Something that has always compelled many a sports fan is the notion of greatness. What makes somebody great? Is Lionel Messi born with that gift or was through hard work and perseverance? These are the themes explored in Gabe Polsky’s latest documentary In Search of Greatness, and to mark the film’s digtital release in the UK and Ireland, we spoke to the filmmaker, on Zoom.

We get into the notion of greatness, and we discuss at length what makes sport so special, and how important it is we remember the beauty and entertainment that comes with it, and perhaps not try and focus entirely on just winning by any means. Watch the full chat in the video below.


Top athletes, including Michael Jordan, Pelé, Jerry Rice and Wayne Gretzky, explore the importance of nature versus nurture in determining athletic ability.

In Search of Greatness is released digitally in the UK and Ireland on May 6th.