‘High Flying Bird’: Andre Holland Explains How He Pitched a Movie to Steven Soderbergh

For André Holland, there is much riding on the success of the Netflix sports drama “High Flying Bird,” which made its world premiere at the 2019 Slamdance Film Festival and lands on Netflix today.

The movie features an intriguing pairing behind the camera, with a script by “Moonlight” Oscar winner Tarell Alvin McCraney directed by Steven Soderbergh, but it also marks Holland’s first executive producer credit through his newly-minted Harper Road Films production shingle — as well as his first leading role in a movie.

But Holland’s just getting started, and has big plans for the future.“High Flying Bird,” which follows a sports agent’s controversial business pitch to a rookie basketball player, is the first project on Holland’s 13-year-long resume that he shepherded along from the start.

He first brought the idea to Soderbergh after the pair worked together on the filmmaker’s Cinemax series “The Knick.

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