Director Simeon Ewing - United Kingdom - 14 min.
The inspiring story of Jonathan ‘Ronin’ Royle, fighter and father, as he enters into the burgeoning sport of professional bare-knuckle boxing.
The filmmakers follow his struggle and his sacrifices in a bid to achieve his dream of competing at the highest level. Discover what he loves and what he fights for as the team around him pushes this modern-day warrior to success in a dangerous profession.
May 27 - 29, 2022 at RoleCall Theater
Kyra: An Olympic Story
Director Miko Lim - USA - 8 min.
At the Tokyo Olympics, Kyra Condie was one of four Americans to compete in the first ever Sport Climbing event. Kyra’s journey to the Olympic Games is remarkable. At age 11 she was diagnosed with severe idiopathic scoliosis and told that she would never climb again. She underwent a spinal surgery at age 13 and defying expectations, she ascended to the top of the sport.
Director McKenzie Lewis - USA - 6 min.
A local skate shop speaks about the troubles of skateboarding and shares with us that skateboarding is more than causing trouble, and more about the outlet of emotion and creative expression that it offers.
On the Sidelines
Director Valerie Betts - USA - 8 min.
After almost 50 years of Title IX, gender discrimination is still taking place within collegiate sports. These are the people standing up for the student athletes.
Directors Philip Dae Han, Duncan Kelbley - USA - 4 min.
The internal dialogue of a Kendoka (practitioner of Kendo), reflecting on the sport's meditative nature.
shorts #7 :
A Sporty New Look
Director Noam Stolerman - Israel - 17 min.
An aging bodybuilder is on the path to becoming a champion. Moments before emerging as a finalist, he might face a heartache.
Stuck in the Mud
Director Victor Palm - Sweden - 10 min.
A young Thaiboxer fights his way to the championships and finds redemption to an adverse childhood.
La Fiera: The Piera Rodriguez Story
Director Spencer Trinwith - USA - 13 min.
You ask your child what they want to be when they grow up. They look at you and say: I want to be a fighter in the UFC. For Piera Rodriguez, a contract with the UFC has always been a distant dream. Now, after seven years her one shot to be on the UFC roster has finally arrived. After a tumultuous journey from Venezuela through Panama and finally arriving in Los Angeles, her economic and emotional hurdles strengthen her dream and determination.
Screens Saturday, May 28, 2022 at 2:30 PM
at RoleCall Theater
Director Michael Crocker - USA - 8 min.
"Lead Change" explores the journey of Oakland, California based Polo player Dale Johnson and his horse and teammate Sunny. This short sports documentary explores how a person from a non-traditional Polo background, is working everyday to represent and change notions of where Polo players and equestrians come from, look like, and how they feel. Ultimately, it's a lesson in what we all can do to go about breaking down barriers, honoring traditions, updating narratives and leading change our own lives and the lives of others.