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Tom Vs. Time: A Behind the Scenes Look at Episode 5

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    Tom Vs. Time

    Gotham Chopra, director of the Facebook documentary Tom Vs. Time, sat down with Jonathan Choe Friday after a screening of the fifth installment of the internet series chronicling Brady's Journey to his ninth Super Bowl.

    (Published Friday, Feb. 2, 2018)

    In downtown Minneapolis, "Tom Vs. Time: Episode 5" debuted in front of a capacity crowd. No cameras were allowed to record the yet-to-be-aired episode of the Tom Brady documentary.

    "I think what surprised me was his willingness to do this," said series creator Gotham Chopra.

    Chopra says it will be well worth the wait, and he is talking about the process to get here.

    "I think there really is something quasi spiritual about his love of the game, and it's all of those things coming together," he said.

    During a panel discussion, Patriots great Willie McGinist and inured wide receiver Julian Edleman gave the audience more insight into Brady.

    "I'm like the brother he never had, I guess," said Edelman.

    The new Facebook documentary-series explores Brady's chase for a sixth championship and battle against father time, giving us an intimate look at home with his family in Brookline, Massachusetts, and life off the field with teammates.

    Chopra was born in Boston's Jamaica Plain neighborhood and describes himself as a die hard Patriots fan.

    "They were like terrible when I was growing up," Chopra said about the Pats.

    He says through this project, he hopes fans see Brady for more than just the greatest quarterback of all time.

    "He's maniacal watching game tape, but outside of that he's a father, husband and all these other things," he said.

    Episode 5 airs on Super Bowl Sunday, 12 p.m. Eastern, on Facebook.

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