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The Short Game


"The Short Game" follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year old golfers in the world as they train for and compete in the World Championships of Junior Golf. The annual tournament held at golfing mecca Pinehurst, North Carolina, brings in 1500 young golfers from 54 different countries and determines who will be crowned golf’s next phenom. In its course, the eight stories entwine to form a fascinating and often funny portrait of a group of very young athletes and their families, in which the narrow-focused, peculiar and highly competitive junior golf subculture becomes both a window into contemporary global society and an inspiring reflection of the human condition.

Director: Josh Greenbaum

Executive Producer: Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek

Producer: Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett

Editor: Billy McMillin

Sound Designer: Dror Mohar

Music: Mark Mothersbaugh

Principal Cast: Allan Kournikova, Zamokuhle Nxasana, Alexa Pano, Yang Kuan, Jed Dy, Augustin Valery, Sky Sudberry, Amari Avery


Josh Greenbaum is an Emmy award-winning writer/director who has written and directed projects for Paramount, Comedy Central, Sony, Fox, Funny or Die and CBS. Most recently he directed a short film for the Clinton Foundation that starred Ben Stiller, Sean Penn, Matt Damon, Bill Clinton, and Kristen Wiig among others. This is his first feature.

Sales Agent: Josh Braun

Public Film Contact
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Delirio Films
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