By now, local prep sports fans are familiar with the artistic talents of Menomonee Falls High School graduate Justin Clough.
He's the man behind the camera for some of the most dramatic glimpses of Falls athletes on the field. However, Clough has teamed up with the MFHS Athletic Department and David Haznaw to deliver a dramatic and powerful message about concussions in youth sports.
Clough unveiled a 4-minute preview of his documentary, titled "The Head to the Heart," Monday during the annual Meet the Indians Night. The documentary follows the unnerving experiences of Falls athletes after sustaining concussions on the field. Clough interviews parents, athletes and coaches in an effort to boost awareness about concussion prevention.
It is estimated that there are some 100,000 to 300,000 sports-related concussions per year in the United States. Wisconsin also became the 36th state to enact an official concussion law for youth athletes.
Clough will unveil the full documentary in January.