Brooklyn producer back with story of Native American hoops star
By Zach Braziller
Hernandez said he believes “Off the Rez,” which will be featured at the upcoming Tribeca Film Festival, tells that story.
The Brooklyn native is a producer of the coming-of-age documentary that follows the path of Shoni Schimmel, a superstar girls basketball player with flair and an advanced skill set. Created by Jonathan Hock, who also did “Through the Fire,” the Sebastian Telfair story, “Off the Rez” follows Schimmel, then a high-school junior living on the Umatilla Indian Reservation in Oregon. She just finished a brilliant freshman season at Louisville.
Below: "Hernandez had a major hand in the documentary entitled Off the Rez, which follows Shoni Schimmel, now with Louisville, during her junior and senior years of high school."