Short film about intellectual disability footy

Jesse Maskell’s latest short film is a five minute documentary about intellectual disability football.

The five minute film focuses, in an understated way,  on the Williamstown Seagulls team and the final weeks of their 2014 season.

Jesse, a  2013 Swinburne Film & Television graduate, made the film with his Swinburne colleague Mark Hellinger.

The duo have also been working on short documentaries about aspiring Sudanese-born basketballers who have caught the eye of Australian-based US talent scouts.

 

Road to the Grand Final on YouTube

About Vin Maskell

Founder and editor of Stereo Stories, a partner site of The Footy Almanac. Likes a gentle kick of the footy on a Sunday morning, when his back's not playing up. Been known to take a more than keen interest in scoreboards - the older the better.

Comments

  1. Yvette Wroby says

    Magnificent work. The film is heartwarming and charming and well done to the players and the filmmakers. Gotta love a game that can evoke so much good in the world.

    Vin, thanks so much for sharing. Wonderful.

    Yvette

  2. Phil Dimitriadis says

    That was a genuinely uplifting clip Vin. Footy and sport in general needs more stories like this. Great stuff Jesse and Mark.

  3. Mark 'Swish' Schwerdt says

    Jesse and Mark – love the way you captured the various emotions.

    The point about these players not having had the chance to play footy as kids was salient.

  4. It’s a great film and I admire what players have done. Well done for players and filmmakers. The story is so inspiring and reminds me that I have to break the barrier. I must make a way to move to Melbourne for better and fulfilling life!

  5. Hi Vin

    Thanks for sharing this movie. It’s about footy, it’s about life. I love the voice over saying we hope players learn that if you get knocked down, you get up and keep going. That’s it.

    Good luck to the Seagulls in 2015.

    Cheers

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