Andrea Buccilla, a 2010 journalism graduate, releases her first feature documentary, SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story, now available on Tubi. Buccilla was also a member of the Ole Miss Women’s Golf team.
“I’ve had to claw my way into being allowed to tell sports stories,” said Buccilla. “Those typically are reserved for men. Even though I was a D1 golfer, it wasn’t until this year I directed two commercials with a couple of LPGA tour pros and then this documentary. My passion is telling female sports stories and I think they deserve to be told and haven’t been done enough.”
After graduating from the University of Mississippi, Buccilla joined the Mississippi Teacher Corps, later completing her master’s degree in education, teaching English for 10 years before diving back into the journalism industry.
“I’ve always kind of viewed myself as a storyteller,” said Buccilla. “I’ve always loved writing. I took Curtis Wilkie’s feature writing class and a couple of Dr. Dolan’s classes. I took several of Garreth Blackwell’s classes and I realized, oh man, I like being creative and writing.”
Along with Buccilla’s connection to Ole Miss, other Ole Miss connections are included in the film. Brian MacKay, a 2008 journalism graduate, served as the Archival Producer. Former Ole Miss women’s basketball coach, Van Chancellor, is also featured in the film.
To learn more about Buccilla’s work, visit her website.
More about the documentary
“SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story is a transcendent documentary that uniquely captures the power and spirit of female athletes,” said Anjali Sud, Chief Executive Officer at Tubi. “Tubi is proud to collaborate with the Women’s National Basketball Players Association as part of our commitment to uplifting bold and inspiring voices for young and diverse audiences.”
SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story dives deep into the lives beyond the court of the next generation of basketball luminaries, Jonquel Jones, Nneka Ogwumike, and Breanna Stewart, as well as WNBA legend, Sheryl Swoopes. From intense off-season routines to the intricacies of family dynamics to navigating the politics of women’s sports, this documentary offers viewers a rare, all-encompassing look at the athletes as holistic individuals.
“We’re excited to bring together the WNBPA and Tubi on the release of SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story, showcasing the incredible athletes and stories that define the WNBA,” said Jessica McCourt, Executive Producer and Head of Partnerships at MALKA. “MALKA’s cutting-edge production brings to life the strength and resilience of these phenomenal players, underscoring our commitment to celebrating and supporting women’s sports.”
Directed by rising filmmaker Andrea Buccilla (MALKA), a former college athlete and commercial director whose passion for female sports shines through in the film, the documentary features an all-women team in its development, production, and direction. Its executive production team boasts names like Breanna Stewart, Nneka Ogwumike, Jonquel Jones, Jessica McCourt (MALKA), Terri Carmichael Jackson, Rebecca Otto (Wasserman), Faith Suggs (Sports International Group) and Sheryl Swoopes, with Erin Gilchrist managing the production.
“SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story is more than a documentary – it’s a movement,” states Executive Producer Terri Carmichael Jackson. “We’re bringing to light the incredible stories of these athletes, who are not just sports icons but powerful advocates for change, respect, and inspiration – something that all women can relate to and feel empowered by.”
Presented by PUMA with additional support provided by Crown Royal Regal Apple, SHATTERED GLASS: A WNBPA Story premieres exclusively on Tubi beginning January 31, 2024.