“We have walked through the shadow of last place,” prays John Leguizamo to a painting of NBA star Kristaps Porzingis in the exclusive Indiewire clip of the short film “Porzingod.”
Set to debut at the Tribeca Film Festival on April 21, the four-minute comedy short is themed around the young Knicks’ basketball player and is directed and produced by brothers Conor and Tyler Byrne. Adam Mucci also appears alongside Leguizamo in the dramatic short.
The Latvian athlete is known as a kind of savior for the New York NBA team, which had seen better days, that is until Porzingis came along. After being booed and questioned after the Knicks selected him as the No. 4 draft pick, the 20-year-old has outshone many of the league’s rookies and is referred as “The Holy No. 6.” Check out his unicorn-filled shrine in the clip above.
“It’s really for all those long-suffering Knicks fans and an homage to the team’s history,’’ Tyler told the New York Post. “We’ve taken it to the most ridiculous extreme.”
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The premiere for “Porzingod” will take place at the Regal Cinema Battery Park and will have two additional screening on Friday, April 22 at Bow Tie Chelsea Cinemas and Saturday again at the Regal Battery Park.