This episode of SANDCAST: Beach Volleyball with Tri Bourne and Travis Mewhirter, is AWESOME. This episode features Yariv Lerner, the CEO of Nu Boyana Film Studios, one of the largest film studios in Europe.

Why are we having a CEO of a film studio on the podcast? Because Lerner is producing a movie, Qualifying, depicting the grinding journey of the qualifier beach volleyball player, shooting it at Sofia Beach in Sofia, Bulgaria. Now, for the first time since Sideout, beach volleyball will be back on the big screen, and for the first time ever, it’s going to be done right.

On this episode, we discuss:

– How this movie came to be, and how a script written 20 years ago by Tom Black was revived to become a bona fide movie

– How Lerner became so passionate about beach volleyball, beginning on the coasts of South Africa to Santa Monica

– Lerner’s legendary house in Santa Monica, which roofed players such as Billy Allen, Nick Lucena, John Mayer, Kevin Wong, and Adam Roberts, among others

– The cast, plot, and projected release date of Qualifying

And, as always, so much more.



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