What It Takes

This gymnastics documentary explains the thought process of a gymnast and how they feel about the sport. People tend to have a stereotype of male gymnasts as being feminine. But that is not the case at all. It takes passion, dedication, and hard work. The 3 males, one 12 years old, one 17 years old, and Jonathan Horton (a US Olympian) tell what it actually takes to get them to where they are, and where they want to end up. Its full of heart, true feelings, and love for the sport they have dedicated endless time and effort to. A real eye-opener for the ones that don't know much about the sport of gymnastics, but specifically male gymnastics.

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Director:  Kourtney Williams
Executive Producer:  Cindy Stoker
Cinematographer: Mitchell Ellison
Editor: Cheyenne Louw
Principal Cast: Caden Clinton, Evan Davis , Jonathan Horton
Additional Credits: Colorist : Adam Pohle, Camera Operator: Armaan Ramzanali, Camera Operator: Angelo Escobar


Public Film Contact
Mitchell Ellison
Jersey Village Televison(JVTV)/Cypress Fairbanks ISD
Publicity Contact
Mitchell Ellison
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Genre:  Documentary
Screening Category: Texas High School
Country: United States
Runtime: 05:00 mins