Keith O’Derek’s Rare and Exclusive Footage Appears in Will Smith’s ‘King Richard’
*This weekend, the film “King Richard” made its world premiere in theaters and is streaming exclusively on HBO.
The Warner Bros. film is based on the true story of how Richard Williams, the father of Compton, California-raised Venus and Serena Williams, coached and guided his daughters’ incredible pathways to become two of the greatest pro tennis players the world has ever seen. Actor Will Smith plays Richard Williams.
Veteran producer, director, videographer, and documentarian Keith O’Derek is excited about the film’s release, which contains some footage from a 1995 interview he conducted in Compton with Richard Williams and daughters Venus, 15 and Serena, 14. Outside of Compton, the three were virtually unknown.
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