His role as mentor to the US Olympic divers at the London Games catapulted Greg Louganis back into the public eye. While there, he was tracked by Cheryl Furjanic and Will Sweeney, directors of the in-the-works documentary Back on Board, which will chronicle the gold medalist’s journey from young diving prodigy and Olympic superstar to HIV-positive spokesman and dog-agility trainer. And, of course, his return to diving and the Olympics.
“So much has changed,” Louganis told Queerty during the Olympics. “We started [shooting] last year and I was just getting back into diving. Now, I’m in London, and an athlete mentor. So many twists and turns. Going through different phases of life. From where I was after Breaking the Surface, and what happened there, to where I am today it’s been a powerful experience.”
Sweeney and Furjanic are hoping to raise $50,000 on the film’s Kickstarter page by August 22nd—their goal is to have Back on Board finished for release by 2013, the 25th Anniversary of the 1988 Seoul Olympics, when Louganis won two gold medals despite having a concussion.