Running Back Relentless: feature documentary on CFL running back Andrew Harris to premiere in 2024

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A feature-length documentary about CFL running back Andrew Harris is coming to Apple TV in 2024.

The film, Running Back Relentless, will chronicle Harris’ final season in the CFL and retrospectively explore his life’s story. The 36-year-old grew up in Winnipeg and Steinbach before moving west to Vancouver Island where he rewrote the Canadian Junior Football League record books as a member of the Raiders.

“My journey over the last decade has been a wild ride,” said Harris in a statement. “I’m so thankful for all the great people who have helped me get to the highs — and out of the lows — to be where I am today. This documentary highlights all these stages and I’m excited for it to be shared with the world.”

The five-foot-ten, 216-pound ball-carrier played his first full CFL season with the B.C. Lions in 2010 and rose to stardom two years later when he recorded his first 1,000-yard rushing season. Over a 12-year professional career with the Lions, Winnipeg Blue Bombers, and Toronto Argonauts, he has rushed for 10,334 yards and 52 touchdowns and caught 607 passes for 5,473 yards and 33 touchdowns.

“Andrew’s story is one that will resonate with many young Canadians,” said Brad Mason, the founding partner of ServcoCanada, who partnered with Upper Canada Films to create the documentary. “Through the Samantha Mason Foundation we are dedicated to supporting Canadian youth struggling with mental wellness. Andrew’s story will especially give hope to those in crisis and help them to understand that what they are going through today will not define the rest of their lives.”

Harris has won four Grey Cups, including the last three as a member of the Bombers and Argos. His team currently sits atop the East Division standings at 8-1, giving him one more chance to win a championship this season in his last year as a professional football player.