early trailer for the short documentary film, currently in post-production
Orlando Johnson was never supposed to make it. Born into an unstable household within the gang-infested community of Seaside, California, the odds were stacked against him even graduating from high school. However, with the support of his two older brothers, Johnson was able to overcome a childhood littered with tragedy to realize his dream of playing professional basketball in the NBA.
SONOMA AVENUE takes us from the streets that raised Johnson to the hotel room where he watches his fate unfold at the NBA draft, and provides an intimate look at a brotherly bond that transcends hardship and leads to greatness.