to compete on the PGA TOUR, will be the subject of Dream Big: The Michelle Wie Story, a new documentary from NBC Sports, the USGA and Campfire Studios (Netflix’s Neymar: The Perfect Chaos; Hulu’s WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn). The film will debut in May 2024 on NBC and stream on Peacock ahead of this year’s U.S. Women’s Open.

From filmmaker Maura Anderson (2022’s Kickback), the definitive and authorized documentary will track the life and storied career of a golf prodigy. Wie West began playing golf at the age of four; six years later, she became the youngest player ever to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links Championship. At 13, she was the youngest player to make an LPGA Tour cut and the youngest to qualify for the U.S. Women’s Open. By 16, she was a professional, garnering sponsorship deals from the likes of Nike and Sony. Five LPGA Tour wins later, including a U.S. Women’s Open title, Wie West officially retired from professional golf in July 2023.

The upcoming documentary is a Campfire Studios production, in association with Excel Media (part of Excel Sports Management), Victory Sports Media, Show B, Highly Flammable and Ellevest. Maura Anderson and Ross Dinerstein are the producers. Rebecca EvansRoss Girard, Ryan Holcomb, Rupak Deven Parikh, Parag Parikh and Jai Khanna are the executive producers. GOLF Channel’s Israel DeHerrera is the coordinating producer. International rights to the film will be handled by Vertigo Releasing.

“After stepping back and reflecting on the peaks and valleys of my career, I felt a profound sense of gratitude and fulfillment, and I want savor all of the lessons I learned and resilience I gained along the way,” said Wie West. “I was deeply flattered by the opportunity to work with Maura and the team, and my hope is that viewers, especially young athletes, can gain an understanding of some of the challenges, and also draw some inspiration and encouragement from my story.”

Said Anderson, “Michelle never allowed anyone to put her in a box, whether it was her age, gender, race or what tournament she played in. She’s always been guided by her own core principles and what was right for her, despite any criticism. That was an incredibly inspirational story to me, and I am honored that Michelle has entrusted us with telling it.”

“Michelle Wie West is one of the most influential and recognizable golfers in recent history and we’re excited to partner with the USGA and Campfire Studios to tell her story,” said Tom Knapp, EVP of Golf, NBC Sports. “Few moments in golf were more inspirational than Michelle teeing it up at the 2004 Sony Open as a 14-year-old. Michelle showed countless numbers of young girls and boys what is possible and her impact on the sport will endure for decades.”

Said Dinerstein, “In addition to being one of the greatest, most accomplished athletes alive, Michelle’s journey from teenage golf prodigy to LPGA legend is a uniquely compelling one. We’re proud to be working with her, Maura and the NBC Sports team on this project.”

ABOUT CAMPFIRE STUDIOS

Campfire Studios is an Emmy Award-winning production company founded by CEO Ross Dinerstein. Part of Brent Montgomery’s Wheelhouse, Campfire is known for its broad bench of content across scripted and non-fiction, for both feature film and TV/streaming platforms. Over the last 20 years, Dinerstein has produced or executive produced 50+ series and films, including debuts at Sundance, SXSW, Tribeca, Hot Docs and TIFF. Campfire and Dinerstein’s notable projects include Netflix’s Muscles & Mayhem: An Unauthorized Story of American Gladiators and Poisoned: The Dirty Truth About Your Food; Hulu’s Emmy-winning feature documentary WeWork: Or the Making and Breaking of a $47 Billion Unicorn; Max’s Smartless: On the RoadLow Country: The Murdaugh DynastyThe Way Down and Heaven’s Gate: The Cult of Cults; FX’s Hysterical and The Most Dangerous Animal of All; feature documentaries Jiro Dreams of SushiSilicon Cowboys and A Glitch in the Matrix (Official Selection 2021 Sundance Film Festival); Netflix’s The Innocent ManNeymar: The Perfect Chaos, and the streamer’s Emmy-nominated scripted series Special, along with David Fincher’s VOIR, and Netflix Original films Rattlesnake, Stephen King’s 1922The PackageRebirth and 6 Balloons. Campfire’s latest doc features also include PBS’s TikTok, Boom, which world premiered at the 2022 Sundance Film Festival, and Rudy! A Documusical, which premiered at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival. The company’s first podcast is the Webby Award-winning series Abuse of Power.

 

ABOUT NBC SPORTS

NBC Sports connects people to the moments that matter most and serves sports fans 24/7 with premier live events, insightful studio shows, and compelling original programming. As the sports division of NBCUniversal, NBC Sports presents premier content across linear platforms NBC, USA Network, Golf Channel, as well numerous digital sites, including Peacock. NBC Sports possesses an unparalleled collection of media rights agreements, partnering with some of the most prestigious sports properties in the world: the International Olympic Committee and United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee, the NFL, Big Ten Conference, NASCAR, INDYCAR, PGA TOUR, Notre Dame, The R&A, PGA of America, USGA, Churchill Downs, Premier League, MLB, Tour de France, Roland-Garros, and many more. It also consists of NBC Sports Next, a subdivision of NBC Sports and home to all NBCUniversal digital applications in sports and technology within its three groups: Youth & Recreational Sports, Golf, and Betting & Gaming.

 

 

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