In the last months Yariv Lerner, our CEO, has been producing a passion project about beach volleyball. This is a sport close to his heart as Yariv has been a volleyball player since his teens and spent 7 years coaching teams in LA.
The film is written by Tom Black, produced by Yariv Lerner, and directed by Minh Collins – creaters who have all have played a significant amount of beach volleyball themselves over many years. Starring Trevor Van Ueden as the lead, and a host of other real-life professional volleyball players in Travis MeWhirter, Jake McNeil, Will Howey, Billy Allen, and legendary beach coach Greg Renovich.
Travis is also a sports writer and wrote a great article about this film with a lot of detail – you can read it here:
The project originated when Yariv was 23 years old when he was in Venice living with Tom Black, who wrote the script, but it was only now that I managed to put it together.
It tells the story of Greg Nicholson, who must convince his long-time friend and partner to forgo his scholarship at medical school and pursue a lifelong dream of qualifying on the world tour. It’s the first time a movie about beach volleyball has been filmed by taking the camera inside and showing the perspective from within.