On Sunday night, the short film “Two Distant Strangers” was awarded the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film. Among the list of Executive Producers on the film is Utah Jazz All-Star point guard Mike Conley. Brooklyn Nets star, Kevin Durant, was another Executive Producer on the short. Conley and Durant join Kobe Bryant as NBA All-Stars to win Academy Awards.
“Two Distant Strangers” carries a powerful message. The Utah Jazz recently watched the short film together as a team, and Quin Snyder described the film as “Impactful and timely”.
For those looking to watch “Two Distant Strangers”, it can be found on Netflix, and lasts only 32 minutes.
Whether he is winning awards for being a great teammate or donating thousands to help homeless and disadvantaged people, Mike Conley can always be found making a positive impact on those around him. In just the last couple of years, Conley has been awarded the NBA Cares Community Assist award, the NBA’s Teammate of the Year award, the NBA’s Sportsmanship award, an All Star selection, and now an Academy Award. That’s quite an impressive and diverse trophy shelf.
On behalf of Jazz fans everywhere, congratulations Mike Conley. Jazz Nation is behind you.