The short film by Tool of North America is the never-before-told story of Klay's mental and physical comeback - and it tells a message of recovery and resiliency that couldn't be more timely
The short film 'Above the Waves' chronicles Golden State Warriors’ shooting guard Klay Thompson's recovery journey from his ACL injury (in partnership with the NBA and Kaiser Permanente) - this is the first time he’s really opened up about the injury and recovery process. Klay just released the short film on his YouTube channel. The film is six minutes and thriteen seconds and was created by Translation, directed by Floyd Russ, with top global creative production partner, Tool of North America.
Floyd previously won some recognition for his Netflix documentary, 'Zion'; the most notable are Sundance IMO and two Sports Emmys.
"As a basketball fan, I appreciate how much of the game is mental, especially at the highest level with a player as phenomenal as Klay, whose style and shot really embody that cerebral beauty," said Tool of North America Director, Floyd Russ. "So when we set out to make this film, we wanted it to show that mental aspect of a physical struggle. I wanted to clash the physical, raw cinematic visuals we often see in sports documentaries with a surreal, dreamlike approach whenever we enter Klay’s mind."