By Sonny WEEMS, Tywanna SMITH

LONDYN TOWN PICTURES - as DISTR Theatrical, TV, DVD-video, VOD, Airline, World, USA / PROD

Documentary - Completed 2021

The journey of five Champion and top-tier American athletes playing basketball in the Chinese Basketball Association (CBA) and Euro-Leagues.

    • Year of production
    • 2021
    • Genres
    • Documentary
    • Countries
    • CHINA
    • Languages
    • Budget
    • 0 - 0.3 M$
    • Duration
    • 80 mn
    • Director(s)
    • Sonny WEEMS, Tywanna SMITH
    • Writer(s)
    • Kristine MCPHERSON, Sonny WEEMS, Tywanna SMITH
    • Producer(s)
    • John WAYNE S. III (LONDYN TOWN PICTURES), Tywanna SMITH (Sonny Dayz Media), Sonny WEEMS (Sonny Dayz Media)
    • Synopsis
    • The vision for the Ballin’ Abroad documentary is to empower American international athletes and inspire global sports fans through storytelling. We, 3-time Chinese Basketball Champion Sonny Weems and award-winning sports manager Tywanna Smith, wanted to offer a unique perspective of the triumphs and struggles of playing basketball outside the United States by chronicling the lives of five champion athletes. We believe that these untold stories have an important place in the global conversations around sports. Specifically, we aim to use this documentary to broaden these conversations around four untapped aspects of sports: 1) the unity between male and female athletes in international sports, 2) the heightened need for mental health support for American athletes abroad, 3) the relatable stories of elite athletes outside the NBA and the WNBA, and 4) the unique experiences of navigating international cultural norms.