New original series on mindfulness, mental skills training, and the process of playing present.

ABOUT THE SERIES

Guided by top mental skills coach Graham Betchart and mindful athlete Aaron Gordon, Moving Minds is a new documentary series exploring the foundations of mental skills training and how to harness the powers of our minds to be more focused, present, and resilient.

Using a blend of documentary footage, animation, and archival content, Moving Minds creates an immersive world for viewers to look at how training our minds can help all of us perform better in life and sports.

8-10 EPISODES

Each character-driven episode highlights mental skills principles and practices that show up in real life. 

CONTACT THE TEAM

Mike Esposito, Producer 
mike@evergrain.co
Ardees Rabang, Producer 
ardees@evergrain.co

Project Sizzle

THE SCOOP

Meet Graham Betchart

Graham Betchart is one of the world’s leading mental performance coaches. His mission is to bring mental training to the masses so that anyone (not just pro athletes and CEOs) can learn to perform better, and experience more joy in the process.

Graham is the author of Play Present: A Mental Skills Training Program for Basketball Players. He has worked with some of the NBA’s best athletes including Aaron Gordon, Ben Simmons, Karl Anthony Towns, and Andrew Wiggins (to name a few) and professional organizations such as True Ventures, Silicon Valley Bank, and the Utah Jazz.

WHO IS GRAHAM
WHY IS THIS IMPORTANT

Our mission is to increase access to mental skills training.

We’re experiencing rising interest in mindfulness and the self-care movement. Sports is a familiar vehicle to help normalize mental skills training and spark healthy conversation about mental wellness.

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact on mental health, particularly on that of young people. Study (FAIRHealth.org)

“We see increased depression and anxiety in all age groups, but in adolescence it’s on steroids,” says Robin Gurwitch, psychologist and professor at Duke University Medical Center.  Source (Time) 

Moving Minds is an opportunity to give access and inspire millions to train their minds.

THE STATUS

Where are we in the process?

  • Actively welcoming financing, sales and distribution opportunities.
  • We’re open to like-minded Executive Producers, co-productions, and partnership inquiries.
  • Production 80% complete; 130+ hours documentary/verite footage logged with featured talent
  • Participation from key talent
  • Complementary creative and distribution partners attached

Artistic Approach

Woven together, these elements create an audiovisual environment where audiences are able to breathe and share the experience of being present.

Character-driven Storytelling

Our genuine relationships and cinema vérité style gives our featured talent permission to be themselves and serve as guides. Viewers develop connections through intimate conversations, meditations and mental training in action – normalizing a rarely seen process.

Animation and Archival

2D animation and archival footage transport audiences through time and space to real life moments where mindset plays a pivotal role. Motion graphics expand mental skills concepts and visualize the extraordinary world of the conscious mind.

Immersive Audio Magic

An original sonic experience designed by our world class partners at Skywalker Sound helps viewers lock in, breathe, and visualize the practices seen on-screen.

WHO WE ARE

The Team

We are an award-winning independent filmmaking team with seasoned creators who have worked for Lucasfilm, Disney, and CBS Interactive.

We lead with impact. Our documentary The Rebound has played at 150+ community and educational screenings, won awards and recognition at numerous film festivals including the Kaiser Permanente Thrive Award, and premiered to millions of subscribers on Netflix and Delta Airlines.

The mental skills trainers in front of the camera have dedicated their lives to this work. This is an extension of the impact they’ve collectively had on the sports world for over a decade.

A PLAN TO MAXIMIZE REACH + IMPACT

Multi-platform Distribution

Mainstream Distribution

  • Streaming On Demand (SVOD, AVOD, TVOD, OTT)
  • International TV and Video On Demand
  • Airline Distribution

Impact

  • Film festivals
  • Conferences and community screenings
  • Partner activations

Education

  • K-12 educational version and curriculum will reach 6M+ students, teachers, and parents in 40+ countries
  • College and University distribution

Connect with us to

Mike Esposito, Producer 
mike@evergrain.co
754-200-8884
Ardees Rabang, Producer 
ardees@evergrain.co