Breadwinner1007, RepNProof, and Mongo Slade in HBO's 'Quad Gods' documentary.

Get ready for a heart-warming and high-stakes journey with HBO’s latest documentary, “Quad Gods,” directed by Jess Jacklin.

This inspiring film is set to debut on Wednesday, July 10, from 9:00 to 10:27 p.m. ET/PT on HBO, and will also be available for streaming on Max.

Fresh off its world premiere at the 2024 Tribeca Festival, “Quad Gods” promises to captivate audiences with its powerful narrative and innovative approach.

About ‘Quad Gods’

“Quad Gods” chronicles the extraordinary lives of three New Yorkers with quadriplegia—Richard (aka “Breadwinner1007”), Blake (aka “RepNProof”), and Prentice (aka “Mongo Slade”).

These determined individuals meet at the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai Hospital, a cutting-edge neuro-rehabilitation lab.

Here, under the guidance of Dr. David Putrino, affectionately known as the “Quadfather,” they embark on an unprecedented journey to form the world’s first fully quadriplegic e-sports team.

As they navigate the bustling streets of New York City, these athletes confront challenges head-on, all while pursuing their shared dream of competing in the billion-dollar e-sports industry.

The documentary highlights their resilience and determination, subverting common assumptions about disability and showcasing the potential of the human spirit.

Dr. Putrino employs innovative technology, including exoskeleton robotics, adaptive controllers, and brain stimulation techniques, to aid in their rehabilitation.

By integrating video game playing into their therapy, he helps these athletes rewire and repair their brains, demonstrating the therapeutic promise of such activities.

“Quad Gods” seamlessly blends intimate vérité footage with striking animations by Tim Fox, capturing the everyday lives, aspirations, and struggles of the e-sports players.

Viewers witness Richard, Blake, and Prentice as they work, train, foster relationships, and raise families, all while competing at the highest levels of video gaming.

The documentary features a remarkable lineup of participants:

  • Richard (aka “Breadwinner1007”)
  • Blake (aka “RepNProof”)
  • Prentice (aka “Mongo Slade”)
  • Sergio (aka “Wiplash247”)
  • Alejandro (aka “Aquadios285”)
  • Nyree (aka “Sittinprettii”)
  • Dr. David Putrino, director of the Abilities Research Center at Mount Sinai, New York
  • Dr. Angela Riccobono, psychologist at Mount Sinai, New York


Quad Gods” is an HBO Documentary Films presentation, produced by Loki Films.

The film is directed by Jess Jacklin, with Johnny Fego and Jess Jacklin serving as producers.

The documentary is executive produced by Heidi Ewing and Rachel Grady, with Nancy Abraham, Lisa Heller, and Tina Nguyen executive producing for HBO.

Watch The Trailer

Quad Gods” is more than just a documentary; it’s a testament to the resilience and fortitude of the human spirit.

It’s a story that underscores the transformative power of competition and sportsmanship in restoring purpose and fostering a sense of community.

Don’t miss this compelling documentary that not only shines a light on the potential of new technology in rehabilitation but also celebrates the indomitable spirit of its participants.

Tune in on July 10 for an unforgettable viewing experience.

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