Forty for 40: Full Court Press

Forty for 40 spans the 40-year career of Michael Thomas Sr., Head Coach of Thomson High School Basketball, and how he's impacted the lives of hundreds of young men over the last forty years
through the foundational elements of the team's creed, Self-Discipline, Concentration, and Hard Work (SDCHW).

  • Natina Marie Hill
  • Michael Thomas Jr.
  • Mikaela Thomas
  • Michael Thomas Sr.
    Key Cast
    "Coach Michael Thomas "
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    1 hour 9 minutes 35 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 30, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Private Screening
    United States
    April 30, 2023
    Thomson Georgia Premiere
Director Biography - Natina Marie Hill

Natina Marie Hill is a Director, Producer, and multi-hyphenated entrepreneur. Her most recent project, Forty for 40: Full Court Press, is a documentary that highlights a Head Coach’s 40-year high school basketball career and the team’s creed which has shaped the lives of hundreds of young men. She is the founder of PenHaus Media, a woman-owned content studio and video production haus. In 2021, PenHaus Media published a modern digital zine, Melanin Muse™️, to amplify and protect Black women’s stories. PenHaus Media has become an incubator to elevate Black women into film, television, and media, with many now working for Tyler Perry Studios, TV One, BETplus, HBO Max, Starz, and more. She’s had the privilege of creating content for Jemele Hill’s Spotify podcast,, MADE for the W, Atlanta Chamber of Commerce, and many others.

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Director Statement

Through this Creed: Self-Discipline, Concentration, and Hard Work (SDCHW), Coach Thomas has united hundreds of young men from Thomson, Georgia to find their purpose through their passion for the game and a common interest to win in life beyond basketball.