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HBO Documentary Quad Gods to Debut in July

The HBO Original documentary Quad Gods, directed by Jess Jacklin, will debut on Wednesday, July 10 (9:00-10:27 p.m. ET/PT) on HBO and will be available to stream on Max. The documentary had its world premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival.

Quad Gods is a high-stakes and heartwarming film that follows the lives of three New Yorkers with quadriplegia who meet in a neuro-rehabilitation lab and create the world’s first-ever, fully quadriplegic e-sports team.

HBO Documentary Quad Gods to Debut in July

As they navigate New York City, confronting challenges at every turn, they pursue their dream of competing as athletes while subverting assumptions about disability.

Richard, aka “Breadwinner1007,” Blake, aka “RepNProof,” and Prentice, aka “Mongo Slade,” meet at the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai Hospital where Dr. David Putrino, known colloquially as the “Quadfather,” develops innovative solutions for rehabilitation and therapy.

Illustrating the promise of new technology, including exoskeleton robotics, adaptive controllers, and brain stimulation techniques, Dr. Putrino uses video game playing to aid recovery by being a fun and supportive outlet and teaching the brain to rewire and repair itself.

Quad Gods follows the e-sports players as they compete in the billion-dollar video gaming world while bringing awareness to the potential of the human mind and spirit. The intimate vérité footage captures the men living life in the city as they work, train, foster relationships, and raise children, and is interwoven with striking animation by Tim Fox conveying their hopes and dreams.

Quad Gods is a story of resilience, fortitude, and the power of competition and sportsmanship to restore purpose and community.

The featured participants include Richard, aka “Breadwinner1007,” Blake, aka “RepNProof,” Prentice, aka “Mongo Slade,” Sergio, aka “Wiplash247,” Alejandro, aka “Aquadios285,” Nyree, aka “Sittinprettii,” Dr. David Putrino, director of Abilities Research Center, Mount Sinai, New York, and Dr. Angela Riccobono, Psychologist Mount Sinai, New York.

HBO Documentary Films is presenting a Loki Films production. Directed by Jess Jacklin, the documentary was produced by Johnny Fego and Jess Jacklin and executive produced by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady. Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Tina Nguyen were the executive producers for HBO.

You can watch the official trailer for Quad Gods here.