(Editor's note: UW Athletics release)
LARAMIE, Wyo. - The life of University of Wyoming basketball legend Kenny Sailors has been beautifully captured in the film "JUMP SHOT: The Kenny Sailors Story" with an online premiere set for Thursday-Saturday (April 16-18) of this week.
The 79-minute film may now be pre-ordered online at jumpshotmovie.com for a rental fee of only $7.99. Ten percent of online proceeds and 100 percent of “Give” Funds will benefit the Convoy of Hope for COVID-19 meals in under-served communities.
The film features basketball greats Steph Curry, Kevin Durant, Dirk Nowitzki, Fennis Dembo, Bob Knight, Nancy Lieberman, Kiki Vandeweghe, Clark Kellogg, Tim Legler, David Goldberg, Lou Carnesecca, Mark Price, Chip Engelland and many more.
Click here to watch the free preview.
From Executive Producer Stephen Curry, the award-winning film "JUMP SHOT" celebrates the true story of Kenny Sailors, the forgotten basketball legend who introduced the jump shot, became a two-time collegiate All-American and NBA pioneer, revolutionized the sport for women, served as a U.S. Marine in World War II and then quietly faded into history.
“I’m inspired by Kenny Sailor’s story because I’ve been playing basketball since I was five, and ever since I picked up the ball, shooting a jump shot was just second nature to me. To know the person that Kenny was and what he stood for, that is something that is very inspirational. I hope to have as much of an impact as Kenny did.”
— Steph Curry
The film is directed and produced by Jacob Hamilton. Hamilton was joined in the project by producer Russell Wayne Groves, executive producer/producer Mary Beth Minnis and producer Ty Nathan Clark.
Convoy of Hope is providing millions of meals to families across the US in response to COVID-19. It was important to the producers that they didn’t turn a blind eye that there are millions of families affected by this crisis. They wanted to help and play an active part giving back.
How to watch:
•Visit jumpshotmovie.com and click “Click to Pre-order Now”
•Click “sign up,” Enter email, create password (for added security)and credit card information.
•Check email for confirmation and confirm!
•The film will be available starting April 16th through the 18th (You’ll also receive an email notification reminding you when the film is available)
•Once starting the rental process you have a 48-hour window to watch the film.
•The film is a global release available to everyone, everywhere.