The Short Game, the first original documentary to be offered on the streaming service, will premiere on Thursday, December 12 at 12:01 AM ET. The 2013 SXSW Audience Award winner follows eight of the most competitive golfers around the globe, all who happen to be under the age of 7, as they train for and compete in the World Championship of Junior Golf. It was Academy qualified in a limited theatrical release through Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films. The pic will be available to stream in all territories where Netflix is available – U.S., Canada, the UK, Ireland, Latin America, the Nordics and the Netherlands. The Short Game is produced by Rafael Marmor, Christopher Leggett, and Josh Greenbaum, and executive produced by Jessica Biel, Justin Timberlake, Timm Oberwelland, John Battsek and David Frankel.
Phase 4 Films and Samuel Goldwyn Films will jointly release The Short Game on September 20. Directed by Josh Greenbaum, The Short Game won the SXSW 2013 Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature. It tells the story 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 cast includes Allan Kournikova, Anna Kournikova’s 7-year-old brother. Greenbaum also produces. John Battsek (The Imposter, Searching For Sugar Man) and David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Hope Springs) are exec producers.
On the closing day of SXSW 2013, Destin Daniel Cretton’s Short Term 12 added an Audience Award to its Narrative Grand Jury Prize. Kid golfing docu The Short Game nabbed the Audience Award for Best Documentary Feature (watch Deadline’s exclusive trailer premiere for the pic here), while the first pick-up of the fest, Cheap Thrills, scored the Midnighters audience prize. Full Audience Award winners list below. Read More »
EXCLUSIVE: 1500 youngsters from all over the globe compete each year in the World Championships of Junior Golf. Eight of the pint-sized competitors (including Allan Kournikova, Anna Kournikova’s 7-year-old brother) are the subjects of The Short Game, a SXSW 2013 documentary world premiere. Emmy-winning director Josh Greenbaum previously helmed short projects for Paramount, Sony, Fox, Comedy Central, Funny Or Die, and The Clinton Foundation and enlisted veteran help for his feature-length debut, including award winning producer John Battsek (The Imposter, Searching For Sugar Man) and Oscar-winner David Frankel (The Devil Wears Prada, Hope Springs), who executive produced. Composer Mark Mothersbaugh (Rushmore, The Life Aquatic) scored the docu which screens Sunday, March 10 in Austin. Submarine is repping sales. Watch the trailer here: