“In addition, as a former Olympic athlete myself,” continues Mazzio, “I’m so proud that the British, New Zealand, Australian, German, Dutch, Italy, French, Egypt, Turkish, Canadian and other Olympic teams are supporting the film and activating in profound ways, including the creation of new charitable organizations (much like the ‘A Most Beautiful Thing’ Inclusion Fund), including initiatives with the Maori in New Zealand. Universities and athletic directors across the country (from Morehouse and other HBCU institutions to the University of Washington and University of Texas to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton) are all hosting events because the film resonates deeply with their students. And amazingly, corporate CEOs are now hosting conversations around the film, digging into access and opportunity as well as the role and obligation of privilege.”
“A Most Beautiful Thing” is currently available to stream on Amazon Prime and NBC’s new platform, Peacock. Amazon Music will soon be releasing the film’s soundtrack produced by the Grammy-winning 9th Wonder, featuring Anderson Paak, Rapsody (2020 BET Lyricist of the Year), and J-Roc. For more information on the film visit its official site.
Header image caption: Manley Team on the water in Oakland. © 2019 Richard Schultz. Courtesy 50 Eggs Films.