Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play
WINTER FILM AWARDS 2016 NOMINEE - SOCIALLY RELEVANT FILM
NOMINEE - BEST DOCUMENTARY
- Congo, United Kingdom, Brazil
- 72 mins
- English and Portuguese
Documentary Film Competition
From Brazilian favelas to dusty Congolese villages, from neolithic Scottish isles to modern soccer pitches, Bounce explores the little-known origins of our favorite sports. The film crosses time, languages and continents to discover how the ball has staked its claim on our lives and fueled our passion to compete. Equal parts science, history and cultural essay, Bounce removes us from the scandals and commercialism of today’s sports world to uncover the true reasons we play ball, helping us reclaim our universal connection to the games we love.
Jerome Thelia has long been fascinated by the intersection of art and technology. He has worked as a director, editor, colorist and
visual effects artist for feature films, documentaries and commercials for 25 years. Co-founder with David McLain of the production company Merge, Jerome has taught film production at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan since 2001. Some recent credits include The Calling (director); Mad as Hell (executive producer) and The Enclave (colorist and post-sup).