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About the Film

About the Film

This is not your average teen movie, and Lee Bishop (Anthony O'Brien) does not have the same problems as your average teenager. When his mother leaves for Iraq, Lee is forced to grow up quickly. As though maintaining his varsity spot on the wrestling team wasn't enough to deal with, his younger sister Tina (Jessica Rose) decides to join the team. In addition Tina is being aggressively pursued by an upperclassman and since their father is out of the picture, Lee feels he is her only defense against the corrupting influences around her.

Enter Joe Kross (Gary Hudson), the owner of a local gym, who agrees to help coach the wrestling team. Because Lee is without guidance, Joe's increasing influence threatens to push Lee over the precipice. Lee must decide how far he is willing to go to secure his own future while protecting his sister - all before personal demons, and an act of sexual violence threaten to destroy him. With standout performances by Gary Hudson, Jessica Rose, Nick Richey, Anthony O'Brien and Jim Turner, "Perfect Sport" will make you question - how far would you be willing to go?

Awards

Best Feature: WorldFest Houston 2008
Best Feature: MyFestival 2008
Audience Award: Seattle International Film Festival 2008
Audience Award: National Film Festival for Talented Youth 2009

Cast

Lee Bishop: Anthony O'Brien
Tina: Jessica Rose
Joe Cross: Gary Hudson
Pat: Nick Richey
Travis: Shawn Aly
Fallon: Stella Keitel
Xavier: Jim Turner
Brett: Taylor Dow
Ms. Bishop: Jodie Harwood
Tequila Girl: Tessa Archer
Referee: Anthony L. Fuller Jr.
Teacher: Linda Jensen
Stripper: Taylor Mulvihill
SAT Proctor: Rachel Permann

Crew

Director: Anthony O’Brien
Producer: Dion Emery, Mark Sayre, Zach Mann, Chai Mann, Anthony O’Brien
Editor: Robby Stambler, Anthony O’Brien
Screenwriter: Mark Harley, Anthony O’Brien
Cinematographer: Rick Taylor
Music: Tim Borquez

The Reel NW Connection

Reel NW focuses on the very best of independent film from the Northwest. Every week, Reel NW airs intriguing films from, or about, our own community. Perfect Sport LLC is an independent production company established in 2006 by Anthony O'Brien, Zach Mann, and Mark Mathias Sayre. Perfect Sport LLC is based in Seattle, Washington.

Perfect Sport

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09/04/13

This is based on true story wrestling for a certain young man. I wish there's also a short film about mayweather vs canelo fight this year.

02/29/12

I loved this movie! Caught it at Houston Worldfest where it won for Best Drama. For those of you who haven't seen it yet (don't worry, no spoilers here) here's a mini-review:

Building on a very creative script with an unexpected plot and believable, fully human characters, the actors make unusual choices that bring even more life to their roles. Your typical sports movie this ain't. Perfect Sport is also set against a beautiful score. I'd recommend this movie to anyone who wants to see something original and gripping. It's so nice to see a movie where you don't know everything that's going to happen in advance. Loved it! Hope it comes out in wider release soon. Read more at http://sport.news-blogging.org

01/01/12

excited to watch film

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