Stephen Curry & Storm Reid Partner Up For Short Film Series “Bamazing”
Golden State Warrior star Stephen Curry teams up with actress off the hit HBO show Euphoria, Storm Reid. The two will be creating a short film series celebrating women in sports, titled Bamazing. Created by emerging female filmmakers, they hope to inspire those who come after them. Launched, created and developed by Unanimous Media and produced by Portal A, Unanimous Media co-founder Curry and actress Reid also teamed with Under Armour to make Bamazing in support of the Curry 7 Bamazing colorway that dropped last month to celebrate International Women’s Day.
The series kicked off last month with a pitch session hosted by Curry and Reid with three rising female creatives in the Bay Area. Three talented filmmakers Jennia Fredrique, Alessia Glidewell and Jeannie Donohoe were among those selected from Sony Pictures Television Diverse Directors Program. The women shared their ideas and creative plans for each of their short films. Curry and Reid have posted highlights from the workshop on their YouTube channels.
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The series begins with the first film, Keep Dreaming, directed by Fredrique. The film was released on Tuesday via YouTube and shares a story around a sixth grade hooper named Jatniel Cabrera, playing the sport of basketball because she was born to play. Following films in the series by Glidewell and Donohoe will be released in the upcoming weeks on YouTube.
“This series is all about celebrating women who inspire and uplift others, both on the court and behind the camera. Storm and I were so impressed by Jennia, Alessia and Jeannie and their ideas about how to bring these films to life. They are such creative and talented filmmakers and we’re so excited to share these powerful films that hopefully inspire the next generation of young women,” says Curry.
“Working with Stephen and Under Armour on this project has been truly amazing,” says Reid. “The goal of my Bamazing initiative is to encourage young girls and remind them that they are truly capable of anything, and this series certainly helps spread that message. It’s so important for women to empower and lift each other up, and Jennia, Alessia and Jeannie have done this powerfully through their inspiring films. I’m so proud of this series and for the stories that these incredible female filmmakers created.”
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