Short of the Week

Sports

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 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 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.