April 13, 2020
Steph Curry’s documentary ‘Jump Shot’ to get digital release. Jump Shot is a 79-minute documentary focused on Kenny Sailors, the legendary basketball player who popularized the jump shot, is shooting for digital distribution.
The film will be released digitally April 16-18 for $7.99 per download with 10% of the revenue distributed to COVID-19 relief efforts. Aspiration Entertainment is handling the rollout in partnership with Altavod, a new self-release and direct-to-consumer digital film platform. A one-day theatrical event on April 2 had been planned prior to the global crisis.
Curry believes learning the history of where the art of the jump shot came from, who introduced it to the game, and how it changed the game, was incredibly intriguing. Learning about the person that Sailors was, and what he stood for, was very inspirational to Curry. Sailor was a selfless, special person that had the right perspective about life.
The documentary features interviews with a host of basketball talent including Curry, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Clark Kellogg, Bob Knight, Nancy Lieberman, Lou Carnesecca, Kiki VanDeWeghe, and others.
The film not only explores his impact on the game, but his calling and all the different places that took him, whether it was serving in the military, or playing in the NBA, or being with his family. There’s so many people like myself that don’t know Kenny Sailors, and I’m proud to help share his story with the world.”