Lucky Post editor Sai Selvarajan recently cut a promotional trailer for the documentary release NASH: The Documentary , directed by Michael Hamilton. The film reveals the unexpected journey of one of the most unique athletes in the world: Steve Nash. The trailer begins with an interview with Yahoo’s Jeffrey Mallett who asks Nash to imagine talking about his accomplishments 20 years in the future, but if he mentions basketball, he has failed.
“This project brings together two things I love, basketball and film,” said Selvarajan. “That said, it isn’t your typical sports film. It’s an examination of what determines a lasting legacy, life choices and living in the public eye. This journey of discovery was what ultimately influenced my approach to the trailer. That, and an immense admiration for Steve Nash.”
In the film Nash navigates his way through the world of professional sports while trying to leave a lasting legacy on and off the court. The film also features interviews with President Barack Obama, Snoop Dog, David Beckham and Owen Wilson.
To create the trailer, Selvarajan and Hamilton selected footage that largely focused on the interviews. Beginning and ending with interviews, the trailer weaves together footage of Nash playing soccer with kids around the world, and glimpses of his life including his significant foundation work that benefits children in need.
“Working with Sai on the trailer was seamless,” said Hamilton. “He is a true creative mind and it showed in the trailer for his passion for storytelling and basketball… I was lucky to get the opportunity to work with him.”