After winning accolades for her documentaries, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy announced the trailer launch for Student Athlete, which she has co-directed with Trish Dalton, in association with celebrated sportsman, LeBron James.
According to the official website, The HBO Sports documentary Student Athlete is an examination of the complex rules of amateur athletics in America and how they affect uncompensated athletes and their families.
“Unpaid college athletes generate billions of dollars for their institutions every year. Student Athlete unveils the exploitative world of high-revenue college sports through the stories of four young men at different stages of their athletic careers, as well as a coach-turned-advocate and a whistle-blowing shoe rep who exposes the money trail.”
The documentary features former college and NFL coach John Shoop, New Jersey high school basketball phenom Nick Richards, Mike Shaw who played at the University of Illinois and Bradley University, Shamar Graves, a former wide receiver at Rutgers University and Silas Nacita, a walk-on who played at Baylor University.
On October 2nd HBO will air Student Athlete a film by two time Academy Award winning documentary film director Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy & @trishfilms – The film is Executive Produced by @kingjames & Produced by @mavcarter & @stevestoute. The filmmakers spent over two years embedded with college athletes learning about the billion dollar industry and the price players have to pay to be a part of it.. #studentatheletehbo #LebronJames #sharmeenobaidchinoy #TrishDalton #HBOsports #oneanddonepictures
Student Athlete is an HBO Sports presentation in association with LeBron James, Maverick Carter and Jamal Henderson at SpringHill Entertainment, and Steve Stoute at United Masters; directors, Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy and Trish Dalton; executive producer, Rick Bernstein; supervising producer, Joe Perskie.
The filmmakers spent over two years with college athletes discovering about the billion dollar industry and the price players have to pay to be a part of it!
The documentary airs on October 2nd on HBO Sports.