Nine-time All-Star Russell Westbrook is known for both his off-court presence and dynamic play, and the 2017 NBA MVP continues to be a modern renaissance man.
Brodie will be producing a short film entitled “Why Not” in the hope of illuminating his old turf: the Crenshaw neighborhood in Los Angeles.
Westbrook has partnered with Sony’s Incubation Lab with Jordan Brand to bring the culture of South LA to hundreds of thousands of new eyes. Additionally, Westbrook highlights black storytellers such as co-writer and director Tevin Tavares.
Russ is producing a short basketball short film titled “Why Not,” which focuses on the culture of the Crenshaw neighborhood of LA.
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Westbrook has productions for Little Ballers (2013) and Henry Danger (2014). He recently released Tulsa Burning: The 1921 Race Massacre on the History Channel, which aired on May 30th, the 100th.
According to one description of the project, the film features a high-profile high school basketball player looking for other ways to influence his community if he is denied basketball.
This is Westbrook’s second high profile production loan in the past year.
The premiere of “Why Not” is not yet known.