Born to Serve (In Production)
A film about Grand Slam champions Luke and Murphy Jensen, brothers from tennis-barren Northern Michigan, whose meteoric (and motorcycle-riding) rise during the 1990’s captured the attention of America’s sports and pop culture zeitgeist, with millions falling in love with “Rock n’ Roll Tennis” – only for the brothers to fall victim to their own success, and see their career quickly cut short, in part due to Murphy’s addiction; a lifelong battle he would eventually win, thanks to recovery.
Featuring appearances from tennis royalty, including Billie Jean King, Chris Evert, Patrick McEnroe, the Bryan Brothers, and more, as well as unprecedented access to the Jensen family and hundreds of hours of original, archival footage.
Tipping the Pain Scale (Educational Distribution)
The hopeful story of six remarkable Americans – including an NFL star and White House cabinet member — demonstrating to the world how we can change for good, and begin healing our communities, one person at a time. It is an immersive experience changing how Americans view our country’s substance use failures, and highlighting a path toward hope and healing, as told through compassionate and inspiring featured subjects. This award-winning feature film is a story about America’s decades-long deep, systemic failures, and six high-profile individuals carrying hope, and healing our country’s opioid and addiction crisis by positive, compassionate, and life-saving examples.
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We are a purpose-driven, award-winning creative team of writers, editors, directors, and producers. With over 50 years of collective experience, our team has created and produced dozens of projects - from docuseries to full-length features – for the likes of:
ESPN’s 30 for 30, HBO Films, PBS, Amazon Studios, Vice, and many more.
Today, we’re leveraging that experience to make films about
the most urgent matters of our times. Telling stories with depth and weight.
Founded by Bill Wilson and Marty Mann in 1939, High Watch Recovery Center, is the world's first recovery center. High Watch formed High Watch Media in 2021, to develop and produce thought-provoking, solution-oriented, and highly entertaining content. We believe deeply in the transformative power of engaged storytelling.
Reimagining the narrative of mental health and addiction.
Director / Producer
Jeff Reilly is an editor, producer and director with 20 years of professional experience. He has won two Emmy’s and been nominated four times.
Jeff began his career at a post-production facility where he edited one hour shows for CBS, hundreds of promos for A&E and short films for various non-profits, including The Hole in the Wall Gang.
He edited two films about Muhammad Ali for ESPN, ALI RAP and ALI’S 65, which garnered him his first Emmy Award for Outstanding Editing. Jeff was part of the team which morphed the company into a production house, writing, directing and editing, commercials, shorts films, a one-hour pilot for Discovery Channel, and a half hour pilot for History Channel. He continued editing and developing projects until he left to venture out on his own.
His first solo job was cutting THE OFFICIAL WORLD CUP DOCUMENTARY in 3D for Sony Pictures, followed by MCENROE/BORG: FIRE & ICE for HBO and an independent documentary which screened theatrically, TRIAL BY FIRE: LIVES RE-FORGED.
Next he edited, co-produced, and co-wrote the Prism award-winning film, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE for director Greg Williams. He won his second Emmy Award, Outstanding Documentary Series for RAND UNIVERSITY, a top-rated entry for ESPN Films 30 for 30.
After editing and producing 30 for 30’s BELIEVELAND, ESPN Films BALTIMORE BOYS and BLACK HOOSIERS for Spike Lee, as well as several documentaries for Big Ten Network, Jeff
continued his collaboration with Greg when they co-directed GENERATION FOUND a feature-length documentary about recovery high schools in Houston, followed by THE CONCERT TO FACE ADDICTION for PBS.
Currently, High Watch Media is helping to distribute their third feature documentary film, TIPPING THE PAIN SCALE, which was released in 2022.
Greg Williams is the award-winning filmmaker of feature-length documentaries, THE ANONYMOUS PEOPLE (2014 PRISM Award for Outstanding Documentary), GENERATION FOUND, and TIPPING THE PAIN SCALE. For each of these film projects, Greg has collaborated with the immensely talented Jeff Reilly.
In 2015, he produced the historic UNITE TO FACE ADDICTION RALLY on the National Mall when tens of thousands of people from around the world gathered to end the silence surrounding addiction. This was the first-time major musicians, politicians, actors, athletes, models, journalists, authors, and advocates joined together in unison, to solve the most urgent health crisis of our time. The event was memorialized in a PBS special, THE CONCERT TO FACE ADDICTION, that Greg produced and Jeff Reilly edited. He also produced the launch event and companion TV special for the release of the first-ever Surgeon General’s Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health, LISTEN: FACING ADDICTION IN AMERICA when Viacom aired the special simultaneously on 11 of its cable networks, which was seen by millions.
His work has been featured in the New York Times, Washington Post, Hollywood Reporter, ABC World News, LA Times, and several other major media outlets.