The Queen of Basketball

Filmmaker: Ben Proudfoot
Representative: Stephanie Owens
Runtime: 22 min

Synopsis: From director Ben Proudfoot and executive producers Shaquille O’Neal and Stephen Curry, The Queen of Basketball is an Academy Award® winning, electrifying portrait of Lusia “Lucy” Harris, who scored the first basket in women’s Olympic history and was the first and only woman officially drafted into the N.B.A. Despite her incredible accomplishments, Harris, who died unexpectedly on January 18, has remained largely unknown — until now. Here, she shares her story in her own words.

About the Filmmaker

Academy Award® winning director and 2020 Forbes 30 Under 30 entrepreneur Ben Proudfoot is the founder and creative force behind Breakwater Studios. Once a world champion in sleight-of-hand magic, Ben now brings that spirit of wonder to filmmaking, directing or producing more than fifty original short documentaries a year. The Nova Scotia native drives Breakwater’s humanist storytelling across documentary, narrative, and branded mediums.