OKC Thunder Films is debuting a movie during the deadCenter Film Festival’s 20th anniversary.
Instead of featuring one of the team’s basketball players, the crew follow the man who puts it all together, Marc St. Yves, in "The Everyday Saint."
“You know everyone loves to see the players, but when you go behind the curtain a bit, and this is the guy you want to see,” said Dan Mahoney, the co-executive producer of the film.
“He does about everything you can image in that is the glue of the operations. He does all the travel, logistics, the buses, the planes,” said Mahoney. “It’s why we called it ‘The Everyday Saint.’ It’s just a guy that does his job and does it well and tat’s the story we decided was important to tell.”
The Saint has worked with the team for three decades, starting out as a ball boy for the Seattle Super Sonics when he was 13-years-old. Then, he followed the team to Oklahoma City.
“He has never missed a game in 30 years. That’s 3,000 games,” said Mahoney.
Throughout that time, the Saint has worn many different hats. Now, he has a new title, after the Thunder became ground zero for the COVID-19 outbreak in the U.S.
“He actually now has been designated as our chief hygiene officer. The league required that you have one. His role now is to make sure that all the equipment, in all the facilities, all our practice facilities are clean and safe,” said Mahoney.
The film crew also took a deep dive into his personal life, showcasing how he balances and the love for his family.
“His wife actually says this in the film. It’s an issue of quality over quantity when you talk about time,” Mahoney said. “He likes to say he’s loyal to the logo and he is."
"The Everyday Saint" is part of the deadCenter’s Community Corner, which features films, classes and panels for free on the festival's website.