We had the pleasure of working with the MLB Productions team that captured Derek Jeter and his journey to his 3000th hit. We had an amazing time filming elements of his rehab & training, interviews with Minka Kelly at his home in Florida, and also in and around the Yankee's training facility.
Working with Derek himself was also an awesome experience, as he's has an incredibly humble personality and is one of the most calm and collected sports figures there is. He is kind and truly a down to earth individual.
The show premiers tonight on HBO at 9pm EST, check it out!
Check out the TEASE on HBO's website here and a little bit more info about the show from HBO:
"With the cooperation of Derek Jeter and the Yankees, MLB Productions gained extensive access to Jeter both at and away from the ballpark. For the first time ever, Jeter wore a microphone during two games, including the one in which he reached the 3,000 career hit milestone. He also allowed MLB Productions camera crews to follow him on multiple occasions and in a variety of settings, including in his home and during rehabilitation from a calf injury. DEREK JETER 3K also will feature exclusive interview footage with the Yankee captain, which was recorded shortly after he became only the 28th player in MLB history to achieve the milestone.
Produced by MLB Productions in collaboration with HBO Sports, DEREK JETER 3K will include reflections on Jeter's entire career, including footage in the Major League Baseball Film and VIdeo Archive ranging form his early days with the Yankees through his five World Series Championships. The special will include new interviews with his family and friends, as well as with Yankees executives, legends and teammates such as Hal Steinbrenner, Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, Joe Torre, Curtis Granderson, Dave Winfield, Minka Kelly, Billy Crystal and many more. Liev Schreiber will narrate. "