Events Transpiring Before, During, and After a High School Basketball Game
YEAR
2020
RUN TIME
75min

As Middleview High School’s woeful boys basketball team prepares for another certain loss, several unusual dramas take shape around its periphery. Ken, a cantankerous referee, finds himself charged with minding his soon-to-be ex-wife’s Shih Tzu; Brent Davidson, the Middleview Ducks’ obnoxious assistant coach, lobbies to install a complex offensive system; third-string point guard Joel attempts to explain existentialism to his teammates; and a group of theatre students plan a confrontational protest after their “post-colonial” King Lear is banned by the administration.

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Distribution

In Canada: Game Theory Films
In US: Gravitas Ventures

Official Selection

2020 Vancouver International Film Festival
2020 Cinéfest Sudbury International Film Festival
2020 Calgary International Film Festival
2020 Victoria Film Festival
2021 Cinequest Film Festival
2021 Canadian Film Festival
2021 Atlanta Film Festival
2021 RiverRun Film Festival
2021 Woods Hole Film Festival
2021 Hell's Half Mile Film Festival

2021 Footcandle Film Festival

2021 Cinejoy Film Festival

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Writer/Director

Ted Stenson

Producers

Kevin Dong
Nicola Waugh

Executive Producers

Gillian McKercher
Brenda Lieberman

Director of Photography

Guillaume Carlier

Starring

Andrew Phung
Paul Cowling
Ben Arthurs
Isra Abdelrahim

William F. White Reel Canadian Indie award at the Canadian Film Fest.

Directors' Choice Award for Best Ensemble Cast at Woods Hole Film Festival.

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