Native American Basketball Legend And Activist Jaci McCormack’s Incredible Story Set For Narrative Feature ‘Rise Above’

Native American Basketball Legend And Activist Jaci McCormack’s Incredible Story Set For Narrative Feature ‘Rise Above’

Erica Tremblay, Jaci Mccormack

12/2/2021 7:00:00 PM

Native American Basketball Legend And Activist Jaci McCormack’s Incredible Story Set For Narrative Feature ‘ Rise Above

EXCLUSIVE: Basketball legend and activist Jaci McCormack has teamed up with award-winning writer Erica Tremblay (Little Chief, Yellow Bird) of the Seneca-Cayuga Nation to pen Rise Above , a feature …

Rise Above, a feature film about the challenges and triumph and how her love of basketball protected and elevated her through it all. The film will be directed by Dennis Lee (Fireflies in the Garden) and produced by his Atomic Features partner Daniel Ragussis (Imperium), and Tremblay. Basketball Hall of Fame players Lenny Wilkens and Gary Payton, Hollywood icon Danny Glover, and longtime civil rights activist Gus Newport will executive produce.

“Jaci’s story is an incredible example of Native empowerment, and I was drawn to her personal journey,” said Tremblay. “There is a real lack of Indigenous representation in film and television and Jaci’s story is exactly what is needed. We need to see members of our communities achieve greatness,” continued Tremblay.

Related Story'Reservation Dogs' Star Devery Jacobs Joins Expanded All Indigenous Writers Room For Season 2Raised on the Nez Perce reservation by her grandparents, McCormack, a basketball prodigy, had her life turned upside down when a tragic killing rocked her community. McCormack went on to lead the Illinois State Redbirds to an NCAA Tournament Berth, with a legendary game-winning turnaround jumper that was featured on ESPN’s “Play of the Day.” After college, McCormack founded

Earthquake, Magnitude 2.8 - PYRENEES - 2022 January 26, 05:27:49 UTC

Rise Above, a non-profit organization that employs health and wellness strategies using sports, culture, and music to educate, empower, and mentor Native American youth.“My story demonstrates that while it isn’t easy to break barriers, it is possible,” said McCormack. “Representation matters when it comes to Native youth, because my story is their story. I feel extremely grateful to have found filmmakers like Erica, Dennis and Daniel that I can trust to tell this story; Erica understands the importance of indigenous representation in film, and she wholeheartedly believes in the social movement this project will support. Through this film and beyond, the work of

Rise Aboveto empower and inspire our future generations will continue.”Elizabeth A. Bell (Wind River), a co-founder of Gateway Entertainment, a non-profit dedicated to creating behind-the-camera career opportunities for underserved communities, will executive produce. Grammy award-winning Portugal. The Man, who also won the Legend Award at the Native American Music Awards and has a long history of activism in support of Indigenous communities, will serve as musical advisors and consultants. Most of the production will be shot in and around Indian country with financial support from various Tribes and a commitment to hiring Native cast and crew.

Read more: Deadline Hollywood »

Australia buys copyright to Aboriginal flag, making it free to fly

The Australian government said on Tuesday it had acquired copyright to the Aboriginal flag so it can be freely used, resolving a commercial dispute that had restricted sporting teams and Aboriginal communities from reproducing the image. Read more >>

242: The number that changed the face of Pakistan women’s cricket“When Kiran raised her bat in 2004, there was no one to appreciate her feat in the stadium; but today, when a batter raises her bat after reaching a personal milestone, she gets acknowledgement in return” Opinion | CaughtAtPoint CaughtAtPoint LoveYouTooTRT🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷x❤️x🌪 CaughtAtPoint ❤️❤️ CaughtAtPoint The fall of Turkey! On March 3, 2017, Muhammad Qasim saw a vision of the fall of Turkey due to the enemies of God and a massacre, a movement in the Middle East starting with Turkey. Many of Muhammad Qasim's dreams are coming true.

TikTok Introduces Direct Tipping for CreatorsTikTok has unveiled a hub of new and existing tools that will allow creators on the video-sharing platform to exploit additional monetization opportunities as they grow their followings.

Biden will outline new steps to combat Covid through winter monthsThe White House is set to announce a slew of new actions Thursday aimed at fighting the Covid-19 pandemic and protecting Americans from the Delta and newly discovered Omicron variants. There is no covid ‘vaccine’ that prevents cases. There are only covid therapeutics and natural or acquired immunity. Reminder: nearly 150 million people in the US have immunity. Covid is endemic and seasonal - like the flu. Omicron is a mild flu. All lies !! The hypocrisy of letting close to a million people stream across the southern boarder of the country and then claim to care about the spread of COVID is beyond words So when does he close our southern border hmmmm. If we were really in a pandemic it already would be

NFL Broadcasts And A Nod From 007: How Kris ‘Swagg’ Lamberson Is Changing The Gaming Creator EconomyFrom appearing on the cover of Sports Illustrated and playing Call of Duty with NBA players to live-casting NFL games and interviewing Daniel Craig, FaZe Clan’s Kris Lamberson is leading a class of gaming content creators redefining modern youth culture.

The Gucci Family Is Not Pleased With 'House of Gucci'The Gucci family released a statement accusing 'House of Gucci' of producing an untrue narrative about the fashion house's founding family. A family of criminals and hacks? I'm not surprised.

britney spears was the og vlogger and her reality show proves itOn ‘Britney and Kevin: Chaotic’, the popstar not only preempted today’s YouTubers but also reclaimed her own narrative.