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Off the Rez

World Premiere

USA | 86 MINUTES | English |


Sports, Documentary

Shoni Schimmel, a Umatilla Indian and one of the best high school basketball players in the country, dreams of being the first from her tribe to get a college scholarship. Shoni and her mother/coach Ceci battle together to redeem generations of struggle for their family and their people, but her hoop dreams are threatened after her family leaves the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

Tribeca Talks After the Movie (4/26 only): Join director Jonathan Hock, executive producers Kelly Ripa and Mark Consuelos, and Eileen O'Neill, Group President of Discovery & TLC Networks, and others for a discussion about the pressures on elite high school athletes and Shoni Schimmel's challenging journey as a Native American female athlete into the college sports arena. Moderated by Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author of Friday Night Lights, Buzz Bissinger.


Directed by Jonathan Hock and Jonathan Hock

Jonathan Hock
Director of Photography
Alastair Christopher
Jonathan Hock
Jim Podhoretz, Philip Aromando, Nelson Hernandez
Executive Producer
Kelly Ripa, Mark Consuelos, Albert Bianchini, Eileen O'Neill, Eric Black
Robert Miller
Primary Cast
Shoni Schimmel, Ceci Moses, Rick Schimmel, Delores Moses, Lillian Moses
Nancy Novack, Keiko Deguchi


Philip Aromando
Hock Films
New York, NY 10011
Phone: 212.337.3292
Director's Agent
Jim Ornstein
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
New York, NY 10019
Phone: 212.903.1574
Production Executive
Albert Bianchini
Milojo Productions
New York, NY 10012
Phone: 212 381 4900
Dustin Smith
TLC Discovery Channel
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310.975.1640