High Flying Bird is a 2019 American sports drama film directed by Steven Soderbergh.
Starring André Holland, Zazie Beetz, Melvin Gregg, Sonja Sohn, Zachary Quinto, Kyle MacLachlan, Bill Duke, Caleb McLaughlin, Jeryl Prescott, Justin Hurtt-Dunkley and others.

Watch the official trailer for High Flying Bird

Netflix on Thursday, January 17, 2019 released the trailer:
High Flying Bird | Official Trailer | Netflix.

What is High Flying Bird about?

Throughout the film, NBA players Reggie Jackson, Karl-Anthony Towns and Donovan Mitchell appear through different talking heads, where they are being interviewed individually about their experiences as rookies joining the big league.
Ray Burke (André Holland) is an agent working in a New York sports agency, which is in the middle of a lockout. After his credit card is declined while at an upscale restaurant, his boss David Starr (Zachary Quinto) tells him that the company is losing clients, the bank accounts and credit cards of the employees are frozen, and that he could be fired along with other employees. This forces Burke to look for a plan that could save the company from the lockout, as well as give his client Erick Scott (Melvin Gregg) a new opportunity, with the help of his former assistant Sam (Zazie Beetz).
The following day he visits newly drafted Jamero Umber's mother Emera with an offer, but she refuses and confirms she is already the only agent and lawyer that her son needs. Burke's former wife, Myra (Sonja Sohn), tells him that the company is in a lockout and they need to renegotiate new terms, but they will need to wait a month to settle with the TV networks for the money. Ray asks her to cancel the deal, convinced that the players won't be paid well during the lockout, which could last six months. Meanwhile, future teammates Erick Scott and Jamero Umber (Justin Hurtt-Dunkley) have an argument on Twitter, much publicised by the media.
Back Court Day is an annual event at a community center which holds a basketball camp for local kids and features appearances by star athletes. While Erick is signing autographs and answering questions from the kids, Jamero shows up with his mother in tow. Erick and Jamero confront each other about their Twitter argument. They end up playing a basketball game, which is recorded by the kids. The video is posted on social media and goes viral, garnering 24 million views. Ray gets a new idea, to stream games on streaming services and social media like Snapchat, YouTube, including Netflix, which would enable players to make money during the lockout. Erick is not convinced and feels he could put his place in the NBA at risk, but he accepts.

Who's in the High Flying Bird cast?

Here is the full cast and characters of High Flying Bird.

André Holland Ray Burke
Zazie Beetz Sam
Melvin Gregg Erick Scott
Sonja Sohn Myra
Zachary Quinto David Starr
Kyle MacLachlan David Seton
Bill Duke Spencer
Caleb McLaughlin Darius
Jeryl Prescott Emera Umber
Justin Hurtt-Dunkley Jamero Umber
Glenn Fleshler Intimidating Seton Colleague
Eddie Tavares Waiter
Farah Bala Manager Sal
Skip Bayless Self
Shannon Sharpe Self
Joy Taylor Self
Bobbi A Bordley Freddy (as Bobbi Bordley)
Evan Rosenblum Self
Van Lathan Self
Alice Callahan Arielle Seton
Linwood Brown Journalist
Teea Loreal Flight Attendant Terry
Stefano Villabona Journalist
Kristina Pink Self
Michelle Ang Rachel
Reggie Jackson Interviewee
Kai Quinto Ray's Assistant
Harry Edwards Self (as Dr. Harry Edwards)
Karl-Anthony Towns Interviewee
Donovan Mitchell Interviewee

When is High Flying Bird released in cinemas?

The film High Flying Bird was scheduled to be released on January 27, 2019 (Slamdance) and on February 8, 2019 (United States) by Netflix.

What are High Flying Bird film specifications?

The duration of the film is 91 minutes. The film's budget is $2 million.

High Flying Bird filming. Principal photography began in February 2018, in New York City and the film wrapped on March 15, 2018.

What are critics and audiences saying about High Flying Bird?

High Flying Bird got high rating from critics. IMDB rating is 6.2/10. Rotten Tomatoes rating is 93/100. The audience also kinda likes the film.

More information about High Flying Bird you can get at:

Official website: netflix.com/title/80991400

IMDB: High Flying Bird

Wikipedia: High Flying Bird

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