Short of the Week

Sports

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Spike Lee / 16 min / USA / 2014

The best summer of her life is only the beginning for 13-year-old Mo’ne Davis. With the support of her family and passion for sports, Mo’ne stands for girls who want to play with the boys. Directed by Spike Lee.

Sports about Abuse in Live-Action
Kevan Funk / 11 min / Canada / 2014

Torn between his guilt and the fraternity of the team, a young athlete struggles to reconcile his feelings after witnessing a heinous act at a party.

Sports about Loss in Live-Action
Anders Walter / 16 min / Denmark / 2013

Oscar Short-Listed in 2012, 9 Meter tells the story of Daniel, a 16-year-old who believes breaking his long jump records is keeping his dying mother alive. He sets out to make the most dangerous jump of his life.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Daniel D'Alimonte / 24 min / USA / 2013

At the precipice of adulthood, a troubled thief joins a boxing club where he encounters values of structure, discipline and perseverance.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Chris Eversole / 5 min / USA / 2013

Heather “The Heat” Hardy, is a single mother and professional boxer who uses boxing as way to provide a life for her and her daughter.

Sports about Loss in Animation
Joe Sparkes / 3 min / UK / 2013

A boxer is given reason to reflect on his upcoming fight when a moth sneaks into his locker room.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Sam de Jong / 20 min / Netherlands / 2013

A talented gymnast makes a life-changing discovery as she prepares for an important tournament, which is her last chance to reach the top. A Sundance 2013 short.

Sports about Corruption in Live-Action
Ryan Koo / 9 min / USA / 2013

A prequel to the in-development feature film “Manchild” by Ryan Koo (No Film School), a fresh street agent works to ingratiate himself with a talented high school basketball player.

Sports about Redemption in Live-Action
Joshua Z Weinstein / 13 min / USA / 2013

In 2005, an unknown Irish boxer beat Mike Tyson, then he disappeared. Filmmaker Joshua Z Weinstein rediscovers boxer Kevin McBride, raising his children in a gritty Boston suburb. Kevin’s body is deteriorating, yet he compulsively continues to fight.

Sports about Perseverence in Live-Action
Nathan Caswell, Jeremiah Zagar / 6 min / USA / 2012

Chad Jones, athletic superstar and NFL hopeful, was brutally injured in a 2010 car crash. His journey to recovery is documented is this virtuosic short from the team at Union HZ.