New York-based Imagine Documentaries has partnered with 13-time NBA All-Star and Olympic champion Dwyane Wade on an all-access documentary chronicling his life and basketball career as he goes through his final year in the NBA.
The untitled film will offer a portrait of Wade (pictured) through a combination of home movies, video diaries and fly-on-the-wall, verité access to the Miami Heat shooting guard.
The film is produced by director Bob Metelus, along with Imagine Documentaries president Justin Wilkes and EVP Sara Bernstein. Imagine Entertainment chairmen Brian Grazer and Ron Howard will serve as EPs alongside Wade’s production company 59th & Prairie Entertainment.
“The opportunity to tell a high-stakes personal story that spans a decade using purely verité material is a documentarian’s dream,” said Wilkes in a statement. “The fact that the story belongs to one of the greatest athletes of all time is cinematic kismet. We’re honored to be working with Dwyane and Bob on creating a film that will entertain and inspire.”
“I’m looking forward to sharing this very personal documentary that peels back the layers of my emotional 16-season journey with all of its twists and turns, and peaks and valleys,” added Wade. “It has been a roller coaster ride and the never-before-seen footage will show my fans how I’ve made my own way throughout this incredible adventure.”
“I’m fortunate to have exclusive access into Dwyane’s life, and have witnessed and captured incredibly raw and powerful moments over the years. It’s been a privilege and honor to chronicle his special journey on and off the court,” said Metelus. “I’m excited to share his inspirational story with the world and show an intimate, behind the scenes look at the life of a three-time NBA Champion, father, husband, businessman, philanthropist, style icon, and someone I’m lucky enough to call a close friend.”