The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere
Mickey Duzjy

Thursday Jul 7, 2016

Industry City
Sunset Park
274 36th Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11232
D, N, R to 36 St

8:00PMDoors Open
8:30PMLive Music by Katie Von Schleicher
9:00PMFilms Begin
11:00PMAfter Party Sponsored by Stella Artois


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Industry City

The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere (Mickey Duzjy | USA / Japan | 18 min.)

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The strange but true story of how Japanese racehorse Haru Urara became a nationally celebrated symbol of perseverance while enduring a losing streak of epic proportions. Director and artist Mickey Duzyj traveled to Japan to uncover the story behind the horse’s unlikely rise to celebrity, and presents this partly animated short as the answer to how an undersized horse who vowed to “Never Give Up” became known as “The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere.”


Mickey Duzyj is an artist and filmmaker whose credits include animation for the ESPN 30for30 feature Y​ou Don’t Know Bo​ and the animation for Nike/Wieden+Kennedy’s M​ake a Statement ​Olympics campaign for the US Men’s Basketball team. His directorial debut was the Emmy-nominated ESPN animated short T​he Perfect 18​ (2014) about an IT manager’s perfect game of Putt-Putt golf. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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