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The Shining Star of Losers Everywhere (Mickey Duzjy | USA / Japan | 18 min.)
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 You Don’t Know Bo and the animation for Nike/Wieden+Kennedy’s Make a Statement Olympics campaign for the US Men’s Basketball team. His directorial debut was the Emmy-nominated ESPN animated short The Perfect 18 (2014) about an IT manager’s perfect game of Putt-Putt golf. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.