Circumstances Turned ‘Kelce’ Film Into a ‘Gift From the Documentary Gods’


Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce with their daughters.
Image via Kylie Kelce, Instagram
Jason Kelce and Kylie Kelce with their daughters, part of Jason Kelce's story captured in 'Kelce.'

The documentary was supposed to be about Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Lineman Jason Kelce’s final 2021 season and what it’s like for a professional athlete to walk away from the game.

It became much more after the Eagles made it to the playoffs and Kelce, who lives in Haverford, put his retirement on hold, writes Matt Breen for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The project was filmed by documentarians Don Argott and Sheena Joyce, owner of 9:14 Pictures. Joyce grew up in Delaware County and graduated from Cardinal O’Hara High School.

“We said, ‘Do you still want to do this doc?’ He said, ‘Let’s just keep going and see what happens,’” Argott said.

What happened was a lot.  The 2022 Eagles headed to the Super Bowl against Kansas City, where Kelce played against his younger brother, Travis. The two brothers started a podcast and appeared on Saturday Night Live. Kelce cut a Christmas album with his teammates, and his wife, Kylie, gave birth to their third child.

“It really transcends just football,” Joyce said.

The film “Kelce,” will be released on Sept. 12 on Prime Video.

Read more about a documentary that went beyond just football and became a love story in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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