Growing Up George shows how the strong influence of Paul George’s mother Paulette and sister Teiosha helped shape the All-Star into the person, parent and athlete he is today. The piece highlights how his sister Teiosha’s success as a basketball player inspired and motivated him at a young age to develop his game. The film also touches on his mother Paulette’s stroke and how her courage and resilience pulled their family closer together. George speaks in his own words how his mother, father and sisters taught him valuable life lessons of female empowerment, overcoming adversity and driving yourself to succeed.
The short is inspired by the art work of Thunder global super fan Nanae Yamano of Japan (on Instagram at perspective_7a). Nanae was such a pleasure to work!
Client: Oklahoma City Thunder Films
Studio: Deep Sky
Creative Director: Jared Hobbs
Producer: James Horn
Art Director: Barret Thomson
Lead 2D Animator: Jack Ellis
2D Animator: Gaby Breiter
2D Animator: Matthew Seely
Compositing & effects: Grant Perdew
Backgrounds: Barret Thomson
Character designs: Nanae Yamano
Film & Audio: OKC Films