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Kevin Durant’s media company to produce film about basketball at San Quentin

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Kevin Durant’s media imprint will produce documentary on San Quentin Hoopers in early 2019.

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Kevin Durant gliding in the open court and soaring about defenders for buckets is one of the smoothest sights to witness in the league.

Off the court, Durant and his Thirty-Five Media production company will get an opportunity to replicate the same effects in a transition to TV and Film by scoring the newest documentary in FOX Sports Films’ Emmy nominated “Magnify” series.

Executive produced by Durant and Thirty-Five Media, “Q Ball” chronicles the lives of incarcerate players at San Quentin State Prison. Durant and random Warriors’ previous visits to the prison helped kick start the project.

“My first visit to San Quentin with my teammates was an unforgettable experience that moved me and made me want to bring it to a larger audience,” said Durant in a release sent to Golden State of Mind. “This film shines a light on these individuals, their struggles and their connection through basketball”

Set to premiere early next year, Q Ball explores the personal struggles of the San Quentin Warriors as they search for redemption and transcendence on and off the court. For the “Magnify” franchise, Q Ball is another solid addition.

“It’s been an incredible first six months for Magnify, and we’re excited to continue adding compelling new projects to the series” said FOX Sports Films Senior Vice President and Executive Producer Gabe Spitzer in a release. “We’re focused on growing Magnify with films like Q Ball that open up larger cultural conversations through the lens of sports.”