6:30pm FRIDAY, 9/28 — Opening Night Short Films
(Narrative, United States) A new kid shows up at the high school boys’ basketball tryouts and instantly makes an impression. Will talent and drive be enough to make the team once they discover a secret?
RATING: Intended for Teen Audiences or older
Director: Jeannie Donohoe
Jeannie Donohoe is an award-winning filmmaker based in Los Angeles. She has written and directed several short films, including GAME (in festivals), Lambing Season (selected for over 50 film festivals and multiple awards; named one of the “Best Short Films of 2014” by Indiewire; currently airing on PBS Film School Shorts) and Public (Palm Springs ShortFest, PBS Imagemakers). Jeannie was selected from over 4,600 applicants to write and direct GAME through the Lexus Short Films program. Jeannie earned her MFA with honors in Directing from Columbia University. She attended Dartmouth College as an undergraduate, and also earned an MS in Education while teaching middle school in the Bronx through the Teach for America program. Jeannie is currently developing her first feature-length film.