Directed by Storm Saulter (USA, 2018, 100 min.). Digital.
Sprinter tells the story of Akeem Sharp (Dale Elliott), who is set to be Jamaica’s next big track-and-field sensation. Akeem hopes a rise in the track and field world will take him to the U.S. to reunite him with his mother (Lorraine Toussaint; Orange is the New Black), who has supported the family while living as an illegal resident for over a decade. But Akeem’s rising star is weighed down by turmoil at home: a volatile father, and an unruly older brother who insinuates himself into Akeem’s career as a means of escaping – or perhaps enhancing – his scam artist hustle. Not only does Akeem have to prove to himself and everyone that he can succeed, but also overcome the struggles that may ultimately bring him down. Executive produced by Jada Pinkett Smith and Will Smith along with NBA Veteran and NBA Personality Richard Jefferson.
Directed by Garett Marks (USA, 2018, 6 min.). Digital.
This is an inspirational story about family, love, and life—seen through the beautiful game of basketball. As a son raises his game, he must confront more pressure and demands from his father. Eventually they are both faced with what is truly important.