LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- What does a 5'5 guy who can dunk have in common with a guy who can do a '540' dunk? It's all in the movie 'Slamma Jamma', Tim Chey's latest film, that hits theaters in February 2017.
"It's more than just a slam-dunk movie," says Chey who directed and produced his eleventh feature. "It's a movie that will make you laugh and cry and hopefully leave the theater a changed person."
The film recently had it's premiere at Fox Studios with five hundred on the waiting list. The common thread among the filmgoers was this was possibly the best basketball movie ever made.
"Everyone hoops in this movie," says Chey. "And it's all about courage – a dwarf showing up the guys on the court; a woman who faces another ball player – and Porter Maberry who at 5'5 is the world's shortest dunker."
Maberry won the TNT dunk competition on 'The Dunk King' which was the #1 rated TV show seen by over 11 million viewers in April 2016. The show rivaled 'American Idol' and proved there is a massive audience who want to watch slam dunk competitions.
"There's also Chris Staples who can do a 540 dunk – it's unbelievable to watch," says Chey.
Staples has won the ESPN and Sprite slam dunk championships.
'Slamma Jamma' is about a former basketball star who is wrongfully accused and sent to prison, but comes out to find redemption and win the national slam dunk competition against all odds.
'Slamma Jamma' opens nationwide in theaters in February 2017.
Slamma Jamma stars Chris Staples, Michael Irvin, Kenny Dobbs, Jose Canseco, Rosemary Smith-Coleman, Ryan Gunnarson, Ray Walia, Gary Smith, Michael Hardy, et al
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