2015 Schedule
Interactive: March 13–17  •  Film: March 13–21  •  Music: March 17–22

Bounce: How the Ball Taught the World to Play

Saturday, March 14
11:00AM - 12:11PM

Alamo Lamar A
1120 S Lamar Blvd


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.

*This film is screening as part of SXsports, and will also be open to Interactive badgeholders.

Section: Documentary Spotlight
Premiere Status: World Premiere
Country: USA
Language: English with Subtitles
Year: 2015
Runtime: 71min

Director: Jerome Thélia

Executive Producer: William Mershon

Producer: Anne Carkeet, Philip Mershon, Andrew Napier

Screenwriter: John Fox, Jerome Thelia

Cinematographer: David McLain, Trevor Tweeten, Daniel Katz

Editor: Greg Wright, Andrew Napier

Sound Designer: Gene Park

Music: Nathan Halpern, Garth Neustadter

Additional Credits: Producers: David McLain, Jerome Thelia, Greg Wright, Additional Editor: Chris Ramey, Additional Editor: Brittany Ross, Assistant Editor: Simone Cassas, Animation Director: Rodrigo de la Parra


Jerome 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. Co-founder of the production company, Merge, Jerome has taught film production and post at the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan since 2001.

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Kory Mello
Obscured Pictures

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RJ Millard



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